ADVISORY: The DNREC Polly Drummond Hill Road Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site in Newark is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and is open 8 a.m. to sunset, Wednesday thru Sunday. PLEASE NOTE: Starting August 3, 2015; this site will be closed every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; and will be open 8 a.m. to sunset every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The South Chapel Yard Waste Site on Route 72, which is operated by Holland Mulch, will continue to be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday (closed July 23-27 for grinding). The Holland Mulch South Chapel site is free for Delaware residents bringing their own yard waste to the site, but others must pay a rate established by Holland Mulch.
What is yard waste? It’s plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities. This includes:
- Brush and shrubs
- Garden materials
- Christmas trees
- Tree limbs up to 4" in diameter
Yard waste drop-off options
Yard waste collection options
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.