Public Works

Garbage  & Recycling Collection

The Town of Elkin offers trash and recycling pickup for all residential and business customers.  Containers should be placed at the street the night before scheduled collection day by 7:00 pm and collected by 7:00 pm on the day of collection.

Listed below is a chart of the current rates and number of pickups allowed for residential and commercial customers

Rate Type  Number of Carts    Monthly Charge
Residential   $8.00 
Residential   $11.00
Commercial 1   $8.00
Commercial    $11.50
Commercial  3   $15.00

Calendar for Trash and Recycle dates - 2022

For yearly schedule please click 2019 Public Works Calendar Tab
Cardboard Pickup
The Town of Elkin offers cardboard pickup for Downtown customers. The cardboard truck runs every Tuesday. If you have cardboard that needs to picked up, please have it out ready by 7:00 am on Tuesday mornings.

Household Recycling

The Town of Elkin provides recycle collection every other week. Co-mingled recycling, or being able to throw paper, cardboard, glass, and plastic in one bin makes it easy.

Recycling Do’s
The following items can be recycled in your recycle roll carts:
  • Some paper – newspaper, glossy magazines, junk mail, envelopes, telephone books
  • Corrugated cardboard with a wavy middle
  • Paper towel rolls and toilet tissue rolls
  • Cereal boxes and paper milk/juice cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars (labels and lids are okay)
  • Plastic bottles # 1-7 (lids and labels are okay)
  • Egg cartons
  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans and foil
  • Metal pots, pans, and lids

Recycling Don’ts
Don’t throw these items in your recycling bins:
  • Some paper – books, napkins, tissues, paper towels, wax or parchment paper
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic bags
  • Clamshell/hinged plastic containers
  • Unnumbered plastics
  • Coat hangers
  • Broken glass, mirror glass, and ceramic
  • Light bulbs

Other Recycling Guidelines
Following these guidelines make picking up your recycling easy:
  • Place bins in the street by 7 pm on evening prior to your collection day
  • Point the arrows on the lid towards the street (on trash bins, too)
  • Try to place bins away from parked cars, mailboxes and fire hydrants
  • Don’t cram items into the bins and break down cardboard boxes

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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