Rules & Regulations

  • Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste must be curbside by 6am on the scheduled collection day.
  • All normal household trash should be bagged.
  • Containers or bags should not exceed 40 pounds. No 55-gallon drums allowed.
  • No stones, rocks, concrete, steel, iron or dirt.
  • Label and safely wrap any large amounts of broken glass.
  • Place cold ashes, diapers and animal waste in tightly sealed plastic bags.
  • Large items such as bedding, rugs, appliances, etc. must be scheduled for pick-up by contacting the Palmatary's Sanitation office. There will be a special pick-up charge. Alternatively, you may transport the items to the dump yourself. Call 302-652-2270 for more information.
  • We are prohibited from transporting Hazardous Waste, including but not limited to oil, antifreeze, gas, kerosene and propane. For a complete list hazardous materials, call our office or the DSWA at 800-404-7080.
  • Returned checks carry a $30.00 penalty.
  • Late payment penalty is $3.00.
  • If your house is being remodeled, make sure your contractor specifies waste removal. It is their responsibility, not yours or ours, to dispose of the resulting waste.
  • For Snow Closings & Alerts: In the case of a state of emergency or landfill closing, check the website homepage ( or call 302-652-2270. This only applies during sever weather or special circumstances.
  • Monthly billed accounts that are 60-days delinquent are subject to termination without notice. A $30.00 restart fee may be assessed for accounts that have been terminated for non-payment.

Frequently Asked Questions