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2014-03-19 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

ANJHHWC Meeting – Eco Complex, Burlington County, NJ

March 19, 2014

Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President JoAnn Gemenden called the meeting to order shortly after 10am and welcomed everyone to the meeting at the Eco Complex in Burlington County. She commented that it was good to see so many people attend the meeting and it was especially nice to see some people come back that haven’t been active with the ANJHHWC in quite some time.  JoAnn inquired as to the reason for the re-emergence of some of the old faces to the group, whether it was the E-waste issue or the potential to pass paint legislation in NJ, but there seemed to be no consensus on renewed interest.  In any case, JoAnn expressed her pleasure to see such strong participation in our meeting.

Approval of Minutes 

  • A motion was made to approve the minutes from the July 24, 2013 meeting.  There were no comments on the minutes. This motion was seconded and approved by all with no objections.
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes from the November 6, 2013 meeting.  Melinda Williams pointed out a typo in the 2nd paragraph.  Mr. Gindoff stated he would correct the typo, “meting” instead of “meeting” and if the minutes were approved, he would post them on the Association’s website, NJHazWaste.com.  In consideration of correcting the aforementioned typo, a motion to approve the minutes made and then was seconded and approved by all with no objections.

Treasure’s Report

Treasurer Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s Report.  He stated for 2014, the ANJHHWC has taken in $2,300 in dues and that we haven’t yet received membership vouchers from Morris Ocean and Passaic Counties.  He also reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $19,341.30.  JoAnn reminded everyone that with membership comes one free lunch during the ANJHHWC’s holiday meeting at the end of the year.

Regarding membership, JoAnn mentioned that beginning with the next meeting, ANJHHWC will charge a non-member fee of $35 to attend a meeting.  JoAnn also discussed the issue of ANJHHWC getting a Business Registration Certificate (BRC)  in that some counties have trouble paying the ANJHHWC membership dues because the Association is not in possession of a BRC.  Chris stated he will look into how to obtain a BRC and its associated costs.

PaintCare Update

JoAnn mentioned the ANJHHWC formed a 10-person paint committee to review the proposed NJ legislation in conjunction with analyzing existing paint legislations in other states.  Tthe ANJHHWC has been working with PaintCare representatives to incorporate ANJHHWC comments and concerns in the NJ’s upcoming paint recycling bills.  JoAnn reported that final amendments to NJ’s legislation were submitted to Paint Care a week ago; she distributed copies to all attendees.

JoAnn asked Ed Waters, Director of Governmental Affairs for the NJ Chemistry Council, to provide an update on the PaintCare legislation.  He reported that both the Senate and Assembly versions of the bills were reintroduced in 2014 by Senator Beach as S.4120 and by Assemblywoman Spencer as A.1603.  Ed stated these bills were initially reintroduced without the changes contemplated and requested by the ANJHHWC, but Ed stated he would bring our proposed changes to the legislators and he would anticipate that they would amend the bills with the requested updated language in the form of committee amendments.  He didn’t expect our comments to encounter too much resistance with respect to being incorporated in final versions of the legislation.

While the bill was reintroduced, he stated trying to get these bills posted is their next effort. Ed requested ANJHHWC members work on endorsement letters regarding the legislation from both individual county members as well as one encompassing endorsement letter coming from the ANJHHWC.  Additionally, helping obtain co-sponsorship for the bills would be helpful.  Ed requested help from members in finding co-sponsors for these bills potentially by local legislators they are in contact with that serve on the appropriate committees. Ed felt this support in finding co-sponsors would help the paint legislation move along more quickly.  Ed read the list of legislators on the appropriate committees to see if anyone at ANJHHWC has any connections with any of the legislators as potential co-sponsors.

When asked about who may oppose the legislation, Ed stated he has no idea who would oppose it.  He mentioned potentially retailers may be against or neutral to the bill.  Short of that, Ed doesn’t expect too much resistance to its passing.  Ed’s group will try to line up other groups to support the bill.  Guy Watson, NJDEP, stated he envisions support from the state but without first seeing the language, he cannot say how exactly they will or will not support it.  Ed stated he would like state support directly from the Governor’s office that would make it the easiest for eventual adoption.  If passed in 2014, it will probably be another year until the program begins to get implemented.  JoAnn asked Ed to send an email to her as current ANJHHWC President asking the Association  to send a letter in support of the bill to both the Senate and Assembly.

