Residential Waste Management

We are the reliable friendly solution for your everyday waste needs.

  • Locally owned and operated

  • Yard Waste Removal

  • Renovation Dumpsters Available

Residential Trash Removal

Locally Owned and Operated

Sustainable Environmental Management is locally owned and operated in the Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland Tri-State Area. Sustainable Environmental Management is proud to be one of the major local waste management companies and when you choose local you are choosing part of your community, your friends and neighbors. You know you can count on us to be there for you when you need us.

A company's values and motivators have a significant impact on the way their business is conducted. With a business that is run by local families, there's local knowledge, community involvement and history that supports the company from the foundation up. With local family-run business, the chances are much greater of receiving high quality customer service

Our mission is to partner with communities to improve their residents lives by providing Trusted Solutions. As a company it is our main priority to be trustworthy, genuine and caring for our customers. We can achieve this Vision by being locally owned and operated. Examples of this are providing free services to organizations like Kennett Area Community Service to help them prepare 600 food boxes to 475 families in need or helping Stockings for Soldiers Delaware, Inc send 10,000 personalized stockings in over thirteen hundred boxes weighing over 46,000 pounds of Christmas goodies to our soldiers overseas in harm’s way to let them know they are not forgotten.

Residential Trash Service

Sustainable Environmental Management provides residential trash service to thousands of residents in the tri-state area. We have been providing residential trash services for over 20 years and have the experience to service your home with trash removal, recycling, yard waste removal and temporary roll off dumpsters

From Trash to Recycling, Yard Waste and Bulk, we offer a wide variety of curbside residential pickup services, making it easy to discard waste and recycle. We are committed to providing you with on-time, reliable and clean trash removal services. Our customer service reps will answer the phone and provide accurate answers to your questions. Our online tools will help you manage your account and pay bills

Residential Recycling

Sustainable Environmental Management makes life easier for you by providing curbside recycling pickup services. We provide single-stream recycling which allows our customers to mix all their recyclables into one container without sorting. This approach is important to the environment so we try to make it easy and encourage everyone to contribute

Yard Waste Pick-Up

Let us take your grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs and other yard wastes off your hands and turn them into mulch. Our yard waste service collects these materials and takes them to facilities where they can be used to create renewable energy or compost products

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Temporary Roll Off Dumpster Service

Do you need a dumpster to clean out your house?

We have every size roll off dumpster available you could possibly need. 10,15,20,30 and 40 yard containers. Whether it's just a clean out of the attic and basement or small or large home renovation we got you covered with our quick, reliable, temporary roll off dumpster service.

Wondering what size dumpster you need?

Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards, by volume, so a 20 yard dumpster has the capacity to hold 20 cubic yards of volume. If you would like to know the cubic feet simply multiply the number by 27 as there are three feet in a yard and one cubic yard is 3’ X 3’ X 3’. For example our 20 cubic yard dumpster has the capacity to hold 540 cubic feet of volume. If we all were throwing away water or dirt it would be easy to estimate the correct size dumpster, but since boards and debris have irregular shapes there will be air spaces in between the materials and you have to account for that. We have created these basic estimations below to help you better visualize the size dumpster you might need. If you still don't know, call us and we will be happy to help you.

*Disclaimer: All dumpster dimensions may vary slightly.

10 yard roll-off Dumpster

A 10 yard dumpster is the perfect size for small jobs or cleanouts, it will hold approximately 4 pick-up truck loads of debris. They’re often used on projects like small bathroom or kitchen remodels, garage or basement cleanouts, small roof replacements up to 1500 sq ft or a small deck removal up to 400 sq ft.

15 yard roll-off Dumpster

A 15 yard dumpster is the perfect size for larger projects or cleanouts, it will hold approximately 6 pick-up trucks of debris. They’re often used on projects like room renovations, bigger garage or basement cleanouts and small roof replacements up to 2000 sq ft or a deck removal up to 500 sq ft.

20 yard roll-off Dumpster

A 20 yard dumpster will hold approximately 8 pick-up trucks of debris. These are often used on projects like carpet or flooring removal for a large house, large garage or basement cleanouts, roof replacements up to 3000 sq ft, or for a deck removal up to 600 sq ft

30 yard roll-off Dumpster

A 30 yard dumpster will hold approximately 12 pick-up trucks of debris. They hold twice as much as a 15 yard dumpster. These are often used for projects like large home additions, new home construction, garage demolition, siding or window replacements for a small to medium sized house

40 yard roll-off Dumpster

A 40 yard dumpster will hold approximately 16 pick-up trucks of construction debris. Dumpsters like these are often used for industrial waste removal or large projects like home construction, major renovations, commercial cleanouts, siding or window replacement for a large home.

recycling arrows logoRecycling

Recycling keeps waste out of the landfill

According to the EPA in the U.S. in 2018 people generated 292 million tons of solid waste. We were able to recycle about 32% keeping 93 million tons of solid waste out of the landfill. As more people populate the United States it's important that we all continue recycling efforts and improve recycling rates because landfill land is limited and resources like paper plastic, aluminum and steel can be used again.

Recycling Creates jobs

Recycling has created more than 681,000 jobs. On a national average there are 1.17 jobs, $65,230 Wages and 9,420 tax revenue for every 1000 U.S. Tons of recyclables collected and recycled

Recycling reduces our need for new raw materials

Thanks to recycling it is estimated that nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Aluminum can be used over and over again , but only if it is properly sorted into recycling containers.

Recycling conserves energy

For example recycling paper allows it to be reused to make new paper products reducing the amount of trees and other natural resources used to make new paper recycling a ton of paper can save the energy equivalent to 166 gallons of gasoline.

Recycling reduces pollution

Recycling reduces pollution by reducing greenhouse gases that would otherwise be released in the process of manufacturing paper aluminum plastic from raw materials.

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See the Delaware Solid Waste Authority site here to learn more about what is acceptable to put in your recycling container.

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You can count on us for fast reliable service.

Even if you're already in a contract, we will work with you to seamlessly transition your services as your current contract expires.

Call (888)832-8802 to speak with an Municipal trash removal specialist