Trash, Recyclables and Yard Waste
Trash & Normal Refuse:
Town Code specifies the manner in which trash should be handled. Please note the following:
- Trash, rubbish and garbage should be placed in covered watertight containers NOT to exceed 32 gallons in size or 50 pounds in weight when filled
- All owners are responsible for removing any debris or rubbish which may accumulate on their property
- Trash and recycle containers may not be placed along the curb in front of the property earlier than noon preceding the pick up day
- All trash and recycle containers must be removed from the front of the property within 12 hours after it has been emptied by the collector
- There should not be any yard waste in with the trash on regular trash days.
- NOTE: ALL TRASH, RECYCLE OR YARD WASTE SHOULD BE READY FOR PICKUP NO LATER THAN 7 a.m. ON THE SCHEDULED DAYS.
Q: What is considered yard waste and how do I dispose of it?
A: Yard waste is defined as plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities. For more information visit the Public Works Department page.
Q: What can I recycle?
A: You can recycle: Paper (newspaper, phone books, junk mail, magazines, cereal boxes and similar type boxboard, flattened corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, paper gift bags – handles removed); Plastic (bottles – empty and rinsed lids removed, grocery and shopping bags); Metal (clean metal cans); Glass (clean clear, brown or green glass bottles).
Q: What can I not recycle?
A: You cannot recycle: waxed paper, aluminum foil, facial tissue, paper towels, butter tubs, yogurt containers, styrofoam, plastic drinking cups or lids, motor oil containers, pie pans, paint cans, scrap metal, lawn chairs, screens, window or door frames, window glass, drinking glass, glass cookware, mirrors, dishes and cups.
Q: Is the Fenwick Island Lions Club still collecting aluminum cans?
A: Yes. You can continue to support the Fenwick Island Lions Club by depositing your aluminum cans in the bin located behind Town hall and, during the summer, in the containers on the beach ends.
NOTE: If you are not a resident or property owner in Incorporated Fenwick Island, you must contract with a private hauler to remove your recycling. Or, if you choose, you may bring your recycling to the nearest public service center.
The Town Curbside Recycling Program is offered to town residents and property owners. Throughout the months of October to April, residential curbside pick up is every other Friday of the month. During the months of May through September, pickup is every Friday.
Residents have received a 65-gallon cart on wheels for plastic narrow neck bottles, plastic grocery bags, aluminum, steel and empty aerosol cans, newspapers, junk mail and corrugated cardboard.
Get all the “FAQs” including a sign up form and what you can and cannot recycle. NOTE: If you are not a resident or property owner in Incorporated Fenwick Island, you must contract with a private hauler to remove your recycling. Or, if you choose, you may bring your recycling to the nearest public service center.
Collection begins again in April 2017. See our revised 2017 Trash and Recycling Calendar for complete information.
What is Yard Waste?
Disposal of yard waste is strictly controlled and defined as plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities including:
- garden materials
- tree limbs up to 2″ in diameter
Containing Yard Waste:
Effective January 1, 2014, yard waste must be contained in paper (not plastic) bags (available at local hardware stores), homeowner supplied containers compatible with Hauler’s truck lifting mechanism, and bundles not to exceed four (4) feet in length. Bags and bundles must weigh less than fifty (50) pounds each. Bags, bundles, or containers containing material other than yard waste will not be collected. Do not place bundles/containers in your trash corral. Place all yard waste on the street in the Town right-of way.
Important! If your container/bundle contains any material other than yard waste or if it exceeds required length/weight, it will be rejected by the hauler.