The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a public hearing on Delaware’s proposed Universal Recycling Regulations.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a public hearing on Delaware’s proposed Universal Recycling Regulations at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway SW, Dover.

Purposes of the proposed Universal Recycling Regulations are to ensure that the proper programs and collection services for recyclable materials are implemented, maintained and consistent with the law; that the collected recycled materials are diverted from landfill disposal or incineration; that the recyclable materials are otherwise properly processed and enter the marketplace; that recycling in Delaware can be effectively measured; and that waste diversion is maximized through the reduction of solid waste deposited in the state’s landfills.

The proposed Universal Recycling Regulations can be found at bit.ly/2faayKo or viewed at DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway SW. For more information or to obtain a copy of the proposed regulations, call 739-9403 ext . 8 or email donald.long@state.de.us

The public comment period on the proposed Universal Recycling Regulations opened Nov. 1. Anyone may submit comments in writing on the proposed regulations by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Those interested in presenting statements at the public hearing are encouraged to register by Nov. 18 and that statements and written comments on the proposed recycling regulations be addressed to: Robert Haynes, Esq., Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway SW, Dover, DE 19901; or emailed to Robert.Haynes@state.de.us.