Delaware Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1302.260.31, 7 DE Admin Code 1302.260.40, 7 DE Admin Code 1302.260.41, 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.1, 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.2, 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.4, 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.6, and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.266

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Used oil management: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.279.1 to 1302.279.82

Solid Waste Authority: 7 Delaware Code (Del. C.). 6450 to 6460

Solid waste recycling: 7 Del. C. 6051 to 6059

Curbside recycling: 7 Del. C. 6053

Beverage containers: 7 Del. C. 6057 and 30 Del. C. 2912

Recycling Fund: 7 Del. C. 6054 and 7 Del. C. 6055

Recycling industry reporting: 7 Del. C. 6056

Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC): 7 Del. C. 6058

Penalties: 7 Del. C. 6059

Recycling centers: 7 Del. C. 6454

Waste reduction programs: 7 Del. C. 6455

Registration: 7 Del. C. 6456

Plastic bags: 7 Del. C. 6099A

Scrap recycling activities: 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9

Electronic wastes:

Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs): 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.4

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances (DWHS) Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section

Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)

Delaware Department of Finance Division of Revenue

Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security Division of State Police

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware has two sets of solid waste regulations: those under the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section and those under the Delaware Solid Waste ...

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