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Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit: Central Backhoe Services

Central Backhoe Services has applied for renewal of its permit to transport septage and holding tank waste to be disposed of at the Kent County Sewer System.


Compliance and Permitting Training

DNREC’s Compliance and Permitting Section (CAPS) offers training on newly promulgated waste management regulations. To help boost compliance, and to help those who could not attend the trainings, this page includes the presentations and (when available) recordings of the training sessions.

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Hazardous and/or Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Transporter Permits

A listing of companies that have submitted applications for permits to transport regulated RCRA hazardous and/or non-hazardous solid wastes in, out of, or through the State of Delaware.


Agricultural Utilization Permit Renewal: Denali Water Solutions

Denali Water Solutions has applied for renewal of its permit to operate a land treatment system for the agricultural utilization of DAF solids, from approved locations, onto farmland west of Harrington.


Episodic Events for Hazardous Waste Generators

A facility may incur an episodic event — planned or unplanned — wherein an increase in the generation of hazardous wastes exceeds the calendar month quantity limits for the generator’s usual category. Under the regulations, Very Small Quantity Generators and Small Quantity Generators are allowed episodic events.
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Hazardous and/or Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Transporter Permits

A listing of applications for permits to transport regulated RCRA hazardous and/or non-hazardous solid wastes in, out of, or through the State of Delaware.


Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit: Absolute Pressure Cleaning

Absolute Pressure Cleaning has applied to the Groundwater Discharges Section for a Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit to transport other non-hazardous liquid waste to be disposed of at out-of-state permitted facilities.


Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit Renewal: B. Brittingham’s

B. Brittingham’s has applied for renewal of a permit to transport septage and holding tank waste to be disposed of at the Town of Laurel Wastewater Treatment Facility; Clean Delaware, Inc.; and the Sussex County Sewer System.


Solid and Hazardous Waste Transporter Permits

The transportation of non-hazardous solid waste (including scrap tires and infectious waste), and hazardous waste (including used oil), is subject to regulation in Delaware.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 89 Kings Highway Dover, DE 19901 302-739-9403


Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit: Waste Masters Solutions LLC

Waste Masters Solutions LLC has applied for renewal of a permit to transport portable toilet waste to be disposed of at the New Castle and Kent County Sewer Systems.


Delaware’s Plastic Carryout Bag Ban

As of Jan. 1, 2021, plastic carryout bags have been replaced by reusable bags at checkout in many stores throughout Delaware.
In 2019, the Delaware General Assembly passed a law banning plastic carryout bags (82 Del. Laws c.


Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit

Old Line Environmental, Inc. has applied for renewal of a permit to transport municipal or industrial biosolids to be disposed of at out-of-state permitted facilities and the New Castle County Sewer System.


Hazardous and/or Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Transporter Permits

A listing of permit application from companies wishing to transport regulated RCRA hazardous and/or non-hazardous solid wastes in, out of, or through the State of Delaware.


Virtual Public Hearing: Midway Service Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit

The DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section has rescheduled a public hearing on Midway Service Inc.’s permit amendment to their Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit to include Clean Delaware, Inc. as a disposal facility for septage and holding tank waste.


Large Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities greater than 1,000 kilograms (≈2,200 pounds) or generates acutely hazardous waste in quantities greater than 1 kilogram (≈2.2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a Large Quantity Generator (LQG).
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Electronic Waste

In this world of rapidly changing technology, disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) has created a growing waste stream. The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances provides guidance for the management of these wastes by businesses under the state’s hazardous waste regulations.

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Universal Waste Rule

Universal wastes are items that are generated by a large number of businesses in relatively small quantities. Five hazardous wastes are identified as universal wastes under Section 273 of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste. They are batteries, mercury-containing equipment, obsolete agricultural pesticides, lamps and aerosol cans.
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Solvent-Contaminated Cloth Wipes

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Compliance and Permitting Section provides the following guidance on the management of cloth wipes, including shop towels, and rags contaminated with hazardous wastes identified via characteristic or listing in the Delaware Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (7 DE Admin. Code 1302).



Managing Fluorescent Lamps

The following are answers to commonly asked questions regarding the management of waste fluorescent lamps that exceed the regulatory limit for mercury via the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP).

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Very Small Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities of less than 100 kilograms (≈220 pounds or approximately 25 gallons) or is the generator of acutely hazardous waste in quantities of less than 1 kilogram (≈2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a Very Small Quantity


Auto Repair Shop Waste

Auto Repair Shops generate hazardous waste that must be managed in accordance with Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste. Hazardous waste mismanagement adversely impacts human health and the environment.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Salvage Yards

Salvage yards are an important part of the economy. They provide a valuable service, helping recycle what can be recycled and dispose of what cannot.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Managing Waste

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances is responsible for controlling the storage, transport and disposal of solid, infectious and hazardous waste in Delaware. The Division also coordinates recycling and yard waste management.
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Solid Waste

Solid Waste is any garbage, refuse, refuse-derived fuel, waste wood from demolition or construction, sludge from treatment plants, or other discarded material. It can include wastes resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and from community activities.

