Yard Waste Recycling

As a result of discussion with the Region III office of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Elkins has been advised by the EPA that our obligation for the 5 year yard waste project under the Consent Decree signed by the City in 2011 has been satisfied.

While we recognize that the curbside yard waste pick-up has proven to be a popular service offered by the City, the burden on the City’s resources can no longer be sustained. Therefore the City will no longer be able to offer curbside pick-up of yard waste.

However, we realize that offering City residents a means for disposal of yard waste material has significant benefits, so we intend to keep our receiving area open in its current location at 31 Jones Drive.

Yard Waste Recycling
In compliance with federal and state laws, the City of Elkins no longer accepts yard waste as part of regular trash collection. Instead, the city offers yard-waste recycling as a year-round drop-off service at the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection and Transmission Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Yard-Waste Drop-off
Residents may drop off yard waste between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the above location, i.e., the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection and Transmission Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Acceptable Yard-Waste Materials
Acceptable items include:

  • Grass, tree and shrub trimmings
  • Vegetative landscaping materials
  • Leaves and hay
  • Plant debris
  • Branches and brush (limits: no thicker than 2 inches; no longer than 8 feet) tied with a string or twine in manageable bundles (no wires or plastic ties)

Unacceptable Yard-Waste Materials
Unacceptable items include (but are not limited to):

  • Plastics
  • Treated wood
  • Construction/demolition debris
  • Household trash
  • Animal waste
  • Non-organic material
  • Yard waste containing concrete, rocks, sod, or dirt
  • Items over 50 pounds
  • Any other items unsuitable for composting

We sincerely appreciate all of your help keeping Elkins beautiful!

For more information, contact:
Melody Himes, Operations Assistant
mhimes@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: 304-635-7021
Fax: 304-635-7132
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241