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DSWA is proud to have been selected as a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 2022 COVID-19 Resiliency Award Winner. SWANA’s COVID-19 Resiliency award was been created to recognize organization’s that have adapted to working during the pandemic
Keep your home and family safe. Dispose of expired or unneeded prescription drugs at the annual DEA Drug Takeback Day, this Saturday, October 29th from 10am-2pm. Local police departments and other DEA-sanctioned locations will safely collect and dispose of any unwanted medications. Find a collection site near you: https://deatakeback.com/
ATTENTION: The Collection Event scheduled for Long Neck Elementary on October 22 has been moved to Love Creek Elementary, the new address is 19488 John J Williams Hwy, Lewes, De 19958.
Today, Delaware’s enhanced plastic carryout bag ban goes into effect. All retailers are required to discontinue the use of plastic bags at checkout. They are not required to provide any alternatives. Make sure you’re prepared by bringing reusable bags with you. If you have questions please visit https://de.gov/bags.
DSWA’s new Newark Recycling Center is slated to open in early July. This center will feature single stream recycling bins, Styrofoam recycling, 6-day a week Electronics Recycling, weekly Household Hazardous Waste Collection and monthly paper shredding. The new center is located at 470 Corporate Blvd, Newark inside of the Pencader Business Park. In 2017, DSWA began a restructuring of its Recycling Drop-Off Centers with the goal of providing locations with more services and that can be staffed by DSWA during business hours. Continuing with this plan the following locations will be removed on June 30, 2020;
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) is a proud recipient of the Call2Recycle 2019 Leader in Sustainability Award. This award recognizes the top performing Call2Recycle program participants for their commitment to battery recycling. More than 7.5 million pounds of batteries were collected in the Call2Recycle program in 2019, a feat that was made possible by DSWA’s engagement in battery recycling.
“The encouragement and promotion of sustainability has been greatly intensified by the active participation of DSWA’s in the Call2Recycle Program” said Carl Smith, CEO & President of Call2Recycle, Inc. “We’re proud to recognize DSWA as a 2019 leader in sustainability.”
Collecting batteries for recycling is an easy and safe way to make a difference, one that conserves natural resources and protects the planet for future generations. All consumer batteries should be recycled once they reach their end-of-life.
About Call2Recycle, Inc.
Call2Recycle, Inc. is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through collecting and recycling consumer batteries and cellphones. Founded in 1994, the not-for-profit organization works on behalf of stakeholders to provide its consumer battery recycling program to consumers across the U.S. Call2Recycle is the country’s first and largest consumer battery recycling program which has diverted more than 123 million pounds of batteries from landfill since its inception in 1994. Visit call2recycle.org.
DSWA offers an annual scholarship to qualified students entering Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science majors at a Delaware College or University. This scholarship has been named in honor of John P. “Pat” Healy. This scholarship is awarded to Delaware residents based on financial need, academic performance, community and school involvement, and leadership ability.
Two college scholarships to be awarded will be in the amounts of $2,500 for first place recipient and $1,500 for second place recipient. The scholarships will be awarded to a full-time student who must major in either environmental engineering or environmental sciences at an accredited university or college located in the State of Delaware. Students will be eligible for up to four years of undergraduate study upon reapplying, meeting the requirements, and being selected. Applications will be accepted year-round; the application deadline is April 30th of each year. The chosen applicant will be notified of their award by June 15th.
Awards for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:
$2,500 for first place recipient
$1,500 for second place recipient
Renewable for up to three additional years if a 3.0 GPA is maintained
A formal presentation will be made by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority to the recipients
Criteria: Applicants will be based on financial need, academic performance, community or school involvement, and leadership ability. All applicants shall be in the top 25% of their class in high school, and maintain 3.0 grade point average in college. The award will be sent directly to the college in which the student is enrolled. All applicants must submit an essay of 500 words, or less, describing their personal goals and reason they feel they are deserving of this award.
Scholarship awardees must submit proof that 3.0 GPA has been maintained for each of the 3 subsequent years following initial scholarship award.
All applicants must submit the following items:
Download a copy of the scholarship by clicking this link: Healy Scholarship Application