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

West of I-95 Recycling Collection

  • Date: 11/26/2019  

Preparing Your Recyclables

  1. Place all recyclable materials loosely into recycle bin.
  2. Any used food containers should be cleaned before placing them in the bin.
  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 of collection.
  5. 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
  • Newspaper
  • Mixed Paper
  • Telephone Books
  • Envelopes
  • Cardboard
  • Junk Mail
  • Soft Books
  • Magazines
  • 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.

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