Regular trash pickup is every Monday morning year round. Please place your trash in proper containers. Please note this service is not for vehicle parts, tires or construction debris. Disposal of these items is still the responsibility of the individual property owner.
As of January 1, 2011, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority ordered the Sussex County landfill to stop taking yard waste. Yard waste is defined as “all plant materials resulting from lawn maintenance and landscaping activities. These include grass clippings, leaves, prunings, brush, shrubs, garden materials, Christmas trees and tree limbs up to 4 inches in diameter”. Remember, yard waste can no longer be co-mingled with regular trash. Residents are encouraged to compost their yard waste and are reminded that it is illegal to dispose of it on the dunes or in the marsh.
Curbside recycling for our Town began the first week in September 2011, with pick-up being every other week throughout the year. Each residence was provided with a 65-gallon recycling cart. Included with this newsletter is a list of acceptable items for recycling. Please don’t have loose items in your recycling bin that can blow out when the bin is mechanically dumped. Wrap things in bags please. For additional information go to www.dswa.com.
If mosquitoes are unbearable in your part of town, please contact Councilperson Jack Gingrich at: (302) 265-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message with your Slaughter Beach address and telephone number. He will contact Mosquito Control to request spraying. Once contacted, a Mosquito Control representative will be sent to determine if spraying is necessary. If warranted, it may take up to a week before the spraying is done. Also, please keep in mind that Slaughter Beach has mosquitoes and we’re asking that you report only higher than normal populations.