Find Delaware Garbage Dumps & Landfills Near You

Get rid of your unwanted items at dumps and landfills in Delaware

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In 2006, less than 25% of recyclables were actually recycled in Delaware, with the rest going to landfill, quite a disappointing number. Thankfully, with fantastic efforts from the government and residents, that number has risen to nearly 50% by 2016, and it continues to increase every year. In saying that, there is still a need for dumps, landfills, and transfer stations throughout the state. Thankfully, there are plenty around, meaning you’re never too far away from one.

You’ll find them in towns such as Sandtown, Georgetown, Wilmington, Dover, and more.

Waste commonly accepted at these locations include materials such as construction rubble, scrap metals, generic household waste, green waste, e-waste like computers and televisions, white goods, and more. Specialised dumps are also required due to the dangerous nature of some hazardous materials. Please call beforehand if you want to unload potentially dangerous waste.

Many of the dumps in Delaware are operated by local councils and are called municipal landfills. However, there are some private organisations that also own and operated dumps and transfer stations throughout the state.

Please keep in mind that you may be charged a fee for dropping off your waste at one of the dumps listed. This will vary depending on the type of waste you’re unloading and the total weight of the items. Again, just give them a quick call to avoid any unwanted surprises. 

To find your closest dump, enter your address into the map and begin your search. Otherwise, you can scroll through the list below to see them all.

As well, if you know of any more dumps, landfills, or transfer stations in Delaware that aren’t listed below, please let us know so we can add them in. Thank you!

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List of Delaware Garbage Dumps

Scroll through the list of dumps below or use the map to find one near you


Most dumps in Delaware will accept common waste items such as construction rubble, household waste, and green waste. If you have something that’s potentially hazardous, give them a call to check if they can take it.

You may be charged a fee for dumping your waste at a landfill. Fees vary from site to site so call beforehand to check.