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Starting yesterday, all commercial businesses in Delaware will be required to participate in the state’s universal recycling program.  Delaware has set a goal of 50% landfill diversion by 2015.  Landfill diversion of commercial waste (which makes up 50% of the State’s total municipal solid waste) has remained stagnate at 26% since 2006.  State officials will not immediately impose strict rules on commercial companies, nor will they set requirements for specific items to be recycled.  However, commercial organizations must be able to show that they have enacted a recycling program.

If you own, operate or work at a commercial business in Delaware, contact us today at (410) 877-1593.  We’ll not only help you meet these new recycling guidelines but also help you take advantage of a growing recycling marketplace in the State.  For the past 12 years, we’ve helped organizations of all sizes with their waste and sustainability programs.  Our focus on on-site education and facilitation has helped our clients establish long-term, cost-effective programs.

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Other Resources:

Implementing Universal Recycling in DE’s Commercial Sector – DE’s Recycling Public Advisory Council