Update on Efforts to Keep Delaware Litter Free

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Results are out about litter clean up in Delaware during 2022. DelDOT and its partners collected 59,000 bags of trash, 6,000 tires, 3,500 signs and 250 appliances–all found alongside Delaware roads. DelDOT Maintenance & Operations employees, Adopt-A-Highway/Sponsor-A-Highway efforts, and the Work A Day Earn A Pay Program performed the work. They also received help from…

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Volunteer Registration Begins for Del. Coastal Cleanup

There is much more summer to come, but volunteers are already being recruited to take part in the 35th Delaware Coastal Cleanup.41 spots along beaches and waterways will be targeted Saturday, September 17th between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Online registration opens today (Monday) and is open through Wednesday, August 31st. Volunteers may choose the location…

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Sussex County Council Gets Update from Buffers & Wetlands Working Group

It’s been two weeks since the last meeting of the Sussex County Council. This week the Council was updated by the working group on Buffers and Wetlands, which has met nine times since February. They are looking to update the county code when it comes to buffers, wetlands and resource protection. The working group, which…

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Ellendale landlord outraged after rental home is destroyed by vengeful tenants

An Ellendale-area landlord is outraged and speaking out, claiming vengeful tenants destroyed her rental property following an eviction notice for failing to pay their rent. After months of trying to work things out, even going as far as to knock money off the amount of rent they were behind on, Haley Evans, of Chesapeake Beach,…

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A Closer Look at the Rehoboth Beach Bigbelly Trash Can

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Earlier this summer, the City of Rehoboth Beach placed the Bigbelly trash cans in service at strategic locations throughout town. “The Bigbelly units were first considered when trying to brainstorm ideas on how the city’s refuse collection operation could be made more efficient,” says Sharon Lynn, city manager. The city has had public works crews working from…

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Delaware Getting Tougher on Roadside Trash & Dumping

Governor John Carney joined members of the General Assembly and environmental advocates this afternoon to sign House Bill 130 and Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 5, two pieces of legislation aimed at confronting litter in Delaware. Both new laws will help protect Delaware communities from litter, and protect Delaware’s environment and wildlife from the…

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2.7 Tons of Trash Picked Up From DE Beaches in Coastal Cleanup

This year’s Coastal Cleanup saw 2.7 tons of trash and recyclables picked up from over 68 miles of Delaware waterways and coastlines from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.  1115 volunteers took part.   DNREC officials say over 21,500 pieces of food or beverage-related trash was picked up – including higher than usual numbers of straws, plastic lids…

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Sussex County Council Discuss Agland Preservation, Trash and More

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Sussex County has taken part in the 22nd round of the Delaware Agricultural Land Preservation Program. The County Council voted in May to take part in latest round of easement purchases and approved spending just over $536,000 as its share of the $1.3-million cost to protect 10 farms and nearly 800 acres in Sussex County.…

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Keep Delaware Beautiful Legislation Passes General Assembly

Legislation sponsored by 41st District Representative Rich Collins has been passed in both chambers of the General Assembly to help clean up Delaware’s trashy roadways.  House Bill 237 creates a new vehicle license plate that promotes and supports “Keep Delaware Beautiful.”  This is a new non-profit that is affiliated with the national “Keep America Beautiful,”…

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