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  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


DNREC Mirror Lake clean-up earns more national acclaim; innovative approach reduces pollutants in the Christina River

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

DNREC announced it has successfully used an innovative approach to reduce polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in two Delaware waterways.




Polly Drummond yard waste site closed for the day Sunday for capacity and traffic

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Polly Drummond Hill yard waste drop-off site near Newark, which opened for the season on Saturday, April 18, was closed to further drop-offs about noon on Sunday because of material capacity and traffic issues. DNREC will work this week to have its contractor shred and remove all the material that was dropped off until the closure, and create a traffic plan with the goal of reopening the site on Saturday, April 25. The site operates Saturdays and Sundays.




DNREC offers compost bins and rain barrels at discount prices

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

elaware residents may pre-order environmentally beneficial compost bins and rain barrels at discount prices during an online sale in May. Made available by DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, in conjunction with the Division of Watershed Stewardship, advance purchases must be made for both items at www.enviroworld.us/delaware




Polly Drummond Hill Road yard waste site to close for season Friday, Feb. 28

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Yard Waste site in New Castle County will close for the season on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Normally, the site closes earlier – at the end of January – but due to mild weather, DNREC extended the site’s operation into 2020 to accommodate yard waste activities. Area residents who wish to recycle their yard waste while the Polly Drummond Hill Road site is closed have other options for yard waste disposal.




Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Jan. 22 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the DelDOT building in the Felton-Farmington conference room.







  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


DNREC Mirror Lake clean-up earns more national acclaim; innovative approach reduces pollutants in the Christina River

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

DNREC announced it has successfully used an innovative approach to reduce polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in two Delaware waterways.




Polly Drummond yard waste site closed for the day Sunday for capacity and traffic

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Polly Drummond Hill yard waste drop-off site near Newark, which opened for the season on Saturday, April 18, was closed to further drop-offs about noon on Sunday because of material capacity and traffic issues. DNREC will work this week to have its contractor shred and remove all the material that was dropped off until the closure, and create a traffic plan with the goal of reopening the site on Saturday, April 25. The site operates Saturdays and Sundays.




DNREC offers compost bins and rain barrels at discount prices

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

elaware residents may pre-order environmentally beneficial compost bins and rain barrels at discount prices during an online sale in May. Made available by DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, in conjunction with the Division of Watershed Stewardship, advance purchases must be made for both items at www.enviroworld.us/delaware




Polly Drummond Hill Road yard waste site to close for season Friday, Feb. 28

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Yard Waste site in New Castle County will close for the season on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Normally, the site closes earlier – at the end of January – but due to mild weather, DNREC extended the site’s operation into 2020 to accommodate yard waste activities. Area residents who wish to recycle their yard waste while the Polly Drummond Hill Road site is closed have other options for yard waste disposal.




Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Jan. 22 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the DelDOT building in the Felton-Farmington conference room.