The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has developed a new structure for its Recycling Drop-Off program.
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has developed a new structure for its Recycling Drop-Off program, which they are working to have in place by the late summer 2017.
DSWA will have four drop-off Centers located at the Cheswold Collection Station, 54 Fork Branch Road, Dover; the Delaware Recycling Center, 1101 Lambsons Lane, New Castle; Jones Crossroads Landfill, 28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown; and a brand new center located in the Newark area. These centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays to collect electronics, single stream recycling, cardboard, household batteries, used oil and oil filters and plastic foam. There also will be a household hazardous waste event once a week and a paper shredding/ latex paint collection event once a month at each location.
There will be nine additional drop-off centers located at DSWA facilities throughout the state. These centers will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays to collect single stream recycling, cardboard, household batteries, used oil and oil filters
Current drop-off centers, which are not located at DSWA facilities, will eventually be removed. DSWA will post a sign at each center with an exact date prior to the site being removed. To get up to date on the locations of centers, use the drop-off center locator at dswa.com. DSWA will continue to provide special collection events for the collection of household hazardous waste, electronics recycling and paper shredding at no cost to Delaware residents.
DSWA expects these changes will continue its mission of providing cost-effective plans and programs for solid waste management which best serve Delaware and protect the public health and environment.
For more information, call 404-7080 or visit dswa.com.