Public Works

Stay up to date on waste and recycling with Recycle Coach

Newark’s trash, recycling and yard waste program information is accessible on Recycle Coach through our web app, and the smartphone app available for download on Google Play Store and the App Store.

Set the app to your home address and you’ll be able to get reminders about collection days, including last-minute schedule changes, tailored to your home address.

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.

CivicConnect, A Great Resource for City of Newark Residents

The CivicConnect 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.

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