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State Resources

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Delaware closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Delaware specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DNREC air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association DE specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Enforcement – DNREC Enforcement and Compliance Information

Fact Sheets - Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances Fact-sheets including universal waste, electronics recycling and used oil management

Hazardous Waste – DNREC hazardous waste program page

Permits – DNREC Permits and Approvals page

Plastic Bag Recycling - Delaware's Plastic Carryout Bag Recycling Act

Recycling – Recycling in Delaware page, includes some universal wastes as well as other wastes and toolkits for different industries

Small Business Assistance Program – DNREC small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – DNREC Tank Management Section including ASTs and USTs

Water  – DNREC Division of Water

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Recycling in Delaware ​– ​Recycling guides and fact sheets​

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.