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.
Full Report (510 KB).