A joint resolution, passed in the General Assembly in 2007, called for DNREC to provide options for yard waste drop-off as such wastes are banned from landfills. The Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Demonstration Site was established by DNREC as part of a project to give residents additional options for recycling yard wastes.
For more information on managing yard waste, call 302.739.9403 (Ext. 1).
With the development of other nearby yard waste drop-off and collection options and concerns regarding invasive species such as the spotted lanternfly, DNREC is closing the Polly Drummond Hill site as of June 30, 2019.
The Polly Drummond Hill site is the last of three “pilot” yard waste drop-off sites opened by DNREC to help with the transition of New Castle County yard waste disposal away from the Cherry Island landfill as it neared capacity. The property is part of DNREC’s White Clay Creek State Park and will return to a natural setting within the park.
Residents of New Castle County that used the Polly Drummond Hill Road Demonstration Site are encouraged to download DNREC’s What To Do With Yard Waste in Delaware brochure. There are numerous drop-off options still available.
New Castle County residents are also encouraged to call their waste hauling provider to find out what curbside collection options exist to help manage this material.