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Cherry Island Landfill

Types of Waste Accepted:

  • Municipal solid waste from private collection vehicles
  • Residential solid waste – Small load collection area for residents
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Asbestos – Category I & II Non-Friable and class “A” Asbestos (Friable) (Special packaging and appointment is required.) Please call Citizens’ Response Line at 1-800-404-7080 or click here for Asbestos Policy.
  • White Goods – (Refrigerators, air conditioners, and other appliances) Refrigerant is removed by licensed technicians and scrap metals are recycled.
  • Tires
  • Household Yard Waste – Residents can dispose of grass, leaves, branches, and shrubs. Click Here for more information on  yard waste recycling
  • For other items and special wastes, call the Citizens’ Response Line at 1-800-404-7080 or click here for the Special Waste Policy.

Small Load Collection Area

Cherry Island accepts household waste from residents at the small load collection area. This area is located away from the active landfill, just behind the scale house.

Landfill Gas Recovery


For information on the Citizens’ Advisory Board, click here.

1706 East 12th St.
Wilmington, DE 19809
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Forms of Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express
Opening Date: October, 1985
Size: 513 acres