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Newark to conduct recycling audits beginning Feb. 24

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Newark will begin conducting “recycling audits” during regularly scheduled recycling pickups, the city announced Tuesday. In a press release, city officials said audits are necessary in order to improve the city’s compliance with Delaware Solid Waste Authority guidelines relating to recycling contamination.  “Delivering clean recyclable materials to the Recycle Center allows the city to avoid costly penalties imposed by DSWA …

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NCCo touts upgraded sewer cleaning trucks

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

The Vactor 2100i recycles water while it cleans sewer lines. (New Castle County)   Two new sewer cleaning trucks promise to save water, energy and time by recycling cleaning water, New Castle County says in a flyer accompanying its annual sewer bills. The new vehicles use hydraulic jets to dislodge debris, and they vacuum up debris and liquid from the …

DNREC is surveying consumers on Delaware's ban on single-use plastic bags. (DNREC) user interface

Bill would toughen, widen ban on single-use plastic bags

Betsy Price Business, Government

DNREC is surveying consumers on Delaware’s ban on single-use plastic bags. (DNREC) Delaware’s ban on single-use plastic bags might become tougher, if a new bill becomes law. HB 212, introduced Thursday, goes for multiple measures: • The ban would expand to all stores as of July 1, 2022. • Reusable bags would have to be even thicker. • Reusable bags …