Recycling In Elkins

Last modified on March 24th, 2023 at 05:53 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 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.

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 Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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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