REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - On-the-half-shell, Rockefeller or with vodka and hot sauce, however you take them, oysters are delicious.
But what happens to the shell after you've gotten at the goods?
A new recycling program in Delaware will deal with that very issue. E.J. Chalabala of the Center For The Inland Bays tells WMDT that they recently received a $23,000 grant from Delaware Solid Waste Authority, which they will use to upstart an oyster recycling program.
Currently, there is no such program in the First State.
Chalabala says there will be at least 10 Delaware beach town restaurants participating in the program.
"[Restaurants go through] a lot of oysters in one week, so we hope they'll have plenty of oysters for us and allow us to recycle them," said Chalabala. "It's important for them to put the oysters in with minimal amount of trash hardly any trash."
The recycling program is expected to start up early this summer.