Wilmington DE Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Wilmington DE trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Wilmington is in Delaware with Dover to the south, Philadelphia and Camden to the northeast, Baltimore to the southwest, Lancaster to the northwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Wilmington Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/residents/keeping-wilmington-clean/trash-collection

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • MLK’s Birthday
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Wilmington Trash Collection Map

Wilmington DE Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/residents/keeping-wilmington-clean/special-pick-ups

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Mattresses
  • furniture
  • appliances (refrigerator doors must be removed)
  • rugs
  • clothes

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous materials
  • tires
  • concrete
  • paint
  • building materials
  • household chemicals
  • oil tanks
  • fuel containers

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Wilmington and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/residents/keeping-wilmington-clean/it-pays-to-recycle-in-wilmington

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Wilmington?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/residents/keeping-wilmington-clean/special-pick-ups

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/10521/638066149523400000

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 4:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Wilmington Public Works Department?

Phone: 311 or (302) 576-2620
Department of Public Works
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

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