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[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, iPhone, and Windows phones. The app was developed for DNREC by Delaware Interactive, LLC (DI) as part of the state's ongoing eGovernment initiative.

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 environment."


The TrashStoppers app was developed as part of a statewide drive, led by the Delaware 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

Delaware 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.

About NIC

NIC, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portalsonline 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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