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Delaware Coastal Cleanup Nets 3.2 Tons of Trash

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A cleanup of coastal Delaware drew more than 1,800 volunteers who collected more than 3 tons of trash.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Friday that the volunteers fanned out along more than 80 miles of Delaware coastline on Sept. 20, from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.

The agency says about a third of the trash was able to be recycled, including glass and aluminum cans.

Volunteers found some unusual trash, too. That included a chopsticks, an electric saber saw, a bowling ball, a car fender, a toilet seat, an engine, an unopened 12-pack of razors, crab traps and Christmas lights.

DNREC said some items were notable in their numbers. Statewide, volunteers picked up 18,877 cigarette and cigar butts, a reduction of 3,902 from last year's total of 22,779. The number of fishing-related items also dropped from 1,385 last year to 989 this year. Other items included 64 old tires, 1,214 balloons, 2,777 plastic bags, and nearly 28,000 pieces of food/beverage-related trash, compared to more than 26,000 last year.

Delaware's next Coastal Cleanup is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register to ensure sites receive enough supplies. Interested volunteers can check out DNREC's website at www.delaware.dnrec.gov next July for registration information.



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