Shell Recycling Program Begins This Summer in Delaware

Mar 6, 2014

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Beginning in June the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will be partnering with local restaurants to collect oyster shells for recycling.

The center has been awarded a $23-thousand grant from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to recycle the shells for the “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” program aimed at restoration projects along the inland bays.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Center hopes to recycle as many as 10-thousand pounds of shells per week during the peak summer season.

State officials are hoping to revive the oyster population in the inland bays where it was decimated by disease and pollution.