The state of Delaware generates approximately one million tons of trash per year, which it manages very well.
Both solid and liquid wastes are regulated by myriad federal, state and local regulations, and the Department of Health and Social Services is responsible for regulating medical, biological and infectious waste.
These efforts have helped the state of Delaware better manage its waste.
Delmarva Daily Times has more information on Delaware’s waste management efforts:
Delaware's residents, visitors, businesses and industries generate a lot of trash each year. In fact, the state authority charged with handling solid waste estimates that Delaware produces nearly one million tons of trash annually.
That total reflects detritus from business, industry and agriculture along with residential sources. And household trash from a variety of homes, apartments, townhouses and condominiums constitutes the largest single source of waste in Delaware.