Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Resident Information

The 2024 newsletter and brochure:

Newsletter 2024 SB FINAL

SB brochure 2024 FINAL



Trash Collection:

Regular trash pickup is every Monday morning.  Please place your trash in proper containers and place by the street Sunday evening. Please note this service is not for vehicle parts, tires, yard waste or construction debris. Disposal of these items is still the responsibility of the individual property owner.


Yard Waste:

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.

Universal Recycling:

Curbside recycling pick-up is every other week Monday throughout the year. Each residence was provided with a 65-gallon recycling cart.  Go to to learn what is acceptable to recycle in Delaware. You can use the Recyclopedia search tool to find solutions for drop-off items that can’t be placed in your curbside recycling cart. Remember to NOT place recyclables in plastic bags. 

Mosquito Control:

If mosquitoes are unbearable in your part of town, please contact Kathy Lock  (302)-422-5234 or Bob Wood (302) 228-2374 and leave a message with your Slaughter Beach address and telephone number.  They 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.