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

DNREC seeks proposals for establishing and
operating privately-run yard waste drop-off facilities

DOVER (Aug. 13, 2012)  – DNREC is now accepting applications for yard waste grants and low-interest loans through a competitive program aimed at transitioning state-operated yard waste drop-off sites in northern New Castle County into a privately-owned and operated business or businesses.

Grant funding will assist with proposals for:

  • Establishing one yard waste site in a location between both the DART Mid-County and Polly Drummond Hill Road sites, and that will serve as an alternative replacement to both sites; 


  • Establishing two yard waste sites, one of which will serve as a replacement to the DART site, the second site to serve as a replacement to the Polly Drummond Hill Road site (in this scenario, a proposal may include the operation and maintenance of the Polly Drummond Hill Road site within its existing footprint). 

The funding priority will be for the first option above. Following this grant award, the successful applicant must be able to provide all equipment, materials, property, and labor to operate and maintain a yard waste drop-off site in New Castle County. A successful applicant can expect to reap all benefits of such a site, as it will be a for-profit venture. Applications must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2012. 

A mandatory pre-application meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the following location:   

DNREC DART Mid-County Yard Waste Drop-off Site
1423 S. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE  19720

Interested applicants must follow instructions in the Grant and Low interest Loan Guidance document which is posted on-line at For more information, please contact Debra Nielsen or Bill Miller by phone at 302-739-9403, or e-mail: 

Vol. 42, No. 306

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