The Elk County Recycling Department provides assistance to residents by providing collection services for recyclable items in each of our local communities. The regular collection schedule is listed below. Each spring, the department coordinates an "e-waste" collection which provides a way for residents to recycle electronics, paint containers and other items which are often difficult to dispose of.
Click here for the next annual Household and "E-Waste" collection date.
The location of collection is at the Moline Rodeo Grounds from 9am - 1pm.
Click here for the participation log and types of waste acceptable.
TYPES OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ACCEPTED
PLASTIC CONTAINERS - (Rinsed clean)
- Marked with a 1 - Soft drink & water bottles, any plastics that you can see through
- Marked with a 2 - Milk jugs & large water jugs, plastics that are opaque and not dyed
- Marked with a 2 -Colored plastics such as detergent bottles,solid color plastics
STEEL CANS - all sizes, rinsed, it's not necessary to remove labels
ALUMINUM CANS - rinsed & crushed
PAPER - newspaper, office or mixed paper, junk mail, misc paper all weights & color
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD - remove all non-cardboard packaging & break down to lay flat
GLASS - any color bottles & window glass (No light bulbs)
CARDBOARD - remove all non-cardboard packing and break down to lay flat
PLEASE - NO PETROLEUM CONTAINERS!
County Collection Schedules
(No Collections on the 5th Saturday of the Month)
Recently, waste for recycling has been left unattended. Animals, Mother Nature, and other factors create a mess out of it. Clean-Up costs the recycling program precious time, money, and resources. Please help us keep our program by dropping your recycling at designated times and places.
THANK YOU for doing your part!
In 2017 Elk County Recycled 77,578.lbs of card board & 64,320.lbs of other material!!