Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management (DAWM) Waste Management Section Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch
Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. At present, Delaware has no landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that follow the federal regulations. Delaware follows the federal solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules and adds its own more stringent requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Waste Management Section administers and enforces both the hazardous waste landfill rules and the solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules in Delaware. In addition, DSWA administers and enforces the solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules in the state.