The St. Marys area offers a variety of recycling options, including extensive county and municipal programs as well as commercial recycling specialists.

Elk County Solid Waste / Recycling Office

The Recycling/Solid Waste office is responsible for facilitating Elk County’s drop-off recycling program, which includes not only traditional recyclable materials, but also used oil, tires, white goods, household hazardous waste and electronics. The office is also responsible for enforcing the county’s solid waste ordinance.

The Elk County Solid Waste/Recycling website provides extensive information on how and where to recycle various materials.

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Elk County Community Recycling Center

The Elk County Community Recycling Center is open three days a week to accept a variety of recyclables, including some plastics and types of paper, bi-metal and aluminum cans, used motor oil (no mixes), and used cooking oil (no solids). Electronics are collected the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and they also can be dropped of at the community recycling center during regular business hours. See their website for more details.

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Premier Metal and Recycling

Premier Metal and Recycling purchases industrial ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, including all powder metal scrap, sintered parts, belts, muffles, floor sweepings, green parts and powders. Premier Metal also sells remill non-ferrous powders.

Rick’s Recycling

Rick’s Recycling, Elk County’s largest scrap metal yard, purchases both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal items. State-of-the-art tools and technology provide dependable elemental analysis for the most accurate readings of scrap metals, ensuring that sellers get full value. Call or text for current pricing.

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City of St. Marys Compost Site:
Located off Wilson Road. Open every day from dawn to dusk for disposal of leaf/yard waste, grass clippings, and garden residue