The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has offered to expand its Newark recycling center to include yard waste. Courtesy of DSWA.

Changes afoot for Polly Drummond yard waste site

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Changes are in the offing for the Polly Drummond community yard waste site, a popular site east of Newark for residents to drop off yard waste for free. Maybe it will close, with a nearby replacement. Maybe it will close, with a replacement further away. Maybe it will get dedicated funding. And for two out of those three alternatives, people …

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Community composting facility starting in Brandywine Hundred

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Plastic Free Delaware, a group that formed a decade ago to get rid of environmentally unfriendly single-use bags, is now tackling something that forms a quarter of municipal waste: Food scraps. It is creating its first community composting facility in Talley Day Park, behind the Brandywine Hundred Library, and prominently located right across a parking area from the playground. The …