Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

Download the 2015 Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling Schedule.

The City of Wilmington’s Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling Schedule takes place from October 26 through December 11, 2015. The daily times of collection during this period will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Download the schedule to determine when City vacuum trucks will be in your community to collect leaves. Follow the instructions below for leaf and yard waste removal.

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

2015 Schedule

AREAS 1 & 4 October 26 – November 20
Market Street to Miller Road; Brandywine Creek to Rockwood Road

AREAS 8 & 9 November 2 – November 13
Prices Run, Riverside, East Side and South Wilmington

AREAS 2, 3 & 5 November 16 – December 4
South Park Drive to Hedgeville; Union Street to City Line

AREAS 6 & 7 November 23 – December 11
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

In order to coordinate your fall community or neighborhood clean-up events for leaves please review the attached schedule to determine when our workers will be in your neighborhood. We will continue to partner and coordinate with neighborhood groups to provide additional support for leaf pick. For large leaf pickup events please contact our Call Center at (302) 576 3878 and they will have one of our Street Cleaning Supervisors contact the civic group leader to work out additional details. After December 11, 2015,
any requests for additional leaf pickup will need to be done by contacting our Call Center at (302) 576 3878 to coordinate a date and time for our Street Cleaning Teams to come to those areas.

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.

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 Herb White, Public Works Urban Forest Administrator, at (302) 576-3060 or visit www.WilmingtonDE.gov/residents/citytrees.

Contact Clean Wilmington

Public Works Call Center
(302) 576-3878