DSWA’s Collection Stations operate on a “pay-as-you-throw” basis, where each bag of garbage or yard waste disposed of is $1.00.
Credit Cards are the only accepted method of payment. However, Collection Station tickets with remaining punches purchased prior to July 1, 2022 will continue to be honored.
Bagged Household Garbage ($1 per bag)
Yard Waste ($1 per bag)
Single Stream Recycling
Used Motor Oil
Used Oil Filters
Household Hazardous Waste
Every Friday, 10am-2pm
1st Friday of Each Month, 10am-2pm
Last Friday of Each Month 10am-2pm
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.
Electronics Recycling: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm
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.
Residents and commercial haulers can bring trash to the Milford Transfer Station rather than driving to one of DSWA’s landfills nearest to Milford. 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, a transfer station building with a three-bay tipping floor, and a separate small load area where residents can deposit waste. In addition, there are designated areas outside to receive used appliances, tires, and yard waste.
A drop-off container is available for residents to drop off Styrofoam for recycling. 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.