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

DNREC to hold public workshops statewide in January
on universal recycling for multi-family complexes

DOVER (Jan. 4, 2011) – DNREC’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section will hold six public workshops in January throughout the state to inform and answer questions about single-stream recycling services for apartments, condominiums and other multi-family dwellings in Delaware that have centralized community trash collection services.

Under the Universal Recycling Law, all solid waste haulers in Delaware must provide single-stream recycling collection services to their multi-family residential customers with centralized services no later than January 1, 2013. Multi-family dwellings or complexes that have individual trash collection for each residential unit were subject to a September 15, 2011 deadline for single-family recycling services.

Managers and owners of multi-family complexes with centralized collection services are encouraged to attend one of the workshops to learn about the single-stream multi-family recycling program and the responsibilities of a complex’s management and their waste haulers.

A toolkit with educational outreach options, including suggested materials for informing residents of the recycling program and how to participate, will be available at the workshops. The toolkit materials include a multi-unit residential recycling plan and waste generation and recyclable collection worksheet to help managers develop recycling plans for their buildings in cooperation with their waste haulers.  

The workshops will be held at the following locations: 

Newark Free Library                              Seaford Library and Cultural Center
750 Library Avenue, Newark, DE 19711   600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford, DE 19973
January 10, 2012, 3:30 - 5 p.m.              January 19, 2012, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Appoquinimink Library                            Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
651 N. Broad St. Middletown, DE 19709  229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
January 23, 2012, 3:30 - 5 p.m.               January 24, 2012, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Dover – DNREC auditorium                    Brandywine Hundred Library
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901       1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington 19803
January 30, 2012, 3 - 4:30 p.m.             January 31, 2012, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Information on Delaware’s universal recycling is available at:, or by contacting the Solid and Hazardous Waste Section at (302) 739-9403.

Vol. 42, No. 1

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