Recycling In Elkins

Last modified on May 11th, 2022 at 05:42 pm

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 31 Jones Drive, off Robert E. Lee Avenue Extension.

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.

Acceptable Glass and Yard-Waste Materials

At the city’s 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.

Click here to learn more about materials that can be accepted for yard-waste recycling.


Glass and yard waste may be dropped off at this location during the following hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Directions to City Drop-Off Location

Unfortunately, online mapping tools do not show Jones Drive. To bring glass and yard-waste recycling to the drop-off location, please follow the driving directions below.

  • Robert E. Lee Avenue starts at Harrison Avenue.
  • Travel west on Robert E. Lee Avenue away from Harrison.
  • Pass Elkins Middle School, on your right.
  • Continue onto Robert E. Lee Avenue Extension.
  • Pass the Phil Gainer Community Center on your right.
  • Just past Andrews Street, bear left onto Jones Drive. You may notice the large circular tank structures, part of the former wastewater treatment plant, up ahead to the left.
  • Continue onto the grounds of the old wastewater treatment plant.
  • Follow signs to the glass or yard-waste drop-off locations.

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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