DOVER – As Delawareans go to their recycling carts and compost containers to celebrate America Recycles Day, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today announced almost $400,000 in recycling grants from Delaware’s Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan program administered by DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances.
Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at the University of Delaware’s Perkins Student Center, 325 Academy St. Newark, DE 19716. The RPAC meeting agenda can be found on the state’s Public Meeting Calendar.
Delaware and DNREC observe America Recycles Day, with state’s recycling exceeding the national average
Today is America Recycles Day, and Delaware has a lot to celebrate, including the state’s 44.5 percent recycling diversion rate – 10 percent above the national average – for keeping recyclable materials out of landfills. The diversion rate has almost doubled since 2006, when the Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC), Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) started calculating recycling rates in Delaware.
The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Sussex Conference Room, Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE 19904.
DNREC offers second round of 2016 recycling grant opportunities to help Delaware’s schools, businesses
DOVER (Aug. 17, 2016) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start recycling programs or expand programs that are already in place, DNREC is offering the second round of 2016 Universal Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program funding. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 – please note that the deadline for applications has been moved forward by DNREC’s Recycling Team from the original due date of Nov. 2.