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DSWA Upcoming Events Schedule


The Delaware Solid Waste Authority is proud to host special events throughout the year. These events include, Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Electronic Goods Recycling, Paper Shredding, Latex Paint Collection and Educational Outreach. Below you will find a schedule of upcoming events. For a complete list of all 2015 events click here

Latex Paint Collection

    March 28
    Cheswold Collection Station, 54 Fork Branch Rd, Cheswold

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Goods/Paper Shredding

    April 4
    St. Anne's Episcopal School, 211 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown, DE

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Goods/Paper Shredding

    April 18
    Blue Hen Corporate Center, 655 S Bay Rd, Dover, DE

Electronic Goods/Paper Shredding

    April 25
    Lantana Square Shopping Center, Rt 7 and Valley Road, Hockessin DE

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Goods/Paper Shredding

    May 2
    Nylon Capital Shopping Center, 1023 W Stein Hwy, Seaford, DE

Changes to the DSWA Board of Directors


The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Governor Jack Markell has appointed Mr. Gerard (Jerry) L. Esposito the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Esposito joined the DSWA Board of Directors in 2008 and he also currently serves as President of Tidewater Utilities, Inc. He began his career in 1976 as an Environmental Planner with the Coastal Sussex Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Program. In 1978, he joined the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control where he held positions of increasing responsibility advancing to Deputy Director and then the Director of Delaware's Division of Water Resources, assuming administrative responsibility over all of the State's water pollution, water supply, water quality, wetlands, and environmental laboratory programs. Mr. Esposito joined Tidewater Utilities, Inc. in 1998 as Executive Vice President, and was elected President in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors from Rutgers University in Environmental Science and his Master of Science degree from the University of Delaware in Resource Economics. Mr. Esposito's community and civic involvement includes serving as Board member of 12 other non-profit and governmental organizations, including the Port of Wilmington's Diamond State Port Corporation, Better Business Bureau of Delaware, and Junior Achievement Delaware. This new appointment comes after former Chairman of the Board; Richard Pryor retired after 25 years of service to the Board of Directors, with 21 of those years spent as the Chairman.

Along with Mr. Esposito's appointment to Chairman, the Board is happy to announce that Mr. Norman D. Griffiths has been nominated and accepted the open position on the Board of Directors. Mr. Griffiths has been an attorney in the Legal Department of DuPont since 1983. He now works for Chemours Legal. Mr. Griffiths received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1980 and his juris doctorate degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1983. He was elected to the Wilmington City Council in 1992 and served the residents of the Second Council District until 2008. He was elected President of the Wilmington City Council in 2008 and retired from City Council in 2013. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Delaware Technical and Community College and a member of the Board of Directors of Westside Family Healthcare, Inc. He has served on several other boards in the past including the Delaware Community Foundation, WEDCO and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority is happy to welcome Mr. Griffiths to its Board of Directors and looks forward to working with him.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority's Board of Directors is comprised of seven Delaware residents representing The City of Wilmington and the three counties. With the exception of its Chairman, who serves at the pleasure of the Governor, the Board is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for three-year terms. Being a Board Member takes a strong commitment given that they serve as a working group, attending meetings, public hearings, workshops, and much more. The Board of Directors sets policies and makes decisions regarding current operations, programs, and planning.

Chairman of the Board Resigns



After 25 years of service and 21 years as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Richard Pryor has announced his resignation from the DSWA Board of Directors. Mr. Pryor's passion and commitment at the helm of DSWA's Board helped see the Authority through many changes and challenges over the years. At the time of his resignation Mr. Pryor said "these last 25 years as a member of the Board of Directors and the past 21 years as Chairman have been sweetly satisfying as together we have met challenges great and small with integrity, persistence, respectful debate and ultimate success." The DSWA staff and Board of Directors are thankful for the time and energy Mr. Pryor gave to DSWA and wish him good health and happiness in his future pursuits.


Electronic Goods Recycling Program Change


Beginning Monday, September 8 electronics waste will only be collected on specific days at select facilities. DSWA will also pair the electronics collection with household hazardous waste collection on the same days and at the same facilities. The weekly collections will be held as follows from 10am-2pm:

Monday-Jones Crossroads Landfill (Sussex County)

Wednesday- Delaware Recycling Center (New Castle County)

Friday- Cheswold Collection Station (Kent County)

In addition, to further help meet the demand of electronics recycling in 2015 DSWA will add extra Saturday collection events.

Businesses with Electronics Waste to recycle should contact:
ECOvanta, LLC
2209 South 58th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19413
Phone- 215-921-7508

For more information please contact the Citizens' Response Line at 1-800-404-7080

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