Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC's next scrap tire recycling event set for
Saturday, October 19 at Delaware State Fairgrounds
DOVER (Oct. 14, 2013) - DNREC invites Delaware residents to recycle their scrap tires, free of charge, at the next Scrap Tire Drop-off Day, scheduled from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, October 19 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.
During the drop-off event, residents can bring up to 10 passenger car or light duty truck tires from their households for recycling. Larger tires cannot be accepted, nor can tires on rims or bicycle tires. As the event is limited to Delaware residents, proof of residency is required - either a driver's license or utility bill. Tires from commercial dealers will not be accepted.
DNREC's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section manages the state's scrap tire program which was created to remove large, unsightly scrap tire piles that can create environmental hazards and blight the landscape. Fires originating in scrap tire piles can pollute the air, soil and groundwater supply. In addition, getting rid of scrap tire piles reduces the prevalence of mosquitoes by eliminating their breeding habitat.
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 clean up existing 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, visit DNREC's website, www.awm.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/ScrapTire.aspx or contact the Scrap Tire Management Program at 302-739-9403.
Residents recycling scrap tires should enter the Delaware State Fairgrounds through the main gate on Route 13 and follow the signs to the drop-off site. For more information, please contact DNREC's Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section's Scrap Tire Management program, at 302-739-9403.
Vol. 43, No. 400