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DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, April 1 at Middletown DelDOT Yard

Date Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC

DOVER – DNREC is once again rolling out an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused tires at a Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day put on by the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, April 1 at the Middletown DelDOT Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.




Help Us Become The Heathiest Nation In One Generation Beginning With National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017)

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Did you know that In the U.S., where you live, your income, education, race and access to health care may mean as much as a 15-year difference in how long you will live? The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) wants to help ensure conditions where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. During National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017), the DPH is joining the American Public Health Association (APHA) by encouraging Americans to do their part to help the United States become the healthiest nation by 2030.




DNREC seeks public input on improving state’s air quality using settlement funds from Volkswagen lawsuits

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Air Quality DNREC

DNREC has learned from federal officials that Delaware can anticipate approximately $9 million from an Environmental Mitigation Trust established through partial settlement of lawsuits against the automakers Volkswagen and Audi for installing emissions “defeat devices” on vehicles in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. The Division of Air Quality will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the State Street Commons Building, 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904, on Delaware’s proposed environmental mitigation plan from the settlement.




Hundreds to Gather March 23 in Dover for Annual Delaware Conference on Volunteerism

Date Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

DOVER (March 3, 2017) – Hundreds from the state’s nonprofit, government, business and civic sectors will gather March 23 at Dover Downs Hotel for the annual Delaware Conference on Volunteerism, the state’s leading conference for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities through volunteerism. Presented by the Department of Health and Social Services’ […]




DHSS’ Division for the Visually Impaired Helps with Training for Wilmington Police Department

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

WILMINGTON (Feb. 22, 2017) The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) partnered with the Wilmington Police Department earlier this month to provide visual impairment sensitivity training for almost 65 police officers at the Walnut Street precinct. With the success of the training, conducted by DVI certified orientation & mobility therapists Heather Dougherty and Maria […]





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