Curbside Trash & Recycling Options in Ocean Pines

Call 302-658-4097 to sign up for new service today! Residents should sign up by Dec. 19, 2014 to be included in the first collection week starting Jan 2, 2015 for North Side, and Jan 3, 2015 for South.

Note: Collection days moved up one day for New Year’s holiday observed. Regular collection will resume the following week.
Republic Enrollment Form

The New Ocean Pines Curbside Trash and Recycle Company – 1/1/15

Cost billed quarterly

6 Month Contract available May thru Oct. 

  • Monthly:   $15.57
  • Quarterly: $46.71
  • Yearly:    $186.84

Trash Collection

2 pick-ups per weekMonday/Thursday for North or Tuesday/Friday for South – same as before

Recycle Collection

Once a week on the 2nd Trash Pick-up day will be on Thursday for North or Friday for South

Republic Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

First Pick-Up Days for 2015

NORTH: TRASH & RECYCLE: Friday, January 2, 2015
SOUTH: TRASH & RECYCLE: Saturday, January 3, 2015

Shift one day up when collection falls on one of the 3 holidays.

95 Gallon Trash Can available to Rent $1.20 per month (pictured on left) or you may use your own trash can and trash bags.  65 Gallon Recycle Bin – Free with service Contract (pictured on right)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Regarding the new trash and recycling with Republic and some info on WM.

Recent WM FAQ’s

What if I paid for January and February with WM?

Waste Management Customers who have paid past December 31, 2014 will receive a refund of any over payment by WM.  Please call WM at 800.633.9096 to discuss your individual account and refund.  They said this could take up to 4-5 weeks.

What do we do with our WM containers?

WM has asked if residents could put their WM trash and recycle containers close to the roadside and they would pick up as soon as they could and between the days of January 2 – January 15, 2015.  They will be traveling through the Pines and picking up any cans they see on the routes.  If you will not be in town during this time, you can have a friend or neighbor push out the WM container or you may arrange something with WM when you are back in the area.

When will we get Republic containers?

By the end of the month of December 2014.

NOTE:  All containers must be removed by the roadside on your collection day.  Also all containers must be stored or screened when not out by the road for collection. Please help keep our community looking beautiful! 

When and how do I sign up for a new account with Republic?

Every resident of Ocean Pines who would like to continue their trash and recycle collection services will need to sign up for a new account with Republic Services by December 19, 2014 to be included in the first collection.  Residents can enroll by one of the following ways:

  1. Call Republic Customer Service at 302-658-4097
  2. Fill Out  Enrollment Form and Mail to: Republic Services, 1 Briar Drive, West Grove PA  19390. Attn: Ocean Pines.
  3. Fill Out Enrollment Form and EMAIL to:

NOTE: Services should be set up by December 19, 2014 to ensure you will be included in the first trash pick-up service.

What is the cost for the service?

The monthly cost is $15.57. You will be billed quarterly (3 months) for $46.71. Yearly=$186.84… 2% when you pay an annual contract up front.

How many times per week will Republic pick up my trash?

Trash pick-up service is twice per week starting week of January 2, 2015.

The contract begins on January 1, 2015 and since this is a holiday all collection is pushed up one day.  Trash and Recycle Curbside pick up will begin on the North Side Friday, January 2, 2015 and pick up will begin on the South Side Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Schedule resumes back to Monday/Thursdays for North and Tuesdays/Fridays for South with Recycle pick up each week on your second collection day which will be Thursdays for North and Fridays for South or ask a neighbor.

Will my trash collection day change with Republic?

Republic will use the same collection schedule as the previous vendor so put your trash out on the same days (Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday). The three holidays observed are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Will Republic provide me with a trash can?

Residents have the option to rent a 95 gallon trash cart for $1.20/month. However, a Recycling Container will be provided FREE of charge. In addition, you may put your household garbage at the curb in personal trash cans or trash bags and they will pick it up. For the Recycling container, Republic Service will provide a 65 gallon blue container with a gray lid identified for your single stream recycling.

When will Republic pick up my recycling:

Recycling service will be once a week and will begin the week of January 2, 2015. Your collection day will be the second day of your trash collection.  If you are Monday and Thursday trash pick-up, your recycle will be picked up on Thursday. If you have trash pick-up on Tuesdays and Friday, your recycle will be picked up on Friday.

What is single stream recycling?

Single Stream Recycling means residents put all their recyclables into a single container.

What are the rules regarding acceptable material and how much garbage I can put out each collection day?

  • Acceptable: There is no limit to the amount of “household” trash a customer may put out for collection.
  • Acceptable: Republic will collect up to a maximum of four bags of leaves and/or yard cuttings per collection, as well as, brush, tree limbs and shrub trimmings provided that they are cut into 4-foot lengths and tied into bundles weighing not more than 50 pounds.
  • Acceptable: Republic will also collect Christmas trees placed in one piece at the normal collection place for a two-week period following the Holiday.
  • Unacceptable: Household trash shall not include furniture, hazardous materials, mechanical equipment or machinery, including automotive machinery, sand, solid or other mineral matter and any other items or matters not resulting from ordinary household operations.

What if I need a bulk pick up of non-household garbage items or material?

Call Customer Service at 410-749-1551 to discuss options and pricing based on the type and quantity of material to be disposed of.

Who do I call if I have questions about my account?

After initial enrollment, Call Republic Customer Service at 410-749-1551

Enrollment forms are available online or pick up at the Administration Building.

Republic Enrollment Form

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