DSWA’s  Administrative Office is now located at 601 Energy Lane, Dover DE 19901 

Newark Recycling Center

Accepted Items

  • Single Stream Recycling
  • Cardboard
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Batteries
  • Styrofoam

Special Collections

  • Household Hazardous Waste
    Every Wednesday, 10am-2pm
  • Document Shredding
    1st Wednesday of Each Month, 10am-2pm
  •  Electronics Recycling
    Monday-Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm
  •  Latex Paint
    Last Wednesday of Each Month 10am-2pm

Types of Waste Accepted:

DSWA’s Recycling Program is single-stream, which means that residents no longer have to sort their recyclables prior to coming to the drop-off centers.

Listed below is accepted materials for the DSWA single-stream recycling program.
  • Newspapers/ Brown Paper Bags
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Telephone/Soft Cover Books
  • Junk Mail/Envelopes (all types)
  • Paper
  • Paperboard (cereal/tissue boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Narrow-Neck Plastic Bottles
  • Milk Jugs, Bleach/Detergent, Shampoo Bottles
  • Glass Bottles/Jars (any color)
  • Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)

Delaware Recycling Center

The Delaware Recycling Center (DRC) is a pivotal piece of DSWA’s role in recycling in Delaware.  DSWA has teamed up with two partner companies who have helped to expand DSWA’s goal of creating a green campus. Republic, a nationally recognized company, runs a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where household recycling is sorted and baled. Revolution Recovery, a Philadelphia based company, processes and bales construction and demolition (C&D) waste such as wood, drywall, metal, and carpet. All of the sorted and baled material is then sent to different facilities/ markets to be recycled into new products. Please note that Revolution Recovery does charge a tipping fee to recycle the items above.  Please contact the Revolution Recovery office at 302-356-3000 in advance of your visit to make payment arrangements.

Also on site at the DRC is DSWA’s Environmental Education Building. The education building includes a classroom with multimedia equipment where our education staff will present a range of information on DSWA facilities, programs and our partner companies Republic and Revolution Recovery. The ultimate goal is to inform children (and adults) about what happens to trash once it is thrown away and just how important it is to recycle.

Special Collections:

Electronics Recycling:
 Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm
Saturday 8:30am-2pm

Household Hazardous Waste Collection- Every Saturday 8:30-2pm

Paper Shredding– 1st Saturday of Each Month 8:30am-2pm

Latex Paint-  Last Saturday of Each Month 8:30am-2pm

A single stream recycling drop-off center is available during business hours, along with a special container for Styrofoam (open 8:30am-3pm Monday-Friday and 8:30am-2pm Saturdays). Residents are able to drop off their clean Styrofoam, such as foam cups, foam plates, foam egg cartons, take out containers, as well as foam protective packaging typically used to protect consumer goods and electronics.

Pine Tree Corners Transfer Station

Residents and commercial haulers can bring trash to the Pine Tree Corners Transfer Station instead of driving to one of DSWA’s Landfills . Vehicles drive up a ramp into an enclosed building where trash is dumped onto a concrete floor. A backhoe carefully pushes the trash into a transfer trailer, which takes it to a DSWA landfill. Key features of the transfer station consist of a scale house, two scales, two transfer station buildings, and a trailer storage building. There is a separate transfer area for residents. In addition, Pine Tree Corners is a Recycling Drop-Off Center and there are designated areas outside to receive used appliances, tires, and yard waste during regular business hours.

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.