Trash & Recycling Container Placement
Recycling Container Placement
Collection Guidelines
  • Garbage carts and recycling carts should be AT LEAST 4 FEET AWAY from wach other and any other object.
  • Place carts within 4 FEET of the curb.
  • The short metal bar must face the street
  • LID MUST BE CLOSED to prevent spillage
  • Place containers curbside the night prior to your collection day
Acceptable Single Stream Recycling Items
  • Paper (newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books)
  • Plastic (soda bottles, grocery bags, milk jugs)
  • Cardboard (corrugated boxes, cereal boxes, tissue boxes)
  • Metal  (aluminum & steel cans)
  • Glass (brown, green, & clear)

All recyclable items should be placed loose in the container; NO PLASTIC BAGS.

Unacceptable Recycling Materials
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Straws
  • Food
  • Light bulbs
  • Styrofoam
  • Utensils
  • Yard waste
  • Any household garbage

Recycling in Delaware