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Environmental Protection

Recyclers, Reuse, and Composting Operations

Beneficial Use Determination (BUD) Approvals

Recycling/reuse operations and composting operations must obtain written approval from the Department. The process and ultimate approval are referred to as a Beneficial Use Determination (BUD). It is typically for recyclers handling materials that are segregated. More complex operations handling mixed wastes require a Resource Recovery Facility Permit.

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Department: DNREC

Division: Waste and Hazardous Substances

Office: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section


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Applicable Rules and Regulations


Mindy Anthony can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-739-9403.


This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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