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Trash & Recycling

The City of Rehoboth Beach provides for separate collection of:

    Refuse Pickup Schedule

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    • Two times/week
    • Mondays and Thursdays – south side of Rehoboth
    • Tuesdays and Fridays – north side of Rehoboth, including Schoolvue area
    • One time/week – residential pickup
    • Mondays – south side of Rehoboth
    • Tuesdays – north side of Rehoboth, including Schoolvue area
    • Monday, Tuesday, Friday - central business district pickup

    Recycling Pickup Schedule

    A Guide to Recycling in Delaware
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    The City of Rehoboth Beach has renewed a three-year recycling contract with Blue Hen Disposal. The schedule provides for weekly pickup every Friday from May through September and every other Friday from October through April. To ensure your recyclables are picked up, please place your container curbside between 6 pm Thursday evening and 7 am Friday morning. Your container must be removed from the curb before 9 pm Friday evening. Blue Hen Disposal is not responsible for collecting recyclables that were not placed curbside prior to 7 am. The city provides free recycling containers to residents.

    Recycling Drop-0ff Center 

    9 am-1 pm Monday, Friday, and Saturday
    37540 Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971


    To gain entry to the Recycling Center:

    • RESIDENTS must provide proof of a local City of Rehoboth Beach address and driver's license.
    • BUSINESSES must provide a copy of a current Rehoboth Beach business license showing physical location within the city limits.

    The Recycling Center is monitored 24/7.

    Yard Waste Pickup Schedule

    First, Third, and Fifth Wednesday of each month
    Please note: All yard waste must be in proper containers or bagged (in paper bags) /bundled and tied. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.

    Leaf Collection Schedule

    First Monday in October to Second Friday in May

    Clean, loose leaves and pine needles are picked up at the curb line. Tree limbs and brush must be tied with rope or twine in arm length bundles for ease of pickup. 

    Monday:  Prospect Street, Queen Street, St. Lawrence Street, Rodney Street, Norfolk Street, and Lake Drive

    Tuesday:  Boardwalk to Scarborough Avenue, Stockley Street, New Castle Street, Hickman Street, Laurel Street, Brooklyn Avenue, Munson Street, and Philadelphia Street

    Wednesday:  Delaware Avenue, Wilmington Avenue, Christian Street, Country Club Estates, State Road, Lee Street, School Lane, New Castle Street Extended, Stockley Street Extended, Scarborough Avenue Extended, and Silver Lane

    Thursday:  Canal Street, Grove Street, Sixth Street, Jones Lane, Rehoboth Avenue, Sussex Street, Kent Street, Cookman Street, Short Park, Dover Street, Gerar Place, Third Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Easton Street, Baltimore Avenue, Maryland Avenue, Olive Avenue, Virginia Avenue, First Street, Second Street, and Felton Street

    Friday:  Lakeview, Grenoble Place, Lake Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Oak Avenue, Park Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Henlopen Avenue, St. Michael's Place, and Easton Street

    Annual Spring Bulk Pickup

    Acceptable and Unacceptable Items 

    Acceptable items include:  

    • appliances*
    • e-waste (television and computer monitors)*
    • universal waste (household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs less than 4 feet, and cell phones)*
    • furniture/mattresses
    • pipes
    • lumber
    • tires (no rims; maximum of 5)
    • junk
    • lumber, pipes, and trimmings less than or equal to FOUR inches in diameter and FIVE feet in length.

    *Place these items to the side of your pile of other bulk items. Refrigerant must be recovered from appliances before they can be picked up; owners should contact a professional, such as an employee of an appliance repair shop, to remove refrigerant prior to disposal.

    Items that will not be accepted include:

    • commercial waste
    • dirt, rocks, and bricks
    • lawn/tree/shrub trimmings
    • glass panes (accepted if broken into pieces, placed in a hard plastic container or cardboard box, and labeled "Glass")
    • concrete
    • vehicle batteries
    • household garbage
    • hot ashes
    • heavy materials (such as auto bodies, engines, etc.)
    • hazardous waste (such as paint, oil, chemicals, etc.).

    Instructions for setting out bulk waste materials:

    • Place materials out no more than 24 hours before pickup.
    • Place materials in front of your property line and on same side of the street.
    • Keep the bulk items pile clear of other objects, including cars.
    • Do not block sidewalks and traffic.


    Christmas Tree Removal:  Leave loose at the curb with no tinsel or decorations. Remove stand. 

    Need to dispose of construction materials and hazardous waste?

    Contact the Delaware Solid Waste Authority or call 800-404-7080.