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Yard waste in Delaware


ADVISORY: DNREC's Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Demonstration Site is open Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to sunset. The site will continue to be closed on weekdays (Monday through Friday). 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. NOTE: Holland Mulch will have limited operation during the week of Oct. 24-28 due to grinding. 

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, or by calling 1-800-404-7080.

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