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ADVISORY: DNREC's Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Demonstration Site  is CLOSED from Jan. 15. The site is tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 7, at which time it will be open on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY from 8 a.m. to sunset. The site free to all Delaware residents to drop off yard waste from their own property ONLY. Please see the "Yard waste drop-off options" link below for a list of alternatives to the Polly Drummond site. Note also that all alternative sites charge a fee for accepting yard waste.

What is yard waste? It’s plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities. This includes:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Brush and shrubbery
  • 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

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