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UDon’t Need It? 2020 Student Move Out Program Schedule. May 12 through June 11

Current Changes to City of Newark Operations

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several modifications to staffing and non-essential services have been temporarily implemented. These modifications have been made to reduce the risk of City employees contracting the virus and ensure that essential services can continue uninterrupted. We will continue to monitor the situation and modify services as necessary to meet the needs of our community. We appreciate your understanding in this difficult time.

Yard Waste Collection is back to it’s Weekly Schedule!

  • Yard waste collection program is now on a weekly schedule! 
  • 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 will resume on June 16. You can begin scheduling on June 12 by calling Public Works and Water Resources (PWWR) at 302-366-7000.
  • Self disposal options are available! Call PWWR to learn about self-disposal options before June 16th.
  • 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.

Stay connected with InformMe Citizen Notification System

Rather than monitoring the television or internet for updates to City of Newark operations and alerts, you can now relax knowing the City will contact you!

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors in Newark, especially those without an internet connection or smart phone access, and encourage them to sign up too!

Stay up to date on waste and recycling with Recycle Coach

Newark’s trash, recycling and yard waste program information is accessible on Recycle Coach through our web-app, and the smartphone app available for download on Google Play Store and the App Store.

Set the app to your home address and you’ll be able to:

  • Get reminders about collection days, including last minute schedule changes, tailored to your home address

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