DNREC issues cease and desist Secretary’s Order to Anderson’s Recycling, Inc. for scrap tire violations

DOVER – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a cease and desist order to Anderson’s Recycling, Inc. for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing solid waste related to the transportation and management of scrap tires. The DNREC order prohibits Anderson’s from transporting or accepting scrap tires for a period of 30 days.

Anderson’s Recycling, Inc. owns and operates a scrap tire transportation, transfer and storage business at 9320 Old Race Track Road in Delmar. All scrap tire businesses in the state became subject to full regulation by DNREC’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section (SHWMS) on April 19, 2017, which was the regulatory deadline for submission of all required notification and permit applications to SHWMS for scrap tire operations.

In 2016 and early 2017, DNREC’s SHWMS conducted three mailings of informational materials and offered multiple trainings to scrap tire facility operators in the state, including Anderson’s Recycling, Inc., to assist with regulatory compliance.

Having not received any of the required permit applications from Anderson’s, DNREC attempted to conduct a site assessment of the scrap tire facility. But after SHWMS was unable to access the site, and the company failed to return calls or communicate by other means with DNREC, an investigation by SHWMS determined that Anderson’s was transporting and accepting scrap tires for transfer and storage at its Delmar facility without having achieved compliance with Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste, Sections 7 & 12, addressing scrap tire transportation and scrap tire facilities, respectively.

Anderson’s has 20 days to appeal the order, which requires that DNREC be given site access and that Anderson’s must submit a closure plan for the facility.

The cease and desist Secretary’s order can be found on the DNREC website.

Media Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902