It took a few years longer than anticipated, but Rehoboth Beach now has recycling containers on the Boardwalk.
Lynne Coan, city spokesperson, said there are about 65 containers out on the Boardwalk now.
“We’ve had some issues with contamination, so we would ask that people pay attention and place only recyclable materials in the indigo blue cans that are marked for recycling.”
Coan said the city spent about $1,200 for 150 drums two years ago, and the stickers used for signage on the drums cost around $1,500. Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton has donated additional drums for cans and bottles only, said Coan.
The city had first anticipated placing the recycling containers for the summer of 2020, but COVID put a pause on that. Last year, the city couldn’t find the staff to implement the new program.
Lake Gerar playground is officially open
The city announced May 26 that its new tot lot at Lake Gerar on the north side of the city is officially opened. The new playground is designed for kids of all mobility types. It replaced an old, rusty playground that was roughly 30 years old, which was the first installed by the city.
Commissioners earmarked $100,000 toward the Lake Gerar playground in 2020. In 2021, during budget discussions, commissioners agreed to spend $275,000 on the new playground, and the old one was removed a few months later. Shipping delays pushed installation into early 2022.
The entrance to the playground faces the walking trail surrounding Lake Gerar.
Other playgrounds in Rehoboth Beach are located at Grove Park by the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, at the northwest prong of Silver Lake, and at Rehoboth Elementary School.