Preparing Your Recyclables
- Place all recyclables loosely into the recycle bin.
- Rinse any recyclable food containers before placing in the bin.
- Be sure each bin and its contents weigh less than 50 pounds.
- Place bins curbside between 6:00 p.m. the day before collection and 4:00 a.m. the day of collection.
- Remove bins from the curb no later than 6:00 p.m. on the day of collection.
What to Recycle
- PLASTICS # 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 (look for the number inside the recycling symbol on the container)
- PAPER: Newspapers, magazines, brochures, junk mail, office paper, folded or crushed paper bags, greeting cards, phone books, paperback books, file folders
- CARDBOARD: Corrugated boxes, cardboard beverage carriers, dry food boxes/cartons, tissue/towel rolls
- METAL: Aluminum, metal cans, metal jar lids, steel bottle caps, foil
- GLASS: Bottles and jars (without tops), food containers, beverage containers
What Not to Recycle (and instead put in trash)
- PLASTICS: plastic bags, plastic utensils, Styrofoam, plastics #3 and #6, electronics (including phones and computers), plastic film, plant containers, hard plastics with no number (like patio chairs)
- PAPER: Shredded paper, waxed paper, stickers, labels
- CARDBOARD: Waxed cardboard, take-out food containers, greasy pizza boxes
- CANS: Paint cans, scrap metal, oil and cleansers, electronic waste, batteries
- GLASS: Mirrors, window panes, ceramics, Pyrex dishware, broken or sharp glass
To learn more about recycling, visit the DSWA residential page at http://dswa.com/residential-recycling-guidelines/
Yard waste is collected on recycling days.
From November 15 - March 15, sanitation workers do not make collections in bad weather. If your collection is canceled as a result, it will be made the following day if weather permits.
Trash & Recycling Collection Schedule
East of I-95 Recycling Collection
- Date: 11/18/2019
Preparing Your Recyclables
- Place all recyclable materials loosely into recycle bin.
- Any used food containers should be cleaned before placing them in the bin.
- Cans must be placed for pick-up before 4 a.m. on the day of collection, but not before 6 p.m. on the day prior to collection.
- Cans must be removed no later than 6 p.m. on the day of collection.
- Each can and its contents must weigh less than 50 pounds.
What Can Be Recycled?
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Detergent Containers
- Plastic Milk Containers
- Aluminum Cans
- Steel Cans (Soup)
- Tin Cans
- Empty Aerosol Cans
- Mixed Paper
- Telephone Books
- Junk Mail
- Soft Books
- Cereal Boxes
- White Paper
- Plastic Containers with the #1 - #7 recycling symbol designation (e.g. yogurt and margarine tubs, lotion and sunscreen tubes, ketchup bottles, microwave trays)
- Cartons and aseptic packaging (e.g. juice boxes, gable-top milk, and juice containers)
For further questions on what can or can't be recycled, call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878.