Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste - Town of Middletown, Delaware

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Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste

Weekly Trash, Recycle and Yard Waste Collections:

   Place carts at curb before 6 a.m. and please don’t block your mailbox.
Carts are collected anytime between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no set collection schedule.

Trash and Bulk Item*

Trash cart and Bulk Item* must be set at the curb for pickup. 

Fuels, liquids, pressurized tanks or hazardous wastes will NOT be collected.

*Bulk Item Collection

   Call  Middletown Public Works by 3 p.m. on Mondays, to schedule your item for pickup on trash day.  Place next to your trash cart.
Examples: washer, dryer, freezer, refrigerator, air conditioner, mattress, furniture, carpet rolls.  All carpet must be cut to 4 ft. width, rolled and taped.  Electronic items should be recycled at DSWA facilities.  NO CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION DEBRIS ACCEPTED.

FRIDAY (Recycling & Yard Waste)

Recycling Cart (Green Cart with a Yellow Lid)

   Rinse and place ALL loose recyclables in your recycling cart. DO NOT BAG.
DO NOT RECYCLE foam, automotive containers, paint cans, plastic bags, or diapers!

Yard Waste Cart (Yellow Cart with a Green Lid)

   Place yard waste loosely into the yard waste cart and include: small branches, household plants, grass clippings, and leaves.

   NO plastics of any kind.  DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS FOR ANY YARD WASTE!  

   Extra quantities of yard waste can be put next to the cart in a marked container for pick-up.  Paper Leaf Bags are acceptable.  NO PLASTIC BAGS

Large Branch and Yard Debris:

   Large branches and yard debris ( > 4” in diameter) will be collected by the Town of Middletown. Grass, leaves and small branches should be cut and placed in the Yard Waste Cart  (Yellow cart with green lid) for collection by Waste Management.
Call Middletown Public Works at 378-2211 to arrange a large debris pick-up.

Household hazardous wastes are NOT accepted.

   Toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints, weed killers, automotive batteries, fuels or fluids must be disposed of properly at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. To find a current schedule of events, visit:

Electronic Goods Recycling:

   Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) has an electronic goods recycling (ERG) program for residents.  ERG items may include computers, phone systems, televisions, and small household appliances.  DSWA facilities have ERG containers on-site, and are open during normal hours.  Special events are also held during the year.  To find the nearest location or next event, visit:

Holiday Collection Schedule:

The following holidays are observed by the Town of Middletown: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If the holiday falls on a Monday, Trash/Recycling and Yard Waste will be collected on Wednesday and Saturday that week. If the holiday falls any other day of the week, the schedule is pushed back one day.

Click here to view the Town of Middletown's Yard Waste (Large Debris) Collection Schedule.

If you do not see the answer to your question above, please call Middletown Public Works at 378-2211, or click here to send an email.