Recycling Public Advisory Council

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Recycling Public Advisory Council

What’s Recyclable in Delaware?

Know the Rules, Recycle Right

Recycling for Business


Adam Schlachter
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Stanley Mills, Chairman
League of Local Governments

Paul Bickhart
Recycling Express of Delaware

Michael Parkowski
Delaware Solid Waste Authority

Richard Cecil
Delaware Association of Counties

Marjorie Crofts
Director, DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Sewall A. McCabe
Soft Drink Industry

Michael Fusca
Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Marianne Cinaglia
Delaware Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement

Adam Webster
Delaware Restaurant Industry

Julie Miro Wenger
Delaware Food Industry Council

Coralie Pryde
League of Women Voters

Wendy Turner
Brandywine School District

Steve Masterson
Waste Masters Solutions

Vikram Krishnamurthy
Delaware Center for Horticulture

Rustyn Stoops
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

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.

The Council advises DNREC on recycling grant and loan development, and selection of recipients. It helps develop and maintain a method for measuring recycling rates. And it publishes regular reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of recycling activities in Delaware. And it advises the Department and Authority on major recycling issues such as the Bottle Bill and Universal Recycling in Delaware.

Advisory Council Meetings

Meetings of the Recycling Public Advisory Council are open to the public and are advertised on the Public Meeting Calendar and by news release.  Agendas and meeting minutes are posted on the Public Meeting Calendar entry for each meeting.

For copies of previous meeting minutes or more information about RPAC meetings, contact the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section at 302.739.9403. New minutes are not published until approved by the council at a subsequent meeting.

Recycling Goals

The General Assembly also set goals for recycling in Delaware, to be monitored by the Advisory Council. These goals call for a percentage of the total weight of solid waste to be diverted from waste streams.

Solid waste diverted from disposal Municipal solid waste diverted from disposal
Jan. 1, 2015 72% 50%
Jan. 1, 2020 85% 60%

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