Last modified on May 12, 2023 at 3:43 pm

Recycling Glass and Yard Waste

The City of Elkins does not offer curbside pickup of recyclables. However, the city does operate a drop-off location for glass and yard-waste recycling at the City of Elkins Street Department (1 Baxter Street).

The drop-off site is behind the Street Department garage. To reach the containers, drive past the garage, turn right on Chestnut Street, and turn right into the gravel lot behind the Street Department garage. Here is a dropped pin showing the precise location of the containers on Google Maps.

Only glass and yard waste are accepted at the City of Elkins drop-off location. To learn how to recycle other materials in the Elkins area, please consult the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority.


Glass and yard waste may be dropped off at this location Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Acceptable Materials & Location

Acceptable Glass Materials

At the drop-off location, we accept clear, brown, and green container glass. Please rinse bottles and remove caps. It is helpful but not necessary to remove all labels.

Acceptable Yard Waste Materials
  • 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

Additional Area Recycling Programs

As mentioned above, the City of Elkins recycling drop-off location accepts only glass and yard waste. If you need to recycle electronics, plastic, cardboard, paper, tires, batteries, or other materials not accepted by the City of Elkins, please consult the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA).

The purpose of RCSWA is to protect the public health and welfare of citizens by providing a comprehensive program of solid waste collection, processing, recycling, and disposal. The RCSWA website offers a list of area recycling resources here.

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