RecyclingThe City of Delaware provides several different recycling programs: Single-family homes have the option of curbside pick-up which also includes yard waste collection. Some apartments and condominiums also have special containers in their building for recycling.

Items placed at curbside should be sorted into two groupings:

• Fiber: newsprint, phone books/magazines, paperboard/chipboard, corrugated cardboard and all types of paper.
• Non-Fiber: plastics No. 1 and No. 2, glass, aluminum, bi-metal (tin and steel), aluminum foil and aluminum pie plates.

All residents also can utilize a recycling drop-off site located at:
The Sims Recycling Center
65 London Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Yard Waste

Yard waste includes lawn trimmings, leaves, vines, brush, and garden waste. Yard waste does NOT include non-biodegradable material. The City provides this service on the scheduled refuse collection day from mid-April through mid- December.

Loose yard waste must be placed in biodegradable bags or 32-gallon containers with handles, marked for “Yard Waste” dispoBiodegradableLeafBagssal. Stickers to designate cans for
yard waste are free of charge at the City Utility Office in City Hall or by contacting the Customer Service Request Line at 740-203-1810 or here. Biodegradable leaf bags may be purchased at most grocery or hardware stores.

All other yard waste must be bundled and tied with a biodegradable string in dimensions not to  exceed 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter and weighing less than 50 pounds. Sod is  accepted provided the bag or container and contents do not exceed 50 pounds.

To obtain a free City of Delaware recycling bin, click here.
Read our Refuse and Recycling and Yard Waste handout.
For other disposal options (including bulk or yard waste), click here.

City Of Delaware 2018 Holiday Refuse/Recycling Schedule
Dates subject to change, depending on Delaware County Transfer Station holiday operating hours.

Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Collections will be made Tuesday through Saturday

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Collections will be made Tuesday through Saturday

Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Collections will be Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday

Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day
Collections will be made Tuesday through Saturday

Thursday, Sept. 20  Little Brown Jug Day
City offices will close at noon and collections will operate on an accelerated schedule

Thursday, Nov. 22  Thanksgiving
Collections will be made Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday. City offices will be closed on November 22 and November 23

Monday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
City offices will close at noon, and collections will operate on an accelerated schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 25  Christmas
Collections will be made Wednesday through and Saturday

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day
Collections will be made Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday


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