2017 MBA Trash & Recycling Pickup Schedule

Allied Waste has single-stream recycling of regular household paper, glass, cans, etc. While this is encouraged, it is not mandatory.

Delaware Law prohibits ANY brush or lawn debris from being mixed with regular household trash. MBA has contracted for removal of any brush or lawn debris. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALLIED WILL NOT EMPTY TRASH CANS THAT CONTAIN ANY LAWN OR BRUSH DEBRIS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPERLY SEPARATING YOUR TRASH, AND FOR INFORMING YOUR GUESTS AND RENTERS OF THIS POLICY.

Except for immediately prior to the Spring Bulk and Brush pickup, brush and other yard debris MUST be placed in paper bags, tied bundles no more than 4’ long, or placed in separate trash cans. Debris placed in plastic lawn bags will NOT be picked up. Bags or containers with lawn or brush debris must NOT contain any other trash.

  • All owners shall have sufficient size and number of trash and recycling receptacles to fully contain their highest volume of trash and recycling materials.
  • All trash and recycling enclosures shall be maintained in good order, condition and repair.
  • All trash and recycling receptacles shall have tight fitting lids. At least three sidewalls of the trash and recycling enclosures shall be at least 90% as high as the tallest receptacle in use.

Each sidewall shall have no more than 25% open area. Trash and recycling enclosures shall not exceed four feet (4’) in height with no gate or an opening on one end OR if the enclosure is gated, six feet (6′) in height with an option of an additional maximum one foot (1′) lattice or decorative piece at the top of the enclosure. Trash or recycling enclosure shall not exceed 75 square feet area.

If an owner chooses to not have any recycling enclosures: the owner shall not place the recycling by the roadside until after 7:00 pm the night before pick-up and shall promptly remove all recycling receptacles and lids from the roadside by no later than 7:00 pm the day of pick-up and keep same out of site from the front property line. (Note: trash receptacles must be within a trash enclosure.)

Roofs over the trash and recycling enclosures are prohibited.

Each recycling enclosure shall have a gate OR the side facing AWAY from the road shall be left open.


Regular Brush and Yard Waste Pickups

At ALL times during the year EXCEPT for the 2 months before the spring pickup, all brush must be either:

  • cut into 4’ lengths and bundled for removal (using cotton/biodegradable string, not synthetic),
  • put into trash cans completely separate from any household debris, OR
  • put in disposable paper bags.

Plastic bags are NOT allowed for this type of debris. All properly prepared brush and lawn debris put out for pickup between mid-May and the end of October will be removed at least bi-weekly.

Weekly brush pickups begin on March 14, 2017.  Please see the calendar above for more details.


Regular Trash and Recycling Pickups

A copy of the full pickup schedule is included with the Annual Directory, as well as in the calendar at the top of this page.


May 15 Brush Pickup

Any loose brush should be placed near the street for the chipper truck by Monday, May 15, 2017. MBA chipping will NOT include tree stumps, large trees, or any branches larger than 4 inches in diameter. Simply place your material in easy to manage piles by the street, on your own property, and back from the paved roadway. If you miss the announced brush pickup, all brush must be prepared as noted above for removal during the weekly brush pickups.

Note: Any loose brush material placed at the roadside after the spring brush pickup will be removed at cost to the property
owner.

Occasionally, after major storms, MBA will schedule a separate brush pickup. If such a pickup is scheduled, this information WILL be prominently posted on the homepage of this site, as well as on the blog and other pages.


Bulk Pickup

Allied Waste will be doing a bulk trash pickup is on Monday, May 15, 2017. Any Spring Cleanup material should be placed near the street on your own property. This debris should be placed near your trashcan enclosure, and SEPARATE from any brush pile.

Alternatively, there will be a dumpster along E. Addy Rd for use by property owners. It will be available May 5, 2017 until May 15, 2017.

ANY MATERIAL PLACED AT THE ROADSIDE AFTER THE PICKUPS ARE COMPLETE WILL BE REMOVED AT COST TO THE PROPERTY OWNER, so please make sure that everything is ready to be picked up by May 16. This charge for trash removal applies all year around.

Throughout the year, Allied Waste will take most items.

Note: Allied will NOT take old oil-based paint, but will take old latex paint if it has been solidified with kitty litter or other absorbent.

Items that will NOT be collected include:

  • Automobile batteries;
  • Tires;
  • Oil and petroleum products;
  • Rocks, bricks, dirt;
  • Construction debris;
  • Tree stumps;
  • Flammable/hazardous materials, including oil-based paint;
  • Appliances containing CFC/Freon gas, such as refrigerators, freezers and AC units.

Any hazardous material placed by the roadside at any time may be removed IMMEDIATELY at cost to the property owner. Inadvertent collection of any material placed on, in, or adjacent to bulk items to be collected will not be the responsibility of Allied Waste or the MBA.

We thank you for your assistance in helping keep our community neat, clean, and safe throughout the entire year.


Trash and Recycling Enclosures | Rules and Regulations

Rules 1-3 are Effective May 31, 2015 and subject to immediate enforcement as of May 31, 2015:

  1. All owners shall have sufficient size and number of trash and recycling receptacles to fully contain their highest volume of trash and recycling materials.
  2. All trash and recycling enclosures shall be maintained in good order, condition and repair.
  3. All trash and recycling receptacles shall have tight fitting lids.
  4. If an owner chooses to not have any recycling enclosures: the owner shall not place the recycling by the roadside until after 7:00 pm the night before pickup and shall promptly remove all recycling receptacles and lids from the roadside but no later than 7:00 pm the day of pick-up and keep same out of site from the front property line. (note: trash receptacles must be within a trash enclosure.)
  5. At least three sidewalls of the trash and recycling enclosures shall be at least 90% as highas the tallest receptacle in use. Each sidewall shall have no more than 25% open area.
  6. Trash and recycling enclosures shall not exceed four feet (4’) in height with no gate or anopening on one end OR if the enclosure is gated, six feet (6′) in height with an option of an additional maximum one foot (1′) lattice or decorative piece
    at the top of the enclosure. Trash or recycling enclosure shall not exceed 75 square feet area.
  7. Roofs over the trash and recycling enclosures are prohibited.
  8. Each recycling enclosure shall have a gate OR the side facing AWAY from the road shall be left open.

Any existing trash and recycling enclosure violations (other than violations for Rules 1-4 above) as of February 28, 2015 will be grand-fathered; however, if an owner repairs, alters, improves or replaces a trash and/or recycling enclosure, the owner shall comply with all of the above-listed Rules and Regulations.


New Housing

Owners shall comply with all Rules and Regulations listed above.