City residents and businesses have two options for disposal of yard waste: curbside collection by the city or drop off at the Recycle Center at 37540 Oyster House Road.
Collection days are on every other Wednesday, in the same weeks as recycling collection
Because plastic bags are incompatible with composting, yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
- grass clippings
- flower bed stalks
- small prunings
- dead plants
- pine needles
- branches under 4"
- wood chips, mulch
In paper bags (sold in stores as yard waste bags)
In city-supplied yard waste containers
Branches tied in bundles with non-plastic rope or twine
- maximum 4 feet in length
- maximum 2 feet in width and 2 feet in height
- maximum of 40 pounds in weight
Yard waste containers should not be put out any earlier than 6 pm the day prior to collection. Please remove yard waste containers from the curb no later than 9 pm on collection day.
Yard Waste Drop-Off
City of Rehoboth Beach residents and businesses (but not commercial contractors) may drop off yard waste at the city's Recycle Yard, 37540 Oyster House Road, from 9 am-1 pm Monday, Friday, and Saturday. Yard waste that is dropped off need not follow maximum collection size requirements (as long as it fits in the 30-yard container provided) nor necessarily be bundled. Dropped-off yard waste may be loose or in paper bags. No waste in plastic bags will be accepted.
First Week in October to Second Friday in May
Clean Loose Leaves and Pine Needles
The City's leaf vacuum machine picks up only clean loose leaves and pine needles.
- Leaves be piled at the curb line or on the shoulder — not in travel lanes and not blocking fire hydrants.
- Do not place any type of foreign materials, such as lumber, stones, bricks, branches, any type of garden or flower bed stalks, etc. in with leaves. If any such items are found to be present, the leaf pile will not be picked up. Any materials other than leaves can cause personal injuries and damage the leaf vacuum. A separate fee will be charged for such items.
Weekly loose leaf collection schedule
Pickup is on the southside of the city on Thursdays and the northside on Fridays.
All loose leaves and pine needles must be out early on collection morning; if they're not out when the vacuum comes through, they will be picked up on the next scheduled day; the city's crew cannot backtrack.
Christmas Tree Removal
Following the holiday, the city will pick up former live Christmas trees placed at the curb. Leave trees loose at the curb with no tinsel, decorations, or stand.