Curbside recycling within the City of Lewes will be collected by Allied Waste Services. The schedule will remain the same. Please be sure to review the Calendar of City Service if you have any questions. See link below.
The following items can be placed in your recycling cart:  #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 plastics. These numbers, known as the resin identification code, are located on the inside of an arrow-shaped triangle found at the bottom of each container. A booklet will be provided. Click here How To Recycle to download a digital copy or request a hard copy by calling DSWA’s Citizens’ Response line at 1-800-404-7080.
For an easy reference, please check out the new comprehensive "How to Recycle" guide prepared by DNREC and DSWA. It is available online at
Each single-family residential property has been assigned a recycling cart by the City. Recycling will be collected on an everyother week basis. The contractor will collect one (1) additional bag of recyclables inaddition to the cart. 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.
If you did not recieve a recycling cart or have any questions, please contact the City of Lewes at (302) 645-7777.
The following items CAN be put in your recycling cart:
Aluminum & Steel cans
Plastic with 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 on the bottom
Glass Bottles or Jars
Steel or Tin Cans
Paper, such as Magazines, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Newspaper,
Corrugated Cardboard (broken down)
Boxboard, such as cereal boxes (broken down)
Colored & White Paper
Napkins, Paper Towels, Waxed Cardboard, Straws, Food, Light Bulbs, Styrofoam, Utensils, Yard Waste or any Household Garbage.
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 find a drop off location for other recyclable materials, go to
ELECTONIC GOODS RECYCLING PROGRAM. For more information on DSWA's Electronic Goods Recycling Program or any other DSWA program or facilities, please call the Citizens' Response Line at 1-800-404-7080.

2015/2016 Recycling & Yard Waste Schedule

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