DSWA Announces Changes To Recycling Drop-Off Program

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) has provided Drop-Off Center recycling services since 1990.  Throughout those 26 years DSWA has had to adapt and make many changes to recycling programs based on changing recycling market conditions and the needs of Delaware citizens. The Universal Recycling Law has provided the opportunity for curbside recycling for every …

Document Shredding Program Starts at the Cheswold Collection Station

Beginning July 1, 2016, The Delaware Solid Waste Authority will begin a document shredding pilot program at the Cheswold Collection Station.  On the first Friday of each month from 10am-2pm residents will be able to bring personal documents for shredding.  Shredding will only take place on the first Friday of each month at the Cheswold …

DSWA participates in world record attempt for largest plastic bag ball

On Saturday, April 23 the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) participated in with Delaware Sierra Club and BringYourOwnBag Delaware at an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Plastic Bag Ball!  Many local schools, churches and other organizations had been collecting “single-use” plastic shopping bags for several weeks and delivered those bags …

DSWA responds to Barley Mill Plaza Event; New Paper Shredding Event Scheduled

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority would like to extend its apologies to the residents of Delaware who attended the April 2 collection event at Barley Mill Plaza in Wilmington  We understand that wait times were long and that we were unable to service everyone.  We serviced 1,030 cars during the event from 8am-2pm; the Delaware …

Document Shredding Pilot Program at the Delaware Recycling Center

Beginning January 6, 2016, The Delaware Solid Waste Authority will begin a document shredding pilot program at the Delaware Recycling Center.  On the first Wednesday of each month from 10am-2pm residents will be able to bring personal documents for shredding.  Shredding will only take place on the first Wednesday of each month at the Delaware …

DSWA CEO Named University of Delaware’s Outstanding Alumni

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) is proud to announce that it’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard P. Watson P.E., BCEE has been selected as a one of the University of Delaware’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni. The Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented annually to an alumnus and alumna in recognition of their exemplary work on behalf of …