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This state resource locator contains information on the beneficial use of industrial byproducts for the state of Delaware. Also included are EPA and private industry resources.

Delaware Beneficial Use Policy
In Delaware, the mandate to “develop a comprehensive statewide system of recycling and resource recovery which maximizes the quantity of solid waste materials which can be recovered, reused or converted to beneficial use" rests with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority under 7 Del. C. Chapter 64.

Applicable Delaware Agency/Division
Delaware Solid Waste Authority. Mission is to optimize the air resources and waste management practices within Delaware by working cooperatively with citizens and businesses to protect public health, welfare and the environment.

Regulations

Delaware Definition of Beneficial Use
None located.

More Delaware Information

  • Scrap tire control and cleanup program Reusing or recycling tires keeps them out of landfills. Old or used tires can be shredded or turned into crumbs to be reused in additives to asphalt for roads and playgrounds. Pulverized tire chips can become rubber flooring for equestrian and dog training centers. The shredded rubber can also be burned at very high temperatures for energy sources with reduced air pollution.
  • Construction and Demolition State Waste Resource Locator. Use this tool to locate regulatory information and other compliance assistance and P2 resources.
  • Solid Waste Locator. The solid waste resource locator contains links to regulatory agencies and rules covering solid waste topics.

Additional Information

  • The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) 2006 Beneficial Use Survey Report (11/2007). ASTSWMO’s Solid Waste Subcommittee established the Beneficial Use Task Force (Task Force) to study how States are managing requests to use non-hazardous, industrial solid wastes rather than dispose of them in landfills. The Task Force’s primary goal is to collect and share information that will assist States and Territories in developing or improving programs and processes to handle these requests.
  • Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Services. AGC provides environmental information, networking opportunities and effective advocacy for construction professionals. AGC publishes on-point articles and fact sheets on key environmental actions, deadlines, requirements and initiatives that may impact the construction industry. AGC organizes an annual Contractors Environmental Conference and holds educational webinars on hot topics. In addition, AGC regularly disseminates environmental news via social media on Twitter (@AGCEnvironment). AGC sponsors and contributes to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, which is the association’s “go-to” resource on federal and state environmental requirements that affect construction activities. AGC advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas. AGC invites its members to join its Environmental Forum to stay informed, connect and take action on critical issues.
  • U.S. EPA Industrial Materials Recycling Program. EPA provides information on the environmentally protective recycling and beneficial use of industrial materials.
  • Northeast Waste Management Officials Beneficial Use Determination Database. A password-protected tool for state environmental regulators, this national database contains a compilation of approved state beneficial use determinations (BUDs).
  • Industrial Resources Council. The Industrial Resources Council’s website is an information portal to help project designers, engineers, landscapers and other professionals achieve sustainability goals. Information is provided for the following wastes types: coal combustion products, foundry sands and slags, iron and steel slag, C&D materials, scrape tires, and pulp and paper industry materials.
  • Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA). CMRA promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. Use their locator tool to find a recycler in your state.

Last update: 9/15/2010

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