Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set
for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Delaware State Fairgrounds
DOVER (Oct. 19, 2015) – DNREC is again inviting Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused car tires through another of the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances’ Scrap Tire Drop-Off Days. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Nov. 7 will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.
The drop-off event provides residents the opportunity to bring up to 10 passenger car or light duty truck tires from their households for recycling. Scrap tires from businesses, commercial dealers, large truck or equipment tires, or tires on rims will not be accepted. The event is limited to Delaware residents, and requires proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill.
DNREC’s Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section oversees the scrap tire program. The program, currently responsible for removing large, unsightly scrap tire piles throughout the state, will soon include a scrap tire pile compliance program. Scrap tire piles can create environmental hazards, blight the landscape and contribute to an increasing population of mosquitoes. Careful management of scrap tire piles can help minimize risk.
The Delaware Scrap Tire Management Program is funded by a state fee of $2 for each new tire sold. Enacted Jan. 1, 2007, the fee is diverted to the Scrap Tire Management Fund, a matching fund and program created to remove and address scrap tire piles statewide.
For more information about upcoming Scrap Tire Drop-Off Days, for assistance with removing a qualifying scrap tire pile from your property, or scrap tire management in the state, please visit DNREC’s website at www.awm.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/ScrapTire.aspx or contact the Scrap Tire Management Program at 302-739-9403.
Vol. 45, No. 353