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  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


DNREC Updates A-Street Ditch PCB Cleanup Pilot Project

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021

A new report prepared for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control indicates that the innovative technology being tested in Wilmington’s A-Street Ditch continues to show promise. The report summarizes data collected one year after biologically-enhanced carbon pellets were applied to sediments in the ditch to clean up polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).




Christmas Tree Recycling – a Delaware Post-Holiday Tradition – Continues Statewide for 2020/2021

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delawareans who have celebrated their holidays can help the environment by recycling their Christmas trees at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.




DNREC Analysis of Brandywine River Dam Sediments Reveals Encouraging Results

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Scientists from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control published research today related to sediment quality behind eight dams in the Brandywine River, which finds there would be low risk of harm to fish or human health from toxic compounds if sediments were released due to possible dam modification or removal.




Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting January 1.




DNREC Extends Public Comment Period 30 Days for Diamond State Port Corp.’s Proposed Container Port

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will extend the public comment period through Tuesday, Dec. 1 on the Diamond State Port Corporation’s (DSPC) proposed new container port on the Delaware River at the DSPC property at 4600 Hay Road, Edgemoor, New Castle County.







  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


DNREC Updates A-Street Ditch PCB Cleanup Pilot Project

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021

A new report prepared for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control indicates that the innovative technology being tested in Wilmington’s A-Street Ditch continues to show promise. The report summarizes data collected one year after biologically-enhanced carbon pellets were applied to sediments in the ditch to clean up polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).




Christmas Tree Recycling – a Delaware Post-Holiday Tradition – Continues Statewide for 2020/2021

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delawareans who have celebrated their holidays can help the environment by recycling their Christmas trees at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.




DNREC Analysis of Brandywine River Dam Sediments Reveals Encouraging Results

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Scientists from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control published research today related to sediment quality behind eight dams in the Brandywine River, which finds there would be low risk of harm to fish or human health from toxic compounds if sediments were released due to possible dam modification or removal.




Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting January 1.




DNREC Extends Public Comment Period 30 Days for Diamond State Port Corp.’s Proposed Container Port

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will extend the public comment period through Tuesday, Dec. 1 on the Diamond State Port Corporation’s (DSPC) proposed new container port on the Delaware River at the DSPC property at 4600 Hay Road, Edgemoor, New Castle County.