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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 […]


City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, 2022 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2022

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NOTICE: City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th 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 23rd. There will be NO YARD WASTE PICK-UP on Wednesday, November 24th. There will be NO RECYCLE PICK-UP on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.


DelDOT Public Notice Washington Street, New Castle Railroad Crossing Maintenance

Date Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2022

Public Notice Washington Street, New Castle Railroad Crossing Maintenance Washington Street Closure beginning November 28, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. (Subject to schedule or weather change) The Norfolk Southern Railway Company, with support from DelDOT’s Railroad Section, will be resurfacing and performing general maintenance at DOT Crossing No. 540883S on Washington Street in New Castle.  The Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and their Subcontractors, will replace the existing railroad crossing surface and repair damaged rails at the crossing. The work will require a full closure of Washington Street at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing with detours posted in the area. The northbound detour will direct traffic on Washington Street onto Seventh Street/River Road (SR 9) to Hamburg Road to South Dupont Highway (US 13) to Frenchtown Road (SR 273) back to Washington Street. The southbound detour will direct traffic on Basin Road/Washington Street to Frenchtown Road (SR 273) to South Dupont Highway […]


The City of New Castle will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for Election Day

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

  City offices were closed on Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day. Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule for the week of November 7th Regular Schedule               Revised Schedule Monday, Nov. 7th                Monday, Nov. 7th (No Change) Tuesday, Nov. 8th               Wednesday, Nov. 9th  Yard Waste Pick up will be on Thursday, Nov. 10th There will be a citywide recycle pick up on Friday, Nov. 11th      


Annual Halloween Parade – Thursday, October 27th 6:30 p.m.

Date Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2022

Thursday, October 27th 6:30 p.m. Annual Halloween Parade Parade lineup starts at 6:00 p.m. at St. Peters School parking lot.  Cash Prizes. A New Castle Tradition Sponsored by the New Castle Hundred Lions Club


Mosquito Spraying Tonight in New Castle

Date Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Mosquito Spraying Tonight in New Castle Delaware DNREC –Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Thursday, October 6, 2022: Application of Zenivex E4 (Etofenprox) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: Twin Spans Industrial Park and Glebe Cemetery in New Castle. For notification purposes, spraying will be done in the following zone(s): 30. All insecticides to be used are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for mosquito control and will be applied according to EPA-approved label instructions. The EPA has determined that these insecticides do not pose unreasonable risks to human health, wildlife, or the environment. For further information, please visit the Mosquito Control Spray Information site or view the Spray Zone Map.  


River Towns Ride & Festival Rescheduled for Saturday, October 22nd

Date Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2022

River Towns Ride & Festival Rescheduled for Saturday, October 22nd The 10th annual River Towns Ride & Festival provides riders the opportunity to visit the historic riverfronts of New Castle, Delaware City and Wilmington while earning medals based on distance completed. This year’s ride will be held Saturday, October 1st beginning at 9 a.m. Post-ride party will be held in Historic New Castle’s Battery Park featuring live music, games, beer, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Go to the website for more information on the ride, or to volunteer.


Movie Night in Battery Park – Forrest Gump Saturday, Sept. 17th at 7:30

Date Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2022


Public Works Schedule for the week of 9/5/2022

Date Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2022

City offices were closed on Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday.  Please see Revised Public Works Schedule below. Regular Trash Schedule             Revised Trash Schedule Monday, September 5th Tuesday, September 6th Tuesday, September 6th Wednesday, September 7th Yard Waste Pick Up will take place on Thursday, September 8th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, September 9th  


Efficiency Smart Photo Contest. Win $100 and an Energy Efficiency Kit!

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Efficiency Smart Win $100 and an energy efficiency kit! Have you saved energy thanks to Efficiency Smart’s online tips or by calling in for advice? Received a rebate on a new appliance? Purchased an energy-saving item from our online store? We’d love to hear your story.   Enter the “Picture of Efficiency” contest by submitting a photo and caption of how Efficiency Smart has helped you save energy by August 31. You’ll be entered to win one of five prizes of up to a $100 Visa gift card and an energy efficiency kit.   We’re betting you’re the very #PictureOfEfficiency! Learn more and enter here: www.efficiencysmart.org/photocontest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.


Appliance Recycling Rewards from Efficiency Smart for MSC Customers

Date Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2022

  Appliance Recycling Rewards Are you upgrading an old appliance? Do you have a secondary fridge or freezer adding to your electric bill and taking up space in your home? Efficiency Smart will pick up and pay you $100 for each eligible Refrigerator, Freezer, Dehumidifier, or Window Air Conditioner responsibly recycled. In addition to the $100 reward, not running your old appliance can also reduce your electric bill.  Schedule a free pick-up of your appliance and Efficiency Smart’s contractors will do the rest. Your appliance will be removed and responsibly recycled, and your $100 reward per unit picked up will be processed—all without you having to lift a finger. Schedule a free pickup by September 30th and get $100 per unit for responsibly recycling your working fridge, freezer, dehumidifier, or window air conditioner. Call (888) 997-9106 or click the link below to schedule, for City of New Castle MSC customers: www.efficiencysmart.org/appliance-recycling