Delaware reached a five year agreement with a mulch business to collect yard waste from residents in Brandywine Hundred free of charge.
The deal is part of a public/private partnership with Delaware that will help keep yard waste out of landfills. Holland Mulch in Edgemoor has been collecting yard waste from the public since the state shuttered the collection site at Belvue State Park last June after resident complaints.
“The Holland Mulch yard waste site continues this diversion and reuse and is our first opportunity to transition management of yard waste in northern New Castle County to the pirvate sector,” says Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara. He says the project, “will reduce the state’s financial obligation while creating a private sector market opportunity.”
The drop-off site will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4 PM, and on Saturdays from 7:30 AM until noon. The state’s DART yard waste site near Bear and the Polly Drummond site near Newark will still be open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Friday through Monday and closed Tuesday through Thursday.