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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous wastes are solid wastes that are inherently dangerous to handle or dispose. They include chemicals such as solvents, mercury in thermometers, and lead in paint. The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances regulates transporters, businesses and industry so that hazardous wastes are managed properly and cleaned up in the event of a spill or


Mercury and Mercury-Containing Equipment

Elemental mercury is liquid at room temperature, with a metallic and shiny appearance. It is conductive and highly volatile. Mercury can have serious health impacts on humans.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Used Oil Management

The following provides an overview related to commonly asked questions about the proper management and disposal of used oil regulated by Part 279 of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403


Small Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities between 100 kilograms (≈220 pounds) and 1,000 kilograms (≈2,200 pounds) and generates acutely hazardous waste in quantities of less than 1 kilogram (≈2.2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a Small Quantity Generator (SQG). [column md=”5″


Solid Waste Facilities

DNREC’s Compliance and Permitting Section (CAPS) issues permits for all solid and hazardous waste facilities, such as operating and closed landfills and transfer stations, recycling, composting and resource recovery facilities.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Managing Used Aerosol Cans

For businesses, aerosol cans pose a unique hazardous waste determination problem because they consist of three different types of materials, each of which may be classified as hazardous waste — the can itself, liquid product contained in the can, and the gaseous propellant.

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Managing Common Household Wastes

Many types of hazardous waste items used by households can be disposed of in household trash, taken to a Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) recycling drop-off center, or taken to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
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Infectious Waste

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances regulates the treatment, packaging, storage, transportation, and disposal of infectious waste in the state.
Lindsey Douglas Environmental Scientist 302-739-9403
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Scrap Tire Management

Delaware produces over 750,000 scrap tires a year. How to keep them from fouling the environment is a serious consideration. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers two programs to help — the Scrap Tire Facility Compliance Program and the Scrap Tire Removal Program.
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Hazardous and/or Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Transporters Permits Pending

A listing of recent permit applications to transport regulated RCRA hazardous and/or non-hazardous solid wastes in, out of, or through the State of Delaware.


Delaware Plastic Bag Survey

Retail Stores in the State of Delaware are required to register and complete the At-Store Plastic Bag Recycling Survey and Registration. This survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

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Barbara Blaier Environmental Scientist 302-739-9403


Hazardous and/or Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Transporter Permit Applications

A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances for permits to transport regulated RCRA hazardous and/or non-hazardous solid wastes in, out of, or through the State of Delaware.


Eco Plastic Products of Delaware, Inc. Recycling Permit Application

Eco Plastic Products of Delaware, Inc. has applied for a permit to operate a recycling facility located at 18 Germay Drive, in Wilmington.


Agricultural Utilization Permit – Request for Renewal – McMullen Septic Service, Inc.

McMullen Septic Service, Inc. of Seaford, has requested renewal of their existing agricultural utilization permit which authorizes the surface application of limited quantities of grease trap waste at agronomic rates onto a portion of the Jack McMullen Farm.


Groundwater Discharges Permit Applications

A listing of applications for renewal of a non-hazardous waste transporters permit and for temporary holding tank permits.


Tanks Compliance

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances regulates the installation, operation, maintenance, and closure of underground and aboveground storage tank systems in order to prevent contamination of soils and groundwater. The Division permits the installation and operation of vapor recovery equipment. And it oversees cleanup of releases from both underground and aboveground storage tank systems.


Don’t Trash It – Re-purpose It!

We always try to reduce, re-use and recycle. A fun way to re-use items is to change them just enough to create something new. Learn how to transform common recyclable items for new uses. Empty Jug? Make a Watering Can
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Recycling for Business

Businesses can make a major contribution to recycling in Delaware. They can help their customers recycle and manage wastes, and they can structure their own business practices to take advantage of recycling opportunities and resources.
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Composting

What would you rather grow? A rich backyard garden? Or a an ever-expanding landfill down the road? By composting your yard waste and kitchen scraps, you can reduce the amount of waste that you are feeding to the landfill and at the same time produce food for your yard and


What’s Recyclable in Delaware?

Not everything with a recycling symbol is accepted in Delaware’s single stream recycling program. DNREC works with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, and others, to help Delaware consumers understand what should go in the recycling stream, and what should not.



Recycling Public Advisory Council

The Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council was established by the Delaware General Assembly in 2010 (7 Del. Code, §6058) to advise the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) on all aspects of recycling.
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Recycle Right

Not only is recycling important, but it’s also easy to do. More and more people in Delaware are recycling every day. But not everyone is recycling the right way. If it’s not done correctly, all those items—and your time—will go to waste. And remember, recycling right means buying products that


Delaware Recycles

Recycling is more than just a feel-good activity or a way to teach environmental stewardship in school. Recycling is an economic engine that has created job opportunities in Delaware and has significantly reduced Delaware’s rate of trash disposal while extending the life of our landfills. fab


Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances protects the environment and human health and safety. The Division encourages waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. It ensures compliance with waste and hazardous substance management laws. The Division leads investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites. It regulates installation, operation, removal and remediation


Topic: Waste and Hazardous Substances

The management of solid and hazardous wastes, and hazardous materials, has long been a core function of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).





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