Curbside Recycling

Single-Stream Curbside Recycling


The City of Newark has implemented a city-wide, single-stream recycling program. This means you can place all City of Newark approved recyclables together in a wheeled cart. There is no sorting required.

Acceptable Items


These are the acceptable items according to the Delaware State Waste Authority:
  • Glass (clear, green and brown)
  • Plastic Bottles (narrow neck bottles only)
  • Metals (steel and aluminum)
  • Paper (newspapers, magazines, phone books and junk mail)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Motor Oil and Oil Filters (only accepted at Phillips Park and Hollingsworth parking lot)
  • Household Batteries (only accepted at Phillips Park)
  • #1 PET plastic food and beverage containers.
  • #2 HDPE plastic food and beverage containers. No motor oil or anti-freeze containers.
  • HDPE Mixed Rigid Plastics- kitty litter containers, small plastic buckets (up to 5 gallon), milk crates, small toys, and plastic trays.
  • #4 LDPE butter tubs, sour cream containers, and margarine tubs.
  • #5 Polypropylene yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers
  • #7 Mixed plastics various containers. Cartons and aseptic containers- juice boxes, orange juice and milk cartons.

*It is recommended that you return plastic grocery bags to the store you got them from for recycling*


Download a printable version of list from Delaware Solid Waste Authority.

Additional Information


For more information about the city's Residential Curbside Recycling program, please call the Public Works Department at (302) 366-7000.