Electronics

JoAnn mentioned she recently spoke to Steve Glenwick from Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) on the telephone (646-599-3322 Steve.Glenwick@electronicsrecyclers.com).   Steve claimed ERI to be one of the market share leaders with OEMs throughout USA and he is now reaching out to NJ to offer electronics recycling services.  ERI does not have a processing facility in NJ but have an E-waste consolidation center in Saddle Brook, NJ.  JoAnn was a bit wary that ERI would reach out to a county who currently is not experiencing an E-waste management issue, as opposed to those in dire need in South Jersey.  Steve assured her that ERI was also working to assist them and actually was meeting with Cape May on that day.

JoAnn opened the discussion up to others, including vendors.  John Matorano, Jr. with Magnum Recycling stated in the past, all Magnum’s seven county customers in South Jersey had their E-waste recycled with the support of ERI and their OEMs for whom they recycle E-waste on behalf of.  John stated that in the past Magnum received financial support from ERI, but ERI dropped their level of support for Magnum and/or offered him terms that didn’t make business sense for Magnum.  John claimed the new terms from ERI would result in a contract that was not economically sustainable from Magnum’s perspective.  John did state he was able to recycle the bulk of Magnum’s stockpile with ERI under the old onerous contract, but he is now trying to get back on board with ERI to work once again with Magnum under better terms.

Much of this discussion regarding OEM support of the E-waste recycling programs was covered in a meeting dedicated to E-waste last week sponsored by ANJR.  From that recent meeting as well as previous meetings where the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) presented its positions, many members were not pleased with the CEA response to issues and problems encountered in New Jersey.  JoAnn reiterated the inaccuracy of  the drop off site lists on both CEA’s and DEP’s websites.  The claim that there is more than 600 drop off sites is greatly exaggerated as there is duplication and misinformation.  Discussion ensued about the best way to maintain an accurate list.  Guy reported that 2014 plans are coming into the DEP now and he suggested that the DEP assemble the list based on all the manufacturer plans and then forward the proposed drop-off sites lists to the ANJHHWC for review.

The matter of the list being majorly wrong is just one of the issues with the program.  CEA claims the intent of the law was for the public and private sectors to form a partnership, but the law clearly states that it is the private sector that is responsible for implementing and paying for E-waste recycling in NJ.   JoAnn maintains the preamble of the law makes a reference to the public sector to encourage OEM’s to work in conjunction with the current infrastructure when they developed their plans.

On a broader issue, Guy stated he is really concerned with R2 and/or E-stewards and the facilities they certify.  Guy is concerned that TV/monitor glass will one day be disposed of in landfills because it can be acceptable as a management option in R2′s certification if there is no other viable recycling market for the glass.  Guy is concerned about R2 proposing the acceptance of the use of glass as alternate daily landfill cover, if the glass meets TCLP thresholds so it can be classified to be non-hazardous.  This type of approval been approved in Illinois and may be in contradiction to NJ law that prohibits the landfilling of E-waste.

New Types of Electronic Car Batteries

Reenee Casapulla of Sussex County brought in a new show and tell item, a new type of large lithium battery from a car or motorized vehicle which weighs over 11 pounds.  She expressed her concern that these new types of non-recyclable lithium batteries may become an issue for HHW events in the future.  John Matorano explained there are a variety of lithium batteries types and Call-2-Recycle only will accept lithium ion batteries which this is not.  John Tekin of Radiac Reseach stated this type of car battery is unacceptable in the Call-2-Recycle program but should be disposable with household hazardous waste.  These batteries probably have no recycling value but can be accepted and disposed of as hazardous waste in small quantities.  If anyone had a large quantity of these to dispose of, it make take some research to find the best means to dispose of them, but a few batteries here and there can be appropriately lab-packed for disposal during an HHW event.

HHW Vendor Update:

John from Magnum stated that Magnum has obtained support from a manufacturer and anticipates passing the vetting process from another manufacturer in the near future.  If that comes to fruition, John feels everything will get back to normal, or at least back to the place Magnum was in before September 2013.  He is back to  working with his southern counties and municipalities.  He closed by stating he appreciates those counties that have stood with Magnum through these trying times.  John feels a “Sustainable Contract” is what is needed to make the program sustainable.

