The Rehoboth Beach County Commission recently adopted an ordinance to amend Chapter 227 of the Solid Waste Municipal Code, relating to valet trash service.

The new ordinance implements a valet trash service to assist residential property owners in complying with placement and collection regulations. Specifically, waste containers must not be put out earlier than 6 p.m. on the day before collection and removed from the curb not later than 9 p.m. on collection day.

The city's valet trash service is an additional $300 per year above the standard base trash service fee of $275 per year for full-time residents or $250 per year for part-time residents.

Participants in the program shall use a city-provided 95-gallon valet trash container available for a one-time fee of $50 per container, for up to three containers. The container must hold only household trash and be placed in a location predetermined by the city. Recycling and yard waste containers will not be picked up as part of the city's valet trash service.

The city has mailed valet trash service information to residential trash customers. The deadline for enrollment is May 31 for the next annual billing cycle of July 1 to June 30, 2018.

For information, visit, call 227-6181 or