Trash - Town of Middletown, Delaware

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   Residents of Middletown will receive a new trash can for regular trash. The cans are being ordered by our waste hauler and should be handed out to residents in the next month (September).

    The cans will be all green in color (like the can pictured below at left. It will be the same size as the current recycling can. We will update residents when we have a more firm date for delivery of the cans. Residents who received a blue can may continue to use that can until the new green cans arrive, or you may call Public Works to have it removed (as long as you have another trash can to use in the meantime).


  Soon, Town of Middletown residents will begin receiving new trash cans and new Yard Waste/Organics containers. This means residents will now have three (3) containers, one each to be used for trash, recycling, yard waste/organics pick-up each week. The collection days will not change – trash will still be collected on Tuesdays and recycling and yard waste/organics will be collected on Fridays.

    The specific cans should be used, as the trash trucks are designed to pick up and dump the cans – the driver is not supposed to exit the trash truck. This means there should be no bags or small trash cans left on the curb on trash day and no small bags or cans on recycling days. Residents should get used to using the three waste containers, only. The trash cans will be blue. The yard waste/organics cans will be yellow with a green lid. The current recycling cans will remain the same.

Also, grass clippings and weeds may no longer be placed on the street. These will now be placed in the yard waste/organics container. Other organic items include fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, and seafood, eggshells, rice, beans, cheese, bones, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, plants and flowers and all yard waste (including leaves and branches).

What is considered an organic? Click here to view everything you may place in your new organics/yard waste can.

  Trash is collected in the Town of Middletown on Tuesday. Recycling is collected on Friday. Please use the yellow/green recycling bin provided by the Town of Middletown on Fridays. The trash company will not pick up this container on Tuesdays with trash in it. Have a bulk item for trash? Please call 378-2211 and we will contact the trash hauler to let them know.

Have a trash complaint? Call (302) 378-2211.

For questions about your trash bill, call 378-2711.

Click here for More Trash/Recycling Information

View the 2014 Holiday Trash Schedule here

Yard Waste Collection Schedule