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.

Click Here For The 2022 Collection Event ScheduleĀ 

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

    **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


    Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals


    Antifreeze, auto batteries, degreasers, waste fuels – gasoline, kerosene, used motor oil mixed with other fuels

Helpful Tips

  1. Bring materials in original, sealed containers.
  2. Do not mix products in one container.
  3. To prevent leakage or breakage, pack separately in absorbent material or triple bag.
  4. Bring rags to clean up any spills, and dispose of rags at the collection site.

What's Not Accepted