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Delaware Coastal Cleanup website

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Environmental officials say Delaware's annual coastal cleanup netted almost four tons of trash from the state's waterways and coastline this year.

The cleanup effort involved almost 1,600 volunteers who picked up 3.8 tons of trash from 47 sites along 75 miles of shoreline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.

Officials say about one-quarter of the trash collected consisted of recyclables, mostly aluminum cans and glass and plastic beverage bottles.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State environmental officials are encouraging Delawareans to sign up for the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup.

Preregistration for this year's cleanup, which will be held on Sept. 16, closes Friday.

The cleanup covers more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.

Volunteers are encouraged to preregister online at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's website to ensure that enough supplies are readied for each site.