Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for
Saturday, Sept. 19 at Middletown DelDOT Yard
DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – DNREC is once again rolling out an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle old and disused tires by way of another DNREC Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Sept. 19 is to be held at the Middletown DelDOT Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.
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, 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 Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section implements the state’s 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 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. 280