Special Pick-ups

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For items exceeding 50 pounds or items unable to fit in trash cans, call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878 to schedule a special pick-up.

What Qualifies for Special Pick-up

Bulk items such as mattresses, furniture, appliances (refrigerator doors must be removed), rugs, clothes

What Doesn't Qualify

Hazardous materials do not qualify for special pick-up: tires, concrete, paint, building materials, household chemicals, oil tanks or fuel containers, and other hazardous waste materials.

The City sponsors Hazardous Waste Collections with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA). Call the DSWA at 1-800-404-7080 or visit for information on how to dispose of these items.