Trash

Overview
Smyrna's trash contractor is Waste Industries. They have been in business for over 43 years and are recognized as a leader in the garbage industry. Waste Industries operates out of Townsend, DE.

Collection Guidelines
All trash must be placed curbside in order to be picked up. Please have containers out on the curb the night before service or no later than 6 a.m. on pickup day. Collection times are between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m..

Bulk items will be picked up with trash but need to be called into the Business Office in advance. Waste Industries will remove carpet and padding if it is cut into lengths no more than 4 feet and securely tied into bundles. The bundles should weigh no more than 50 pounds each.

Waste Industries WILL not PICK UP yard waste, construction debris to include materials from contractors or renovations, paint, chemicals, tires, batteries, or items containing gasoline, kerosene, or Freon. These items MAY NOT be mixed in with regular trash.

Questions / Complaints
All complaints and/or questions regarding trash collection should be made to the Business Office in person or by phone.

Holiday Schedule
Please note that Waste Industries observes the following 6 holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
When one of these holiday's falls during a week day, Waste Industries will operate the remainder of the week one day behind our normal schedule.

Clean-Up Events
The Town of Smyrna also has a spring and fall clean-up week each year. They are advertised on our website, in the Smyrna / Clayton Sun Times, and on electric bills well in advance.