All commercial businesses in Delaware will be required to participate in a comprehensive recycling program no later than January 1, 2014. This includes for profit and not-for profit retail and wholesale stores, offices, food service establishments, warehouses, and other manufacturing, industrial or processing activities, and institutions such as social, charitable, educations, health care, professional and government services.
Waste haulers are already required to provide single-stream recycling collection to both single and multi-family residential customers, and most bars and restaurants. The goal of the Universal Recycling Law is to maximize the convenience of recycling and minimize the amount of trash disposed in Delaware. Recycling keeps raw materials in the manufacturing sector, creates jobs, and promotes sustainability.