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Delaware Coastal Cleanup website

KITTS HUMMOCK, Del. (AP) - State environmental officials are kicking off this year's edition of the annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup.

This year's cleanup, the 30th in the program, will be held Sept. 17 at 53 sites up and down the state.

Officials are encouraging volunteers to preregister to ensure that each site has enough gloves, trash bags and other supplies. Preregistration closes Monday, Sept. 5.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington officials are considering agreements with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority that could save the city almost $2 million.

A proposed ordinance authorizes the Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments to enter into separate five-year agreements for disposing of Wilmington's trash and recyclables.

Clean Virginia Waterways website

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) - Nearly 100 scientists and policy leaders are gathering in Gloucester to discuss littered seas and waterways.

The ever-growing problem is widely associated with vast floating islands of plastic and other human castoffs found in the world's oceans. Officials say the problem extends to domestic waters, as well, and it poses a threat to human health and wildlife.

The issue will be the focus of the Virginia Marine Debris Summit on Monday. Participants will meet at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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Perdue Farms has donated $10-thousand to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for the annual Project Clean Stream that will take place on April 11th.

The money comes through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and is aimed at funding the annual Bay watershed and shoreline cleanup program.

Al Todd, executive director of the Alliance for the Alliance told the Salisbury Daily Times that Perdue Farmes has had a long-time partnership with the cleanup program.

Perdue Farm initiated Project Clean Stream seven years ago in Salisbury.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A cleanup of coastal Delaware drew more than 1,800 volunteers who collected more than 3 tons of trash.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources said Friday that the volunteers fanned out along more than 80 miles of Delaware coastline on Sept. 20, from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.

The agency says about a third of the trash was able to be recycled, including glass and aluminum cans.

Volunteers found some unusual trash, too. That included an electric saber saw, a bowling ball, a car fender, crab traps and Christmas lights.

delaware coastal cleanup website

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials say four tons of trash were collected during the annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup.

Nearly 2,000 volunteers took part in last month's cleanup at 50 sites along more than 80 miles of waterways and coastline.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Thursday that half of the debris collected was aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles, which were recycled.

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Piles of garbage just off Delaware Route 1 and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal got the attention of Delaware state officials.

And, yesterday, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control declared the site an illegal transfer station despite the fact that the city and state had agreed to the practice six years ago.

The regulator found the site incurring six violations that ranged from odors and management of municipal solid waste to litter, runoff of liquid wastes and nuisance factors such as birds and flies.

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The closing of the new Allen Road transfer station for trash collection has sent the Wicomico County Executive searching for a new location.

The site was shuttered on a vote by the County Council.

That means residents who use the transfer station will have to go elsewhere by this Friday after the contract with the local property owner expires.

During a recent hearing the proposal to allow the county to purchase the 23 acres for $220-thousand drew strong opposition from a handful of local residents whose homes surround the transfer station.