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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.
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
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.
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.
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%|
Julie Miro Wenger, Acting Chair
Delaware Food Industry Council
Delaware Solid Waste Authority
Delaware Association of Counties
Director, DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
Sewall A. McCabe
Soft Drink Industry
Alcoholic Beverage Industry
Delaware Restaurant Industry
Waste Hauling Industry
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
League of Local Governments