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:
- 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.