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Resource Management in the State of Delaware

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Feb 13, 2007 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/12951/

ILSR’s 2007 Report to the Delaware State Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) presents an approach for changing solid waste management to resource management in this small Mid-Atlantic state. ILSR recommends a surcharge to finance infrastructure development for the public and private sectors. The $6 per ton surcharge would raise $20 million in 6 years. The surcharge would then sun set. ILSR identifies the following priority sectors for investment:

  • Infrastructure for cities and private companies
  • Managers (college and university credited programs)
  • Public awareness and education
  • Technical assistance and administration

ILSR concludes that such an investment program will allow the state to reach a 75% diversion goal through recycling and composting.

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