Solid Waste Compost Facilities

Residents are encouraged to mulch yard clippings and leave on your yard to restore nutrients back into the soil. However if you choose not to recycle/ mulch your yard clippings there are sites available in the County. These facilities are listed below along with the items they take

Public Yard Waste Facilities
City of Becker  
website | 763-261-4449
City of Big Lake  
website | 763-263-2268
City of Elk River  
website | 763-635-1120
City of Zimmerman  
website | 763-856-4666

Private Yard Waste Facilities
Elk River Composting Inc.

Acceptable materials:

  • Garden wastes
  • Leaves
  • Lawn cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Shrubs
  • Tree Waste
  • Pruning
OTI, Inc
website | 763-862-0016

Acceptable materials:

  • Yard Clippings
  • Top Soil/ Sod
  • Clean Fill
  • Aggregate 3 or less (no plastic or fabric)
  • Rock 4-18 (no landscape rock)
  • Branches
  • Tree Stumps
  • Christmas Trees
  • Christmas Wreaths
  • Wood Chips
Zoning Admin Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Zoning Administration
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4450
Fax: 763-765-4467
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