Posts Tagged With: “Yard waste”


Grass Cutting Tips to Save Water, Have Healthier Grass, and Be Code Compliant


Grass cutting season has begun. Here are some grass related tips: Leave grass clippings on your lawn to hold moisture better, which means less watering. It also returns valuable nutrients to the soil. Don’t blow grass clippings into the street because they can clog storm water drains and cause flooding. Harrington’s code requires grass to be 6″ or less in height and clippings to be […]



What Happened to the Big Recycling Cans at W.T. Chipman?


The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) provided the drop-off recycling centers at various sites throughout the state. Between decreased demand (because of curbside recycling), illegal dumping at the sites, and recyclables being contaminated with household trash, the DSWA reduced the drop-off recycling centers to only DSWA facilities. More details on the drop-off recycling locations can be found on the DSWA website or call the DSWA […]



Trash Collection Reminders


This is a friendly reminder that the following rules regarding trash collection must be followed: All garbage containers must be placed for collection between 3 pm the day before and 6 am the day of collection If possible, please do not block sidewalks with garbage containers All garbage containers must be removed from the collection area by 11:59 pm the day it has been emptied […]



Yard Waste Cannot Be Placed in Trash Containers


As of January 1, 2011, yard waste is banned from being disposed of in Delaware landfills. Please do not mix grass, leaves, tree limbs, shrubs, or garden material with regular household garbage. Trash containers with any yard waste in them will not be collected. The trash hauler can be fined $500 for disposing of yard waste at the landfill. Residents of the City of Harrington […]