Public Hearing: Plastic Bag Ban and Recycling

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: Sept. 27, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-WH-0025) on the proposed revisions to 7 DE Admin. Code 1301 Section 14 “Plastic Carryout Bag Ban and At Store Recycling Program.”

A virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, beginning at 6:00 PM. The web link to the virtual meeting can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial in at 1-408-418-9388 and enter event code 178 830 4476. Closed-captioning is available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register at or by contacting Adam Schlachter.

The objectives of revising 7 DE Admin. Code 1301 Section 14 “Plastic Carryout Bag Ban and At Store Recycling Program” is to clarify the State’s plastic bag ban and provide further guidance to stores affected by the bag so they can be in compliance.

The proposed amendments may be inspected online as of October 1, 2020 at or in-person by appointment only by contacting contact Adam Schlachter by phone at 302-739-9403; or by email at

For additional information on this proposed regulatory promulgation, visit

The hearing record will remain open for at least 15 days following the date of this hearing. The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Thursday, November 5, 2020 and comments pertaining to the above application will be accepted in written form via:


Online Form

or via USPS to the following address:

Theresa Smith, Hearing Officer
DNREC — Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901