WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has a new recycling facility near the Port of Wilmington.
Officials cut the ribbon Thursday on the 64,000-square-foot facility, a project that is part of a 20-year partnership with ReCommunity. Workers and equipment at the facility sort recyclables including aluminum, plastics, paper, cardboard, tin and glass. The new facility can process 35 tons of recycling in an hour and 160,000 tons annually.
Officials say the facility created about 35 jobs, and they hope to double that number over time.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware environmental officials are changing their recommendations for plastic bag recycling.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control previously advised putting bags in recycling bins for curbside pickup, but now residents are being urged to return bags to stores where collection containers are provided.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware and the City of Newark are joining together to recycle furniture from students moving out of the school.
Students can start dropping off unwanted furnishings and home goods on Monday at the former Curtis Paper Mill site at 225 Paper Mill Road. Donations can include furniture, appliances, lamps, fans, clothing, televisions, bed frames and unopened toiletries.
The goods will be given free to local charities. Any items that remain after charities take their pick will be sold to the general public.
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Recycling Public Advisory Council is considering what to do about single-use plastic shopping bags.
A law passed in 2009 requires grocery stores to have collection bins for customer to return clean bags for recycling and to make reusable bags available for purchase. The law also requires bag manufacturers to provide educational materials to encourage the reduction, reuse, and recycling of plastic bags.