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Large Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities greater than 2,200 pounds or is the generator of acutely hazardous waste in quantities greater than 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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Computers, Monitors, & Cathode Ray Tubes

In this world of rapidly changing technology, disposal of computer systems and monitors 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. Older computers and televisions use a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) for viewing. The
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Universal Waste Rule

Universal wastes are items that are generated by a large number of businesses in relatively small quantities. Four 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 and fluorescent/high intensity discharge lamps.

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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).

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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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Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities of less than 100 kg (220 pounds or approximately 25 gallons) or is the generator of acutely hazardous waste in quantities of less than 1 kg (2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a conditionally exempt small
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Auto Repair Shop Waste Do’s and Don’ts

This information is intended to serve as a guide to responsible waste management for auto repair shops. It is meant for conditionally exempt small quantity generators of hazardous waste and does not supersede Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (7 DE Admin. Code 1302).

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Salvage Yards and Oil Filter Recycling

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. The Salvage Yard Manual
Numerous activities take place at salvage yards every day from reusing parts, to storage, recycling of material, metal fabricating, equipment maintenance and
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Managing Waste

The Division of Waste & 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 businesses and industry so that hazardous wastes are managed properly and cleaned up in the event of a spill or release.
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Mercury Wastes

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
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Used Oil Management for Businesses

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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Small Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities between 220 pounds and 2,200 pounds and is the generator of acutely hazardous waste in quantities of less than 2.2 pounds in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a small quantity generator (SQG).
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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
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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. Below is an “A to Almost Z” list of items that you may need to dispose of, and
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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
Infectious Waste Generator Registration Infectious Waste Generator Annual
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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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Delaware Plastic Bag Survey

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

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Barbara Blaier Environmental Scientist 302.739.9403
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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.
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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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