ADVISORY: DNREC's Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Demonstration Site is closed for the season as of Jan. 16, 2017. The site will reopen starting Saturday, April 1, and will be open Saturdays and Sundays ONLY, from 8 a.m. to sunset. A free alternative for Delaware residents bringing their own yard waste material is the Holland Mulch facility at 1034 S. Chapel Street, Newark, DE 19702 – about five miles from the Polly Drummond Hill Road site. Please note that Holland Mulch has limited hours of operations during the week of March 27 due to grinding of existing materials onsite. Please call 302-765-3100 for more information.
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.