Delawareans have options when a yard waste disposal ban takes effect

Yard waste will be banned from being dumped at two landfills in Kent and Sussex counties starting January 1st.  The state is informing affected residents of their options.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority says the ban is part of a condition to expand the landfills near Sandtown and Georgetown, and will encourage recycling of an estimated 30,000 tons of yard waste now being landfilled each year.

Municipal and private waste haulers may offer yard waste pick-up service for an additional fee.

Other possibilities include composting on your own property, mulching yard waste, or bringing it to the separate yard-waste drop-off adjacent to the Pine Tree Corners transfer station and the Kent and Sussex landfills.  Standard DSWA tipping fees apply.

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Landscapers and lawn services may also be of assistance.

Yard waste includes leaves, brush, grass clippings, tree limbs and Christmas trees.  It’s believed that such materials account for 25% of all residential waste that goes into landfills.

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