Recycling Collection

 2017 Solid Waste Collection Schedule 
Collection occurs every other Thursday and is limited to a City issued 95-gallon wheeled cart.  If you are not sure of which Ward you are in, please see the City route map.  
 2016 Recycling Collection Schedule
 Wards 1 & 2 (Maroon Route)  Wards 3 & 4 (Gold Route)
 Every other Thursday beginning January 14  Every other Thursday beginning January 7

Additional containers are available upon request. Recycling should be placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day. 

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding collection please contact our Customer Service Department at 302-422-6616.
Accepted Materials
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles / jars (any color)
  • Junk mail / envelopes (all types)
  • Magazines / catalogs
  • Metal cans (tin / steel / aluminum)
  • Milk jugs, bleach / detergent, shampoo bottles
  • Narrow-neck plastic bottles
  • Newspapers / brown paper bags
  • Paper
  • Paperboard (cereal / tissue boxes)
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Telephone / soft cover books
  • Pizza Boxes (free of food residue)
  • Plastic - UPDATE - #1, #2, #4, #5 &#7 plastics. These numbers, known as the resin identification code, are located inside an arrow-shaped triangle, found at the bottom of each plastic container.
*For proper disposal of acceptable materials, please visit for more info.

Materials Not Accepted

  • Styrofoam (all types)
  • Hardback Books (pages are acceptable, remove hard cover)
  • Light Bulbs (all types)
  • Household Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Broken Glass / Mirrors / Window Glass
  • Empty aerosol spray cans
  • Paint Cans
*For proper disposal of materials not accepted items, please visit for more info.