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Welcome to the City of New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle Court House Museum is part of the the First State National Historical Park. New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement […]



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City offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Date Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2022

City Holiday Notice: City offices were closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. There will be no trash pick-up on the 17th.     Martin Luther King Holiday Revised Schedule. Regular Schedule  Revised Schedule Monday, Jan. 17th Tuesday, Jan. 18th Tuesday, Jan. 18th Wednesday, Jan 19th Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, Jan. 20th Citywide Recycle Pick Up on Friday, Jan. 21st  



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Tuesday, Jan. 4th: Trash Collection in Van Dyke Village

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Mechanical problems with two City trash trucks has delayed trash pick-up for residents in Van Dyke Village.  Trash removal will be completed for these residents tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  



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Monday, January 3rd – Administrative offices closed; staff teleworking and available virtually. No Change in the Trash Collection Schedule.

Date Posted: Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Monday, January 3rd Due to weather conditions the City of New Castle Administrative offices will be closed; staff teleworking and available virtually.



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City Offices will be closed on Friday, December 31st for the New Year Holiday.

Date Posted: Monday, December 27th, 2021

City Offices will be closed on Friday, December 31st for the New Year Holiday. The City of New Castle Public Works Department New Year’s Week Pick-up Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, December 30th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Friday, December 31st.



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City Meetings will Return to Zoom Technology Beginning in January

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

December 21, 2021 City Press Release: Beginning in January and until further notice, all City meetings will be held electronically via Zoom technology due to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 and its enhanced ability to spread. City Administration shall make appropriate provisions for members of the public to observe and/or listen to deliberations at City Council meetings, provide public comments and examine documents presented to Council during such meetings and hearings are consistent with the proclamations issued by Governor Carney. City of New Castle 302-322-9801



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City Offices will be closed on Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th, for the Christmas Holiday.

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th, for the Christmas Holiday, and Friday, December 31st for the New Year Holiday. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Pick-up Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, December 22nd. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, December 22nd. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th. The City of New Castle Public Works Department New Year’s Week Pick-up Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, December 30th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Friday, December 31st.



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City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Date Posted: Monday, November 15th, 2021

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, November 24th. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, November 24th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th.



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17th District Day Health & Resource Fair

Date Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. William Penn High School (Outdoors) 713 E. Basin Road New Castle, DE 19720 17th District Day – Health & Resource Fair CIVID-19 Vaccination Van & Testing + Flu Shots + Food Trucks + Drive Thru Food Bank Mobile Pantry + Inflatable Soccer & Basketball Games and Entertainment for Kids + Job Recruitment + Gift Bag Giveaways + Music + Free Food, Snacks & Halloween Candy! EXHIBITORS GALORE! Hosted by State Rep. Melisa Minor-Brown



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Mosquito Spraying Tonight in New Castle

Date Posted: Monday, September 20th, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Tonight in New Castle Delaware DNREC –  DNREC has scheduled mosquito control fogging this evening, September 10th, via truck for Battery Park and in Twin Spans Industrial Park, Van Dyke Village, New Castle Manor, Baldton, the Glebe Cemetery, and the Trolley Barn area. For more information on mosquito control, you can go to the DNREC website.



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DNREC to Conduct Aerial Spraying for Phragmites Control, Monday, September 20th

Date Posted: Monday, September 20th, 2021

DNREC intends, weather permitting, to conduct aerial spraying for Phragmites in the Buttonwood Marsh, Broad Marsh and Army Creek Marsh during the daylight hours of Monday, September 20th. The Gambacorta Marsh is not scheduled for an application at this time.    



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