John Tekin, Radiac Research, stated Radiac has executed several contract renewals with counties in NJ as well as performing a lot of work in Long Island.  He mentioned Radiac recently began a contract to operate the permanent facility at Monmouth County.  He stated challenging waste streams like the one brought up by Reenee keep popping up and make the work interesting.

Discussion began regarding the proposed PaintCare legislation.  People discussed how a new law may impact contracting and bidding by counties as they solicit HHW work that may or may not include a variety of services regarding paint management as part of their HHW contracts.

Greg Wade of Wade Disposal stated his company been focusing primarily on universal waste stream recycling based out of their Pennsylvania facility.  They are looking to develop a permanent site in Pennsylvania to also handle E-waste.  In New Jersey, Wade continues to manage large quantities of scrap metal.

County Updates:

There were no county updates.

Medicine Management 

To close the meeting, there was mention of the April 26, 2014 National Take Back Prescription Drug Day.  In addition, it was mentioned how there are now other options for full-time drop-off of prescription medicines available in all 21 counties.  It was also stated that we are surprised and yet glad we are that this expansion drop-off opportunities for medicines occurred.

Nomination Committee of ANJHHWC for Officers

Fred Stanger presented the ANJHHWC’s Nomination Committee’s recommendation regarding the slate of officers it is recommending for election.  Fred mentioned that the bylaws only allow board members to serve in their current capacity for 3 concurrent years.  Since JoAnn, Diana and Larry have served in their position as President, Vice President and Secretary respectively for the past three years, a change is required.  Fred also mentioned the bylaws allow for Treasurer to remain longer than three years so changing of address forwarding information doesn’t have to happen as often as the board members change.

The nominating committee nominated the following slate of officers for 2014: Daniel Napoleon for President, JoAnn Gemenden for Vice President, Diana Vigilante for Secretary and Chris Sikorski to remain as Treasurer.  Fred thanked the previous board for serving and expressed his appreciation on behalf of all members.  Fred next asked if there were any other nominations from the floor for consideration and there were none.  A motion was made to consider the election of the slate of officers as proposed by the nominating committee.  This motion was seconded and approved by all without objections. Daniel thanked everyone for their support and in his first official action, he asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was made and seconded and approved by all without objection.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:45.

Save the Date for the March 19, 2014 Spring ANJHHWC Meeting at the Eco Complex, Bordentown, NJ

Please Mark Your Calendars
It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner.  The ANJHHWC will be holding its 2014 spring meeting on: Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

It will take place at:
Rutgers Eco Complex, Environmental Research and Extension Center
120 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200

AGENDA – Items for discussion during the meeting are still being considered.  Please forward any items you would like to see on the agenda to ANJHHWC President Joann Gemenden at jgemenden@ucnj.org.

anjhhwc_2013appicationIf you haven’t sent in your 2014 membership renewal, we ask that you please consider doing so.  Click here  for a copy of the the membership form.  Feel free to use the 2013 membership form until the 2014 version is provided.

2013-11-06 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Date and Location:

  • November 6, 2013
  • Lunchetos, Millstone, NJ

Call To Order:

Joann Gemenden called the meeting to order at 10:43.  Joann said the topic must be important since this is the largest meeting in a very long time.  All participants at the meeting introduced themselves.

Approval of Minutes:

Minutes will be put on the web from the July 24, 2013 meeting held in Trenton.  The approval of such minutes will need to attended to at the next meeting

Treasure’s Report:

Chris Sikorski provided a Treasurer’s Report.  He stated $18,051.70 is the current balance as of the date of the meeting.  Chris mentioned that National Bulb became our newest member and the current balance reflects their membership dues being deposited into the account..  Chris finally stated that the association will be providing one free lunch for each member at this meeting.

Paintcare Paint Recycling Legislation :

Alison Keane, Vice President of American Coating Association (ACA), which was entity that created Paintcare, provided an overview of the proposed paint recycling program.  She explained ACA is an advocacy associations for the paint vendors/industries in the U.S.  The ACA represent about 95% of paint manufacturers in the U.S and there is no other group like them in the U.S.

