Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off day set for
Saturday, Sept. 20 at DelDOT’s Middletown Maintenance Yard
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2014) – DNREC’s next Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day – an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle their old tires – is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at DelDOT Middletown Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709. The event will be held rain or shine.
The drop-off event provides Delawareans an opportunity to bring in 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 and Hazardous Waste Management Section implements the scrap tire program. The program is responsible for removing large, unsightly scrap tire piles throughout the state. Scrap tire piles can create environmental hazards, blight the landscape and contribute to the increasing population of mosquitoes.
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 regarding the Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day, for assistance with removing a qualifying scrap tire pile from your property, or scrap tire management in the state, visit DNREC’s website, http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/dwhs/Info/Pages/ScrapTire.aspx or contact the Scrap Tire Management Program at 302-739-9403.
Vol. 44, No. 299