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Yard waste in Delaware

 

ADVISORY: The DART Mid-County demonstration yard waste drop-off site which was located near Bear is now closed permanently. A cost-free alternative for Delaware residents to dispose of their yard waste is open at 1034 S. Chapel Street, Newark, DE 19702. This new site is now accepting all yard waste in a fenced-in area at the approximate address 10 Brookhill Drive, Newark, DE 19702 until the main entrance off Route 72 is completed. The hours for the new S. Chapel Street yard waste site are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday. The DNREC Polly Drummond Hill Road demonstration yard waste drop-off site will also remain open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset (4:30 p.m. or later).

What is yard waste?

It’s plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities. This includes:

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Brush and shrubs
  • Garden materials
  • Christmas trees
  • Tree limbs up to 4" in diameter

Related links 

 

 

Yard waste drop-off options

 

Yard waste collection options

 

Composting information

 

Homeowner yard waste options

2010 Yard waste demonstration drop-off site report

2009 Yard waste demonstration drop-off site report


Presentation for Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site public meetings relating to House Bill 525 

 

The Delaware yard waste ban explained

 

DNREC community yard waste demonstration sites

Senate Joint Resolution 2/Senate Amendment 1

Senate Joint Resolution 2 Final Report 

Cherry Island Landfill permit condition

DNREC yard waste presentation schedule

DNREC yard waste presentation (Power Point)

2005 Yard Waste Management Committe's Consensus Points

DNREC's main recycling webpage

For more information: contact DNREC's Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Branch at (302) 739-9403.

Delaware Solid Waste Authority-related information and programs can be found at www.dswa.com, or by calling 1-800-404-7080.

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