|[March 10, 2014]
Delawareans Help Keep the State Clean Through New TrashStoppers Reporting App
DOVER, Del. --(Business Wire)--
Delawareans and frequent visitors to the First State can now report
illegal dumping activities directly to state environmental officials
using their smartphones. The Delaware
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
has launched a new TrashStoppers app for Android,
phones. The app was developed for DNREC by Delaware
Interactive, LLC (DI) as part of the state's ongoing eGovernment
The DNREC TrashStoppers app lets users provide tips to DNREC on illegal
dumping of trash, tires, construction debris and other environmentally
hazardous materials. Users can submit location information, descriptions
of dumping they've seen and the people doing the dumping, motor vehicle
information and photographs of the scene. Users can also make anonymous
submissions if they wish. All illegal waste dumping tips are passed
directly to the DNREC team for assessment.
"The TrashStoppers rogram over the last five years has proven to be a
strong deterrent against illegal dumping of garbage, debris and
hazardous waste in Delaware," said DNREC Secretary Collin O'Mara. "With
this TrashStopppers app, we make it easier for Delawareans to report
illegal dumping, and for us to catch the perpetrators and clean up the
The TrashStoppers app was developed as part of a statewide drive, led by
Government Information Center (GIC), to provide enhanced access to
government services using the internet and modern communications tools.
Delaware Interactive works closely with the GIC to provide eGovernment
services in response to Governor Jack Markell's directive to find ways
to make government more efficient, effective, and open.
You can learn more about DNREC by visiting http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov.
The TrashStoppers app is free to Android (News - Alert), iOS, and Windows 8 users and
available for download at http://apps.delaware.gov.
About Delaware Interactive
Interactive is part of the eGovernment firm NIC's (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: EGOV)
family of companies. Its focus is on accelerating the number of online
services available to Delaware citizens and businesses through the
state's official portal,Delaware.gov.
Additional information is available at http://www.www.egov.com.
Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online
services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government
agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of
companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional
information is available at http://www.egov.com.
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