Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off event
Saturday, Sept. 19 at Middletown DelDOT Yard
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2015) – Delawareans can recycle their old and disused tires by way of another DNREC Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will be held at the Middletown DelDOT Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.
Scrap tire drop-off events provide the opportunity for residents to bring up to 10 passenger car or light duty truck tires from their households for collection and recycling by DNREC’s Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section. Scrap tires from businesses, commercial dealers, large truck or equipment tires, tires on rims or bicycle tires will not be accepted. The scrap tire collection event is for Delaware residents only and requires proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill.
DNREC’s scrap tire 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 the increasing population of mosquitoes. Careful management of scrap tire piles can assist in minimizing 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 the next Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day, for assistance with removing a qualifying scrap tire pile from your property, or to learn more about scrap tire management in Delaware, please visit DNREC’s website or contact the Scrap Tire Management Program at 302-739-9403.
Vol. 45, No. 304