From the State Register September 25, 1975
Effective September 26, the Town of Delmar will discontinue twice-a-week trash and garbage collection.
Effective September 30, the regularly scheduled pickup on the Delaware side on Tuesdays will go into effect, with the Maryland side on Thursdays, according to Bob Martin, Town Manager.
To assist residents in disposing of falling leaves containerized leaves only will be picked up from both sides of town on the following Mondays: October 30, 20 and 27 November 3, 10, 17. Residents are asked to leave containerized leaves at the curb by 7 AM on the referred to Mondays.
Maryland residents are reminded that their trash will be picked up on Friday November 28, instead of the regularly scheduled Thursday November 27, which is Thanksgiving day.
Residents with suggestions for the betterment of the town, or for those with complaints are to call call Bob Martin at 896-2777 or 846-2320.
Trash pickup has always been one of the town's problem area as it is in any town. From when Delmar had a trash dump over at brickhole west of Delmar - to when they would pick up trash twice a week and once a month you could throw out anything you wanted to in order to get rid of it, - to buying trash trucks,- to employing about eight people (including work release prisoners) to ride the trash truck to pickup the trash,- to the on going war with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA), - to DSWA examining the Delmar trash to make sure Delmar Maryland trash was not included in it, - to DSWA performing vehicle inspections on the Delmar trash truck,- to a contractor taking over trash pickup and acting as a buffer between the town and DSWA, - to finally today when no one wants to pickup trash and spring clean up day has a ton of restrictions and is kept secret as to when it is to occur. Wow talking trash today