DSWA operates Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events at different locations throughout the year and weekly through out locations in the state. Delaware residents can bring their HHW to the event free of charge.
Weekly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule
Delaware Recycling Center: 1101 Lambson Lane, New Castle Every Saturday-8:30am-2pm
Newark Recycling Center: 470 Corporate Blvd, Newark Every Wednesday- 10am-2pm
Cheswold Collection Station: 54 Fork Branch Road, Cheswold Every Friday- 10am-2pm
Jones Crossroads Landfill: 28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown Every Monday- 10am-2pm
Special Saturday Collection Events
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You Can Bring the Following Items to a Collection Event:
Full aerosol cans, bleach, chemistry kits, nail polish, polish removers, perfumes, disinfectants, drain cleaners, floor wax, mercury thermometers, moth balls, oven cleaner, spot remover, toilet cleaner, fluorescent light bulbs
Ammunition, firecrackers, gunpowder
*Not accepted at weekly events*
Corrosives, oil based paint, small compressed-gas cylinders, solvents, stains, strippers, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives, fluorescent bulbs
Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals
Antifreeze, auto batteries, degreasers, waste fuels – gasoline, kerosene, used motor oil mixed with other fuels
Bring materials in original, sealed containers.
Do not mix products in one container.
To prevent leakage or breakage, pack separately in absorbent material or triple bag.
Bring rags to clean up any spills, and dispose of rags at the collection site.
Latex Paint is Accepted On The Following Days:
- Delaware Recycling Center
1101 Lambson Lane, New Castle
Last Saturday of Each Month 8:30am-2pm
- Newark Recycling Center
470 Corporate Blvd, Newark
Last Wednesday of Each Month 10am-2pm
- Cheswold Collection Station
54 Fork Branch Road, Cheswold
Last Friday of Each Month 10am-2pm
- Jones Crossroads Landfill
28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown
Last Monday of Each Month 10am-2pm
What's Not Accepted
Dispose by appointment only at Cherry Island Landfill for a fee. Call 302-764-5385 for details.
Accepted by appointment at all DSWA landfills for a fee.
Unknown items that are greater than 1 gallon or 8 pounds.
CONTAINERS WITH LESS THAN 1″ OF MATERIAL
These can go in your regular trash.
USED MOTOR OIL
Oil which has not been mixed with other fuels is accepted at specific DSWA Recycling Drop-off Centers, click here for more information.
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