Current Changes to City of Newark Operations

Yard Waste Collection on Bi-Weekly Schedule

  • Yard waste collection program resumed on Wednesday, April 1, and will continue every OTHER Wednesday* until further notice. 

*These schedule changes will be evaluated and revised as needed.

  • If you need a second cart, you may only use your trash cart — not your recycle cart — providing it is free of trash and clearly labeled "Yard Waste Only".
  • Nothing outside carts will be collected. Cart lids must be closed.
  • No man-made products of any kind allowed — "If it didn’t grow, it doesn’t go!"
  • Only city-provided carts will be emptied.

Important Additional Information

  • Bulk Collection Service Suspended Until Further Notice.
  • Dumpsters will be emptied on their normal day.
  • Trash and Recycling will be collected on their normal schedule.
    • Pet waste must be bagged and sealed within a refuse cart.
    • Carts with overflowing material/open lids and items outside of carts will not be collected.

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Department Information

The Public Works and Water Resources Department (PWWR, for short) coordinates and directs the refuse, recycling and yard waste automated collections, street and curb maintenance, snow and ice removal, fleet maintenance, engineering and design, and drinking water and wastewater operations.

In addition to field operations, PWWR is responsible for contract administration, fiscal management and reporting, and capital planning of Newark’s water, sewer, storm and transportation infrastructure. PWWR also serves as a point of contact between the city and local developers, contractors, and construction firms.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.

CivicConnect, A Great Resource for City of Newark Residents

The CivicConnect application helps residents obtain information about curbside and drop-off services provided by the City of Newark, as well as services provided by other public agencies.

ADA Transition Plan for Sidewalk, Curbs and Ramps

The City of Newark is committed to making all sidewalk and curb ramp areas accessible to all pedestrians including those with disabilities. Any correspondence such as complaints, comments and recommendations should be submitted to the City of Newark ADA Coordinator,

Ethan J. Robinson
Planning and Design Engineer
City of Newark
220 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
erobinson@newark.de.us