Friday, July 22, 2011

DNREC Press Release

DNREC to hold public information meeting on Delaware’s Universal Recycling Law August 3 in Newark

DOVER (July 21, 2011) – DNREC’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch will hold another public information meeting August 3 in Newark to provide information and answer questions on Delaware’s new Universal Recycling Law as well as yard waste management throughout the state. The public meeting will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Independence School library, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark.

The new law establishes a comprehensive statewide system of recycling that with full implementation will include effective and convenient recycling programs for every Delaware residence and business. The law is structured to maximize recycling rates and diversion of waste and is expected to support and stimulate job growth and new businesses.

By Sept. 15, 2011, waste haulers will provide a recycling bin and single stream (all recyclables mixed in one container) recycling collection services to every single family residential customer and to bars and restaurants that provide on-premise sales. Some waste haulers are already offering the service and more are planning to offer the service prior to the deadline.

Single stream recycling collection services will be provided by waste haulers to multi-family residential customers by Jan. 1, 2013; and by Jan. 1, 2014, all commercial businesses will participate in a comprehensive recycling program

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