Waste and recycling service changes coming to Rehoboth Beach in 2022

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners has announced operational changes that will impact residential waste, recycling, and yard waste services.

We’re told that during their November 19th meeting, Commissioners amended the definition of waste container such that all containers for trash, recyclables, and yard waste must be made of reusable, rigid plastic with a metal bar that makes them compatible with the tipper mechanism on city refuse trucks. This change will take effect on July 1, 2022.

Residents can purchase tippable waste containers from hardware stores, or 95-gallon, logoed containers are available from the City of Rehoboth Beach. The city will offer smaller waste containers additionally in the future.

On January 1, 2022, several operational changes will take effect, including:

  • Ending twice-a-week pickup at the end of October rather than the end of November, however, the city will provide refuse pickup on the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Scheduling yard waste pickup on every other Wednesday rather than the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays to coincide with every other week recycling pickup
  • Consolidating seasonal weekly loose leaf service so that pickup takes place on the southside of Rehoboth on Thursdays and the northside on Fridays

Additionally, Commissioners approved billing for refuse services on a quarterly basis, rather than annually. Starting July 1, residents will receive a consolidated quarterly utility bill for water, wastewater, and refuse services. The fee for optional yard waste containers was change to match the price charged to the city for containers, which is currently $70.

Commissioners say they will discuss potential changes to refuse service fees in early December.

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