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City of Wilmington Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

Tuesday, October 25 - Friday, December 9, 2016

It's autumn and that means it is leaf and yard waste collection season in Wilmington.

The Department of Public Works partnered with the 47 civic and neighborhood associations in the city to create a community-oriented collection schedule. Specific days have been designated for each neighborhood during which DPW crews will visit to collect leaves and yard waste.

Follow the schedule below or visit this link to download the 2016 Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule and Map.

Yard Waste

The City of Wilmington considers the following items yard waste:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Brush

When the City vacuum trucks are in your community to collect leaves:

  • All leaves should be placed in the street next to the curb.
  • City sweeper/vacuum trucks will collect the leaves from the street.

When the City vacuum trucks are not in your community to collect leaves:

  • All leaves should be bagged and placed at the curb, then call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878.
  • Please use PAPER BAGS so City yard waste collection crews can easily identify your leaves.

Collection Areas

AREA A: OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 21
North West & Boulevard Areas
Market Street to Miller Road; Brandywine Creek to Rockwood Road

DAY COLLECTION AREAS
CIVIC/NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Monday Areas 1 and 3
Brandywine Hills Community Association
Ninth Ward Civic Association
Tuesday Areas 6 and 10
2500 Civic Association
Northwest Wilmington Neighborhood Civic Association
Wednesday Areas 2 and 5
Harlan Park Civic Association
Washington Heights Community Association
Thursday Areas 4 and 7
Triangle Neighborhood Association
Brandywine Village Civic Association
Friday Areas 8 and 9
North Brandywine Civic Association
West 28th & 29th Streets Civic Association

AREA B: NOVEMBER 7 - 11
River Side & East Side Areas
Prices Run, Riverside, East Side and South Wilmington

DAY COLLECTION AREAS
CIVIC/NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Monday Areas 13, 14 and 20
Northeast Civic Association
Northeast Community Council
Upper East Side Neighborhood Association
Tuesday Areas 21, 22 and 23
McCaulley Court Homeowners Association
East Side Residents in Action Civic Association
Neighbors Rebuilding Our Neighborhood, Inc.
Wednesday Areas 15, 17 and 18
Vandever Avenue Civic Association
11th Street Bridge Civic Association
Superfine Lane Tenant Council
Thursday Areas 11, 12 and 16
Eastlawn Civic Association
Northeast Alliance
East 28th Street Civic Association
Friday Areas 24, 25, 26 and 27
Compton Towne Concerned Neighbors Association
Compton Park Homeowners Association
Southbridge Civic Association
Christina Landing Homeowners Association

AREA C: NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 2
Bancroft Parkway, South West & Hedgeville Areas
South Park Drive to Hedgeville; Union Street to City Line

DAY COLLECTION AREAS
CIVIC/NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Monday Areas 45, 46 and 47
Highlands Community Association
Forty Acres Civic Association
Delaware Avenue Community Association
Tuesday Areas 45, 46 and 47
Highlands Community Association
Forty Acres Civic Association
Delaware Avenue Community Association
Wednesday Areas 42 and 44
Bancroft Village Homeowners Association
Wawaset Maintenance Corporation
Thursday Areas 32, 39 and 40
Union Park Gardens Neighborhood Association
Southwest Civic Association
Westmorland Civic Association
Friday Areas 29, 30 and 31
Hedgeville Community Association
Bayard Square Neighborhood Association
Canby Park Civic Association

AREA D: NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 9
Midtown Brandywine, West Center City & West Side Areas
Washington Street to Union Street to Lancaster Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue; Midtown Brandywine to Browntown

DAY COLLECTION AREAS
CIVIC/NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Monday Areas 33, 34 and 35
Quaker Hill Neighborhood Association
West Center City Neighborhood Association
Trinity Vicinity Neighborhood Association
Tuesday Areas 36, 41, and 43
Hilltop United Neighbors
Little Italy Neighborhood Association
West Side Community Action Committee
Wednesday Areas 37 and 38
Westside Neighborhood Coalition
Cool Spring/Tilton Park Neighborhood Association
Thursday Area 19
Midtown Brandywine Neighbors Association
Friday Areas 28
Browntown Community Association

Community Clean-Ups

To coordinate your fall community or neighborhood leaf pickup for yard waste please refer to this schedule to find out when we are in your neighborhood for expedited pickup services. For additional leaf service after December 9 or for special requests, contact the Public Works Call Center.

Please note that not all city streets can accommodate leaf vacuum service. In those cases, small amounts of leaves should be placed into brown paper bags for manual pickup service by calling the Public Works Call Center.

The Department of Public Works can assist your organization in scheduling community clean-up days. Demonstrate your pride in your community by lending a hand and encouraging your family and neighbors to get involved as well. Clean neighborhood activities make great projects for school, church, and scout programs or for anyone who wants to pitch in and help their community shine.

To sign up, call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878, or visit reportitresolveit.WilmingtonDE.gov.

Private Trash Collection/Contractors

In some cases residents with a large volume of leaves will utilize a private contractor to remove or move leaves to the curb. We would request that residents reach out to your contractors as soon as possible and provide them the dates and times of the pickup schedule in your community. This will help to ensure a timely response for pickup if the leaves are ready at the curb. Additionally, leaves blown to the curb after our staff has been in the area would require a special request for service at a later date.

City Trees

If your community is interested in more information about city trees, the Urban Forestry Program, or the Wilmington Tree Commission, please contact the Urban Forest Administrator in the Department of Public Works at (302) 576-2582 or visit our Urban Forestry page.