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 at 800-404-7080.

Recycling helps our environment by reducing the amount of new materials being made and saving space in our landfills. As part of the City’s trash collection service, residents are provided a cart for single stream recyclables that is collected every other week (see the Trash Collection Calendar July 2016 – June 2017). Flyers of what can be recycled are available in City Hall and at this link. When recyclable loads are contaminated with trash, the hauler is fined and the whole truck load is dumped in the landfill. Please be sure to place only recyclables in the recycling cart. If you are not sure if something can be recycled, please place it in the trash so that the recyclables are not contaminated.

The DSWA offers household hazardous waste collection, paper shredding, and electronics recycling free of charge at special events throughout the state. Visit the DSWA website for more information on these and other programs. Plastic bags can be returned to the store for recycling. Yard waste can be dropped off at the Public Works Yard, 102 Franklin Street during clean up weeks and on Wednesdays from 9 am to 3 pm (summer hours of 9 am to 5:30 pm start May 10, 2017).

More information on recycling is available at www.recylcing.delaware.gov and www.dswa.com (800-404-7080). Please call City Hall at 398-3530 if you have any questions on the trash and recycling services provided by the City of Harrington.

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