Delaware County has launched a series of public workshops to gather community feedback as part of an effort to update the County’s 10-year Municipal Waste Management Plan, last updated in 2013. The plan will ensure that the County has sufficient processing and disposal capacity for its municipal waste for the next decade and will guide the County’s transition to sustainable methods of materials management using Zero Waste practices. The final workshop of the series will be held on Thursday, June 30th at the Chester City Hall Community Room. Participants will review the elements of the plan and provide guidance to the implementation and funding strategies.
Guest speaker, Marvin Hayes, program manager of the Baltimore Compost Collective will talk about the work of the collective which provides life skills mentorship and first-time employment for area youth. The Compost Collective collects food scraps from local customers and creates compost for the Filbert Street Community Garden, the largest community garden in Baltimore. Marvin Hayes is passionate about his work training the next generation to become environmental champions, helping their community to get closer to zero waste. “’Compost: Learn, so we don’t have to burn,’ that’s our motto,” Hayes says.
The workshop will include an open house and discussion of draft elements of the Zero Waste Plan. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and registration is required.
To help ensure that the new plan continues to take shape reflective of the priorities of the residents, businesses and institutions within Delaware County, the public is strongly encouraged to participate. The June 30th workshop will be held both in-person and via Zoom. Participation in the prior workshops is not a prerequisite for participation the final workshop, and fresh voices are welcome.
Pre-registration is a requirement for participation (either in-person or via Zoom) in the workshop. For additional details and to register, visit delcopa.gov/workshops.