Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

Download the 2014 Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling Schedule.

The City of Wilmington’s Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling Schedule takes place from October 27 through December 12, 2014. The daily times of collection during this period will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Use the attached schedule to determine when City vacuum trucks will be in your community to collect leaves.

Questions? Please contact the Public Works Customer Service Center at (302) 576-3878.


AREAS 1 & 4 October 27 – November 21
Market Street to Miller Road; Brandywine Creek to Rockwood Road

AREAS 8 & 9 November 3 – November 14
Prices Run, Riverside, East Side and South Wilmington

AREAS 2, 3 & 5 November 17 – December 5
South Park Drive to Hedgeville; Union Street to City Line

AREAS 6 & 7 November 24 – December 12
Washington Street to Union Street and Lancaster Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue; Midtown Brandywine and Browntown

To prepare for leaf or yard waste removal…

When the City vacuum trucks are in your community to collect leaves:

  • All leaves should be swept/raked/placed in the street, next to the curb.
  • City sweeper/vacuum trucks will collect the leaves from the street.

When the City vacuum trucks are NOT in your community to collect leaves:

  • All leaves should be bagged and placed at the curb and call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878. The automated message will advise on how to schedule your yard waste pickup the day of the week in your area.
  • Please use PAPER BAGS so City yard waste collection crews can easily identify your leaves for recycling.

If you live in the City, but outside one of the scheduled pick-up areas…

  • Bag your yard waste and place it at the curb and contact the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878 to request a yard waste pickup.
  • Areas East of I-95: Monday and Thursday
  • Areas West of I-95: Tuesday and Friday

Community Clean-Ups

To coordinate your fall community or neighborhood clean-up events with the City’s yard waste collection efforts, please refer to the schedule to find out when we will be in your area. After December 12th, contact the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878.

Private Trash Collection

City Code prevents the City of Wilmington from providing yard waste removal service to private trash/yard waste contractors. Residents using those services need to check to ensure waste collected from their residence is disposed of properly.

FREE Leaf/Yard Waste Collection Bags

You can obtain FREE bags from the Office of Constituent Services, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 North French Street, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Recyclable leaf bags may also be purchased at your local hardware or home repair store.

City Trees

If your community is interested in more information about City trees, the Urban Forestry Program, or the Wilmington Tree Commission, please contact the Urban Forest Administrator in the Department of Public Works at (302) 576-3060 or visit www.WilmingtonDE.gov/residents/citytrees.

Contact Clean Wilmington

Public Works Call Center
(302) 576-3878