Today’s discussion is about architectural paint, the type of paint likely to be covered by the proposed paint recycling legislation.  Paintcare gets involved in the recycling of the paint.  Alison stated NJ’s traditionof latex paint drying is not practical and a pain in the butt and doesn’t lead to the recycling of paint.

In 2003, the ACA started to address the issue of paint recycling.  This type of product stewardship program was running in Canada and helped provide the template for the legislation being adopted at the state level all around the U.S.  The paint industry saw the writing on the wall that stewardship programs would be established and unless Paintcare designed and implemented the programs themselves, they may be forced to participate in and pay for programs they don’t believe in.  In 2009, Paintcare formed as a nonprofit organization.  Paintcare personnel operate the programs and implement them whereas ACA is still only an advocacy group, separate from Paintcare.

Alison opines that legislation is needed because voluntary participation isn’t a model that works.  The mandate and regulation is needed in that they  also provide a sustainable financing system to keep the program going.  There is also an anti-trust element to the legislation, allowing for one company (Paintcare) to do this work on behalf of the consumers.  Therefore the state agencies must enforce the program and the program must be approved by NJDEP, as part of the anti-trust exemptions elements of the legislation.  Additionally, there is a annual reporting and audit requirement to make everything transparent.  In the rest of the country, programs are scheduled to come online in 2014 in Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Vermont. They hope 2015 for NJ if the legislation gets passed.

During implementation, Paintcare will reach out to the entities that currently do the work and Paintcare’s program will try to fit in to whatever the current situation is locally with providing funding for the handling of the covered paints.  They will start with a “do no disturb” motto to try to make it work best as the program establishes itself.  They will also begin working with retailers.  They will fill in the gaps with retail drop-off locations.  Paintcare programs have traditionally accepted latex from businesses while NJ programs have not.  This is an issue we will have to work out with the counties that preclude businesses.  Paintcare will even potentially pickup directly from businesses with large quantities.  They anticipate working with the HHW vendors we work with in NJ, that is who they anticipate contracting with in NJ.

With respect to education, they will either do a soft or a full blown launch of the program, it is up to us.  If there is a lot of pent up demand, they will do paint only events before barraging municipal programs with all the pent up paint programs.

The status of paint legislation was asked.  Alison replied that there are two bills introduced, one in the Senate (Beach) S.2958 and Spencer in Assembly (A-4470). She noted that after the election, we sill have these sponsors, so we are happy about this.   Senator Beach has been waiting to do this quickly.  These bills will probably be heard during beginning of 2014, as opposed to during 2013 lame duck session.

Of note, in Oregon latex paint gets recycled, but we are not sure it will happen in NJ.  There is some hope this program will invigorate the recycled paint market locally once established.  Oil-based is always recycled and used for fuel blending.  Paintcare will be looking to recycle the latex paint and would not want to incinerate it as it will seek the highest use for recycling the materials.

With respect to retailer participation, Lowes does not currently collect anything and they have a problem with the program in that they do not want to become a recycling facility.  They are forced to do so in Canada but don’t participate in these programs in the U.S.  Alison prefers pushing people to small paint retailers like Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Ace, etc. as opposed to the big box stores just to give them the foot traffic.  Joann mentioned that outdoor storage is sometimes difficult for small stores like this. Alison says they do frequent pickups to handle these situations. Many of the ANJHHWC member’s concerns regarding the pending legislation are in response to the problems currently going on the NJ’s E-waste programs.  Members asked for ACA to consider also including aerosols and marine paints in the list of covered paints, since these are generated residentially, especially down the shore.  She said aerosols are likely to be added in the future and they will look into marine coatings as more east cost states come on board.

Joann thanks Alison fortraveling to our meeting and providing us with such a comprehensive update.  Joann thinks our next step is to propose some modifications so we can have a unified support of a bill.

Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30pm

2013-07-24 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Location:

  • Trenton Thunder Staium, Trenton, NJ

Call To Order:

The meeting was called to order at 10:00am by Joann Gemenden.

