Curbside Recyclables

Single-Stream Curbside Recycling

Please place all acceptable recyclables in a city-provided cart displaying the recycling symbol.  Unlike household trash, recyclables should not be bagged inside the cart, but rather loose.  The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) owns all the recycling centers, and ReCommunity operates their curbside collection sorting centers. 

There are many things that can be recycled but cannot be collected in your recycling cart.  Please visit DSWA's website to learn more, and please see the list below for acceptable recyclables in the City of Newark's curbside collection:


    • bottles & jars
    • food & beverage containers


    • Aluminum and metal cans
    • Loose metal jar lids
    • Steel bottle caps
    • Foil


    • Newspapers, magazines, brochures
    • Corrugated cardboard & paper bags
    • Paper towel rolls
    • Paperback books
    • Cartons


    • #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 Plastic food & beverage containers
    • Including bottles, jars, jugs and other rigid plastic containers


  • Plastic grocery bags should not be placed in your recycling cart.  Because they are so light, and easily blow around, they risk jamming and/or damaging the sorting center machinery.  It is recommended that you return plastic grocery bags to the store for recycling.  Most groceries have a container at their entrance just for these bags. 
  • The City of Newark does not recycle or collect household hazardous waste of any kind. [ex: paint, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, gas grill tanks, etc.]  If you need to dispose of hazardous waste, please call DSWA at 800-404-7080 for information.
Visit Delaware Recycles to download and print a helpful flyer listing acceptable recyclables.

Recycling Drop-off Sites in Newark

  • 470 Corporate Blvd, Newark, Delaware
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Please call the Public Works Department at (302) 366-7000 for more information.