In 2006, less than 25% of recyclables were actually recycled in Delaware, with the rest going to landfill, quite a disappointing number. Thankfully, with fantastic efforts from the government and residents, that number has risen to nearly 50% by 2016, and it continues to increase every year. In saying that, there is still a need for dumps, landfills, and transfer stations throughout the state. Thankfully, there are plenty around, meaning you’re never too far away from one.
You’ll find them in towns such as Sandtown, Georgetown, Wilmington, Dover, and more.
Waste commonly accepted at these locations include materials such as construction rubble, scrap metals, generic household waste, green waste, e-waste like computers and televisions, white goods, and more. Specialised dumps are also required due to the dangerous nature of some hazardous materials. Please call beforehand if you want to unload potentially dangerous waste.