Public Works and Water Resources

City Resumes Green Wednesday Yard Waste Collection
with an Amended Schedule

The Public Works and Water Resources Department announces the following temporary changes to our refuse collection service.  These temporary changes will be evaluated and revised as needed.

As result of overwhelming resident response, the Green Wednesday yard waste collection program will resume on Wednesday, April 1st, and continue every OTHER Wednesdayuntil further notice. 

Please remember:

  • If you need a second cart, you may only use your trash cart - not your recycle cart- providing it is free of trash and clearly labeled "Yard Waste Only".
  • Only city-provided carts will be emptied.
  • Cart lids must be closed.
  • Nothing outside carts will be collected.
  • No man-made products of any kind allowed - "If it didn't grow, it doesn't go!"

* Pick ups are subject to change.

Please continue to check our website for any updates to the Green Wednesday yard waste collection.

Important Additional Information

  • Bulk Collections will be suspended until further notice.
  • Trash and Recycling will be collected on their normal schedule.
  • Dumpsters will be emptied on their normal day.
  • All Trash and Recycling carts should be placed out on their regularly scheduled day with lids closed.  Be advised: carts with overflowing material/open lids and items outside of carts will not be collected.

Department Information

The Public Works and Water Resources Department (PWWR, for short) coordinates and directs the refuse, recycling and yard waste automated collections, street and curb maintenance, snow and ice removal, fleet maintenance, engineering and design, and drinking water and wastewater operations. 
In addition to field operations, PWWR is responsible for contract administration, fiscal management and reporting, and capital planning of Newark's water, sewer, storm and transportation infrastructure. PWWR also serves as a point of contact between the city and local developers, contractors, and construction firms. 

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.

Civic Connect

: A Great Resource for City of Newark Residents

Just moved to the City of Newark? Welcome! Or just moved to a different part of town and are unsure of your trash/recycle schedule? No Problem!

The Civic Connect application helps residents obtain information about curbside and drop-off services provided by the City of Newark, as well as services provided by other public agencies.

To locate a service, click on the magnifying glass icon toward the right on the top margin and
simply enter an address or activity in the search box, or use your current location. Your location will then be pinned on the map and relevant information about available curbside and drop-off services will be displayed below. Click here to get started.

InformMe Citizen Notification System

: Staying Updated Has Never Been Easier

The InformMe Citizen Notification System is used by cities across the United States to notify residents about any or all of the following community concerns:

  • Crime Alerts
  • Electric Utility Alerts
  • Megan's Law Notifications
  • Meeting Notices (Council/Board/Commissions)
  • Refuse/Recycling Changes
  • Traffic Alerts
  • Water/Sewer Utility Alerts
  • Weather-related Alerts

The city of Newark is happy to provide this service to its residents in an effort to keep everyone in our community updated. All you have to do is sign-up, and that's it! However soon it may be warranted, the alerts you chose will be sent via the delivery method(s) you chose. Whether by voicemail, text and/or email notifications, you will be contacted at the same time as everyone else who signed-up.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors in Newark, and encourage them to sign-up too. It takes only a few minutes, and in case you are unsure which notifications to receive, just remember that you can change your selections whenever you like. Rather than checking on television or online, now you can relax knowing the city will contact you!

Just click here to sign-up!

Note: Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can register by calling the City of Newark at (302) 366-7000.

ADA Transition Plan for Sidewalk, Curbs and Ramps

The City of Newark is committed to making all sidewalk and curb ramp areas accessible to all pedestrians including those with disabilities. Any correspondence such as complaints, comments and recommendations should be submitted to the City of Newark ADA Coordinator,

Ethan J. Robinson
Planning and Design Engineer
City of Newark
220 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711