Recycling Collection

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Preparing Your Recyclables

  1. Place all recyclables loosely into the recycle bin.
  2. Rinse any recyclable food containers before placing in the bin.
  3. Be sure each bin and its contents weigh less than 50 pounds.
  4. Place bins curbside between 6:00 p.m. the day before collection and 4:00 a.m. the day of collection.
  5. 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

Yard Waste

Yard waste is collected on recycling days.

Inclement Weather

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 Trash Collection

  • Date: 11/21/2019  

Preparing and Placing Your Trash

  1. Place in the trash only those items that can spoil, such as food or disposable diapers.
  2. Close and tie trash bags and place them into heavy plastic or metal trashcans. Secure with watertight lids.
  3. 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.
  4. Cans must be removed no later than 6 p.m. on the day trash is collected.
  5. Each can and its contents must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  6. Bush, tree trimmings, vines, etc. are limited to 4-foot lengths and must be tied in tight bundles. Yard waste will be collected and processed by a designated vehicle. Do not place in with recycling or garbage.
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