Order compost bins by May 5 for pickup in Lewes

March 27, 2019

DNREC’s recycling program, within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, is offering compost bins that can be pre-ordered online at a discount price of $50, half the retail price of the bins. The bins must be picked up by the purchaser from 8 a.m to noon, Saturday, May 11, at the DNREC Lewes Field Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes.

Pre-order deadline for Lewes pickup is Sunday, May 5.

To place orders for discounted compost bins, go to

During pickup time, representatives from DNREC’s recycling program will be onsite to provide assistance ensuring that Delawareans can use their new backyard compost bins for successfully converting organic waste to compost. These compact compost bins can quickly turn food scraps and yard waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment that replaces traditional fertilizers to produce healthier plants and vegetables in home gardens.

To learn more about composting in Delaware, go to

For more information about DNREC’s recycling program, contact Don Long at or 302-739-9403, option 4.