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Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902 

DNREC offers second Universal Recycling
grant and low-interest loan opportunity

DOVER (Feb. 9 , 2012) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is accepting applications for the second offering of Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loans. Up to $2.5 million will be available for this opportunity. Applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Emphasis for the second grant and loan offer will be placed on providing assistance to those entities responsible for compliance with the multi-family component of the Delaware Solid Waste Recycling Law. Under the legislation, multi-family residential homes, such as apartments and condominiums, must be provided with single stream recycling services no later than January 1, 2013.

The grant and loan program is designed to assist entities engaged in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or marketing recyclables with implementation of recycling collection services.

Eligible applicants who meet these criteria are encouraged to establish cooperative partnerships with other parties, including private industry. Workshops will be held at the following locations:

Newark Free Library
750 Library Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
Feb. 21, 2012;  3 - 5 p.m.

Georgetown Public Library
123 West Pine St., Georgetown, DE 19947
Feb. 22, 2012;  4 - 6 p.m.

Dover – DNREC Richardson & Robbins Building auditorium
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Feb. 23, 2012; 3 - 5 p.m.

DNREC staff members are available to provide technical and administrative assistance. For more information, contact James.ShortBill.Miller, or Don Long; or by phone at 302-739-9403.

Guidance and applications for the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program can be found and downloaded at:

Vol. 42, No. 35

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