Garbage & Recycling Information

Town of Elba Residents Only - Garbage and Recycling

Located at:

Town of Elba Town Hall
N3799 County T

Saturdays Only
7:00 am - 1:00 pm - Attendant on Duty

$1.00 per garbage bag up to 32 gallon or equivalent to one 32 gallon outdoor garbage can

Larger bags and/or containers will be determined at the time of drop off.

Trash punch cards are available for $10.00 (see attendant)

Materials NOT allowed in Columbia County Solid Waste Dumpsters

Recycling Guidelines

Town of Elba

  • Only allowed recyclables can be placed in the recycling bins.
    • The following items ARE recyclable:
      • # 1 and # 2 Plastics
      • Paper, including newspapers, magazines, and clean, loose paper
      • Cardboard and paper board
      • Glass bottles and jars
      • Tin and aluminum cans
    • The following items ARE NOT recyclable and need to be placed in the garbage:
      • Styrofoam
      • Plastics other than # 1 or #2
      • Hard plastic objects such as toys
      • Plastic bags such as grocery and garbage bags
      • Window glass, ceramics, dishes, light bulbs or pottery
    • To maximize capacity of the dumpsters:
      • Cardboard boxes need to broken down and flattened
        • Place cardboard and paper into the designated dumpster
      • Contents of plastic bags must be emptied into the dumpsters. No bags full of recyclables are allowed in the dumpsters.
      • Jugs and bottles should be flattened
    • Metal items are to be placed in the metal recycling dumpster.
    • Garbage Collection and Recycling Center hours are Saturdays 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
      • Drop-offs at other times ARE NOT allowed and are subject to prosecution
    • Large bulk items and electronics may be accepted for a fee. They need to be placed into the storage trailer.  Please see the Town of Elba website or ask an attendant for allowed items and prices.
    • The following items ARE NOT accepted:
      • Tires, remodeling debris, motor oil, lead batteries

Prepare Recyclables as Follows:

Remove contents from plastic garbage/grocery bags. These type of bags are not recyclable.

Aluminum, clean and flatten.

Tin cans, rinse clean, remove labels.

Glass, rinse clean, remove caps and rings, separate colors. Window glass, ceramics, china, and light bulbs not accepted.

Plastic, rinse and remove caps and rings.

Paper, all types of clean paper. Paper towels, tissues, and wax coated paper are not accepted.

Cardboard, flatten. Wax coated cardboard is not accepted.

Newspapers, bundled separately from other papers.

Large Items, (i.e. furniture, appliances, etc...) - The Town of Elba has a trailer for larger items to be disposed of. Items may only be brought in on Saturday mornings. Please speak with attendant before unloading any item(s). Click here for current fees:  AMENDED - Recycling Fee Schedule

Not Accepted

Remodeling debris of any kind (i.e. windows, doors, shingles, siding, concrete, etc...) motor oil, lead-acid batteries, liquid of any kind, tires, furnaces.