First of all, try to determine through markings on the containers or other clues what type of chemicals are in the cans (i.e. pesticides, old oil or gas, cleaning solutions, etc.). The best way to dispose of these old chemicals is at the annual “Household Hazardous Waste Day” held every fall. For further information on recycling you can look at the Keep Delaware Beautiful website.

To find out the current road conditions you can check this website or go to listen to local radio and TV stations, or contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800.

You should call 9-1-1 immediately to report any unusual odors. Your local fire department will respond to investigate the odor. After the fire department determines the cause, they may request our assistance.

YES! Just as with an unusual odor, you should call 9-1-1, your local fire department, or this agency immediately to report any unusual appearance of a local waterway. The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management along with your local fire department will both respond to investigate the unusual occurrence.

Delaware County does not have a county-wide siren system at this time. However, many local communities (Ashley, City of Delaware, Galena, Ostrander, Radnor, and Sunbury) have their own siren system in place. The community warning sirens are designed to warn persons outdoors that they should take shelter. However, if you usually hear the warning siren in your home then there may be something wrong with the siren and you should contact your local municipality.

Warning sirens are operated and maintained by the local municipalities and not by Delaware County.