Curbside Recycling Program

The Curbside Recycling program is voluntary. Recyclables are picked up at your curb side once a week and there is no need to separate, all recyclables go into the same cart. Recycling helps prevent these materials from entering the waste stream and taking up precious landfill space. The State of Delaware developed a handy booklet on how to recycle and what to recycle in Delaware that is meant to clarify recycling procedures and answer any questions.

Print out this flyer from Delaware Solid Waste Authority about what is recyclable in Delaware and put it on your refrigerator.

Acceptable Items

  • Glass (clear, green and brown)
  • Plastic Bottles (narrow neck bottles only)
  • Metals (steel and aluminum)
  • Paper (newspapers, magazines, phone books and junk mail)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Motor Oil and Oil Filters
  • Household Batteries
  • #1 PET plastic food and beverage containers.
  • #2 HDPE plastic food and beverage containers. No motor oil or anti-freeze containers.
  • HDPE Mixed Rigid Plastics- kitty litter containers, small plastic buckets (up to 5 gallon), milk crates, small toys, and plastic trays.
  • #4 LDPE butter tubs, sour cream containers, and margarine tubs.
  • #5 Polypropylene yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers
  • #7 Mixed plastics various containers. Cartons and aseptic containers- juice boxes, orange juice and milk cartons.

*It is recommended that you return plastic grocery bags to the store you got them from for recycling*

Additional Information

For information on disposal of household hazardous waste or to find the Recycling Center nearest you, call the Public Works Department at 302-366-7000.