Delaware Solid Waste Authority
1128 South Bradford Street
Post Office Box 455
Dover, Delaware 19903-0455
Yard Waste Recycling
Questions? Call our CITIZENS' RESPONSE LINE at 1-800-404-7080.
Yard Waste Disposal Ban In Effect For All DSWA Facilities
As a part of a Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) permit condition for all three DSWA landfills in Delaware. There is a yard waste disposal ban in place for all DSWA facilities.
This only means yard waste cannot be disposed of in the landfill. Yard waste that is separated and not mixed with trash can still be brought to DSWA Landfills and Transfer Stations where it will be placed in a separate area for recycling.
Yard waste includes:
Yard Waste Options for Delaware Residents
Drop Off Options
DSWA Collection Stations
DSWA's Collection Stations operate on a "pay-as-you-throw" basis, where each bag of yard waste is $1.00. To protect the safety of the operator and the users of our collection stations, NO CASH TRANSACTIONS take place on site. Therefore, pre-paid tickets must be purchased in advance and are available in $10.00 increments.
Collection Station Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. DSWA also offers $10 tickets in person at DSWA's Administrative Building in Dover, our Jones Crossroads Landfill, Rt. 5 Transfer Station, Milford Transfer Station, and at the Sussex County Administration Building in Georgetown.
DSWA Landfills or Transfer Stations
Yard waste can be brought to DSWA Landfills and Transfer Stations as long as it is not mixed together with trash. Yard waste delivered to DSWA facilities will be placed in separate area and made into mulch or compost. Click here for list of tipping fees.
Private Yard Waste Facilites
Handle it yourself by composting or mulching on your own property (By using a mulching mower you can reduce the need for fertilizers, pesticides, and watering as processed grass clippings return nutrients to the soil and help retain moisture. Labor and the need for resources such as bags is reduced.)
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