NEWS:  (12/15)
News from DNREC: Plastic carryout bag ban becomes effective on January 1, 2021
Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting January 1. Plastic carryout bags are commonly used to take items home from convenience, grocery and other retail stores. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control urges consumers to bring reusable bags to stores instead and to clean/disinfect those bags between uses. 
 
According to DNREC, the ban is designed to reduce beach and roadside litter, save landfill space, and increase recycling efforts.
 
House Bill 130 implementing the ban was signed into law last year.
 
Retailers can choose to offer paper bags, or cloth bags, or a thicker type of plastic bag that is designed to be reusable. The law allows retail stores to charge a fee for the bags they provide at point of sale. DNREC advises consumers to wash or disinfect their reusable bags by turning them inside out and wiping them down with a disinfecting agent after each use.
 
Under the law, plastic carryout bags will no longer be available from larger stores (more than 7,000 square feet) as well as smaller stores with at least three locations in Delaware of 3,000 square feet each or more. Supermarkets and big-box stores are affected, as well as chains of convenience stores. Restaurants are not subject to the ban, nor are small stores with one or two locations.
 
All retail stores affected by the law are required to provide an At-Store Recycling program for plastic bags and other specific plastics, like cereal box liners, newspaper sleeves, and single-use produce or meat bags. The drop-off locations should be visible and accessible within the store. Bags that are no longer reusable or unwanted should be recycled at these locations. Plastic bags should not be placed in carts that are part of the state’s curbside recycling program but should instead be returned to stores for recycling.
 
Consumers and retailers can find more information at de.gov/bags.  
 

 
 
 
A Look Ahead!
Date Day Event Time Location
2/13/2021 Saturday
BoD
Meeting
 
 9am
Teleconference
See Calendar of Events for details and agenda.
 
 
Parking Tags - Please Call Fran @ 302-436-3696
 
 
Due to the State of Emergency With the Corona-virus
The Admin building will be closed for meetings and social activities until further notice
Playgrounds are closed and equipment usage (shuffleboard, pickleball, etc) is shut down
 
Bulk Trash Pick-Up
Note - This community service is not intended to be a channel for disposing of several home items as the result of a remodel or large project.  Please have the contractor dispose of replaced items.  In the future, you may be charged for a large-scale request.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulk Trash
You can schedule free pick up of large items from your unit on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  Just call Donna Hemphill at L&N to make an appointment in advance.
Please do not place these items in the dumpster

Speed Limit
Please remember that the speed limit throughout ML is 15 miles per hour.  There are children playing in our streets, people walking their dogs and riding bicycles.  Excessive speed presents a life threatening danger.  So please be a good neighbor and slow down.
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