DNREC Yard Waste Site's

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has opened 2 free yard waste drop-off sites. The sites are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The first site is located at DART's mid-county facility at the southwest corner of U.S. Rt. 13 and Rt. 72 near Bear, it is easily accessible from U.S. Rt. 13 South. The second site is located on Polly Drummond Hill Road directly across from the entrance to the Judge Morris Estate. The yard waste collected at these sites will be ground into useable landscape mulch. New Castle County residents can pick-up free mulch when it is available. To check on availability of the mulch, please call DNREC at 302-739-9403. A third yard waste drop-off site is scheduled to open in January in northern New Castle County.

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Air Emissions: Waste-to-Energy Compared to Fossil Fuels for Equal Amounts of Energy11

Trace Metal Emissions 

All fuel sources listed here release trace amounts of metals. Good data are available on waste-to-energy emissions, because they are regulated under the 1990 Clean Air Act and various state environmental laws. Reliable data are not available in some cases for other fuels, because metal emissions from utility power plants are not currently regulated. It is therefore not possible to make an "equal energy comparison" like the other graphs on this page. What is known is this: each fuel shown here may emit at least one metal at higher levels than the other fuels. For waste-to-energy it is mercury. Coal emissions contain higher amounts of arsenic, chromium, selenium and zinc. No. 6 oil emissions contain higher levels of cadmium and nickel. Reliable natural gas emissions data are not currently available.Waste-to-energy also preserves valuable landfill space. Today, new landfills must be built to very strict standards to protect the land and water from leaks. This has made them expensive to own and operate. Since ash left over after burning is only about 10 percent of the original volume of trash, waste-to-energy helps landfills last longer. In many states and several European countries, ash is reused in concrete, asphalt, grout, road-base and other construction materials.Burning also makes it easier to recover and recycle many metals, which are big moneymakers in recycling programs.


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