| Yard waste being ground into mulch|
| Compost aeration using a windrow turner|
Delaware did, until recent closure of the state’s two organic waste composting facilities left the state with a surplus of organic waste, rather than beneficial compost. Now, thanks to Senate Concurrent Resolution 35, Delaware has established an Organic Waste Task Force consisting of appointed organic waste stakeholders to discuss and evaluate the most effective and efficient way to recycle organic waste within the state. Delaware's General Assembly felt that a task force was needed to help address the loss of organic waste processing capacity within the state. DNREC and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) will serve as co-chairs of the Task Force and provide for its administration. The Task Force will meet monthly and present its findings to the Delaware House and Senate Natural Resources Committees and Governor Jack Markell by March 1, 2016
Organic Waste Recycling Task Force Final Report. (There are no further Organics Task Force Meetings scheduled.)
For additional information on Delaware's Organics Task Force, please contact Adam Schlachter, at 302-739-9403.