Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for
Saturday, March 21 at Georgetown DelDOT Yard
DOVER (March 17, 2015) – DNREC is again rolling out an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle their old tires by way of a Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day scheduled for Saturday, March 21, rain or shine, from 8: a.m. until 2 p.m. at DelDOT’s Georgetown Maintenance Yard, 24450 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
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 implements the state’s scrap tire management program. The program, currently responsible for removing large and 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 increasing mosquito populations. Careful management and proper disposal of these scrap tire piles helps minimize the problems they represent when left to litter a community.
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, or for assistance with removing a qualifying scrap tire pile from your property, or general information about scrap tire management in the state, visit DNREC’s website, www.awm.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/ScrapTire.aspx or contact the Scrap Tire Management Program at 302-739-9403.
Vol. 43, No. 67