Welcome to the Town of Elsmere, DE

Welcome, the Town of Elsmere is proud to present this website for our residents and all of those who visit. Our motto is “A Wonderful Place to Live.” We are proud of our history, our government, and our community.With a small town ambiance and big city convenience, Elsmere, is one of the best communities in New Castle County.

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Recycling in Delaware

In an effort to greatly reduce the contamination that is ending up at Delaware’s sorting facility, we would like you to share the attached Recycling in Delaware poster with our residents.  If contamination continues, haulers will likely be forced to increase their rates to customers.  Recycling in Delaware is easy.  

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COVID-19 Testing Sites

The following are a list of weekly testing sites for this week of October 12, 2020 as well as permanent sites that do not change each week.

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Crisis Clean-Up Hotline Information

We know that the last week has been incredibly challenging for many Delawareans as we begin the recovery process from the storms. If you are in need of assistance with fallen trees, drywall removal, flooring removal, appliance removal, or similar items, you can call Crisis Cleanup at 1(844)965-1386 to be connected with local relief organizations,

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Event Cancellations

Please click the link to view the list of CANCELLED Events for FY 2020-2021

Event Cancellations 2020-2021

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Trash Service Providers


Some residents may have already noticed that effective Monday, Republic Services have begun dropping off 2 new cans (one blue can with a black lid and one blue can with a brown lid).  They will be out throughout this week distributing the new cans to all residents as the Town transitions from Waste Management to Republic Services for Trash service.

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COVID-19 Crisis Hotlines

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Needy Family Fund – COVID-19 Relief


In this national health emergency, we, the Board Members of the Elsmere Police Needy Family Fund, are acutely aware of the economic consequences being suffered by many of our fellow residents. Many have suddenly gone without income.

The Federal and State governments are preparing personal grants and additional funds for Unemployment Compensation.

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Effective immediately the Town of Elsmere Playground Equipment will be closed until further notice.

Please view the attached for more information.

Playground Closure Notice

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Elsmere Presbyterian Church

Did you know that Elsmere Presbyterian Church
has a box outside the church with free food and
hygiene items for the community?  Stop by 606
New Road if you are in need of items or would
like to donate items to help neighbors in need.

The box is self-serve.

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Events Calendar

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