Recycling

Curbside recycling is now being collected by the City of Lewes.  Please be sure to review the Calendar of City Service to determine your pickup day. Recycling is picked up on an every other week basis, except for a 12 week period starting in June and follows the trash collection schedule. Please note that the City will not pick up recycling on City holidays, therefore, collection will be one day later than indicated on the schedule.

Review the How to Recycle Guide (PDF), or request a hard copy by calling Delaware Solid Waste Authority's Citizens’ Response line at 800-404-7080. For more information on recycling go to the Delaware State website.

View the City Services Schedule here.

Recycling Carts

Each single-family residential property has been assigned a recycling cart by the City. Recycling will be collected on an every other week basis. One additional bag of recyclables in addition to the cart will be allowed. If your cart contains unacceptable items, your recycling will not be collected. Your cart must be rolled out to the curb and/or removed from an enclosure for it to be picked up.

Recyclable Items

The following items can be put in your recycling cart:

  • Aluminum and Steel cans
  • Boxboard, such as cereal boxes (broken down)
  • Colored and White Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard (broken down)
  • Glass Bottles or Jars
  • Paper, such as Magazines, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Newspaper,
  • Plastic with 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 on the bottom
  • Steel or Tin Cans

Unacceptable Items

  • Ceramics
  • Chemical Containers
  • Computers
  • Dishes
  • Food
  • Household Garbage
  • Light Bulbs
  • Monitors
  • Motor Oil Containers
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Bags
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shredded Paper
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Televisions
  • Utensils
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Window Glass and Mirrors
  • Yard Waste

Fortunately, being “unacceptable” does not necessarily mean that it is not recyclable; it means you cannot put it in the recycling cart. Lots of materials are recyclable. For more information on what is recyclable go to Earth 911.To find a drop off location for other recyclable materials, go to Delaware Solid Waste Authority's website.

Electronic Goods Recycling Program

For more information on DSWA's Electronic Goods Recycling Program or any other Delaware Solid Waste Authority program or facilities, please call the Citizens' Response Line at 800-404-7080.