Curbside recycling within the City of Lewes is collected by Republic Services. Please be sure to review the Calendar of City Service below to determine the your pickup day. Recycling is picked up on an everyother week basis, except for a 10 week period in July and August and follows the trash collection schedule. Please note: recycling may be picked up by the contractor on holidays observed by the City.
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 quick reference booklet is available and can be downloaded by going to How to Recycle or request a hard copy by calling DSWA’s Citizens’ Response line at 1-800-404-7080. For more information on recycling go to www.recycling.delaware.gov
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
Plastic Bags, Napkins, Paper Towels, Waxed Cardboard, Straws, Food, Light Bulbs, Styrofoam, Utensils, Yard Waste; Household Garbage, Motor Oil Containers, Chemical Containers, Ceramics; Dishes; Scrap Metal; Window Glass & Mirrors; Shredded Paper; Televisions; Computers; Monitors.
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 www.earth911.org.To find a drop off location for other recyclable materials, go to www.dswa.com.
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.