Approval of Minutes:

A motion was made to approve minutes from March 27, 2013 meeting held at the Burlington County Eco-Complex, this motions was seconded and unanimously approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Chris Sikorski provided a Treasurer’s report.  I reported that the ANJHHWC has a balance of just over $17,000 and he provided a report on the audit of the books to the group that was done by the Tom Burbridge and Melissa Harvey.  He reported on membership by the various counties.

Dry-Cell Battery Recycling Report:

Todd Ellis of Call2Recycle provided a report on rechargeable battery recycling program that Call2Recycle operates.  He reported that collections in NJ are increasing continually which is great and we have big increases in the tonnages being recycled.  The retail sector experienced the biggest increase and the biggest decrease was in the public sector.  This is good as all the publicity has help to sustain this program and to move the management of these batteries from the government sector to private sector retail outlets.  Joann thanks Call2Recycle for implementing such a comprehensive and convenient system for the collection and recycling of these batteries.  Reenee Casapulla stated she has had problems getting reporting on batteries and E-waste from Staples even though they do accept and recycle these materials.  Todd mentioned that he could provide battery recycling numbers from Staples themselves to us and he could reach out to get Staples to report better on all their recycling.  As far as chemistry, small seal- lead acid batteries have had the biggest increase and Lithium showed the biggest drop-off.  A lot of this switch is due to the fact that the lithiums are often sealed within devices.  Joann reported that Verizon’s FIOS service is changing out all their UPS batteries and leaving the discarded batteries with residents to recycle and we need to get Verizon to recycle them directly as opposed to leaving them for residents to bring to their respective HHW programs.

E-Waste Recycling:

Guy Watson reported on E-Waste in NJ.  He stated there are some issues with E-waste these days so Guy is going to report on it as his office recently surveyed everyone on their programs.  Guy stated that things changed dramatically in some areas of the state in that residents are calling NJDEP and complaining that firms aren’t recycling E-waste for free anymore and recyclers are now charging since they are being charged for CRTs without being reimbursed for accepting material from manufacturers.  Companies reaching obligations started not accepting materials anymore by May of the year.  Guy is concerned about reaching obligations by May when NJ has established very high obligation levels.  Joann suggested a statewide stakeholders meeting on this matter because public sector bailed out manufactures and their obligations to manage these materials on their own.  We need manufactures to appreciate the fact that the public sector helped them out establishing e-waste programs in NJ in accordance with the E-waste recycling law.  Larry Gindoff reported on MorrisCounty’s situation where a local scrap yard, Don-Jon, that handled many municipal-waste recycling programs withdrew from providing service without much warning.  Guy stated he thinks and audit of facilities and programs is in order.  In Camden, the fact that they are inundated with scraps yards leads it to being the wild west of E-waste.  People are recommending Camden stop all curbside collection to help the scavenging problem.

Paint Program Update from Ed Waters:

Joann welcomed Ed Waters to the 3rd straight meeting.  Ed reported that NJ SenatorBeach is their sponsor of the legislation.  They had work through concerns with the model legislation with respect to the need to attach fining mechanism in the bid.  With Paint Care being a private entity and prices being set by private business, the legislation had to make sure there were no anti-trust issues which would need to get resolved.

Universal Waste Recycling:

Emilia Puro from National Bulb described their bulb pickup service which they do on demand from municipalities.  Their office is in South Jersey but their recycling facility is in Elizabeth.  They provide boxes and transport included in the price of recycling bulbs.

Joann discussed thermostat recycling programs and her conversation with Scott Cassell of Product Stewardship Council.  The Thermostat Recycling Corp. runs a manufactures program in several states.  It is available to all HHW programs for a small fee.  They send is a green bin with a liner in it they can mail it back to manufacturers, there is a one-time fee of $25 for the box, but that is to cover the box.  The program is old and a bit stagnant but it may make sense for us.  Joann will reach out to them if this makes sense.Joann suggested we all go to TRC website and survey the facilities that accept thermostats in each county.

Medicine Disposal:

It was reported that medication disposal is expanding into each county with part of Operation Take Back.

Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon.

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2013-03-27 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Location:

  • Burlington County EcoComplex

Call To Order 

The meeting was called to order at 10:15am by JoAnn Gemenden.  Introductions of all the persons attending followed.

Attendance:

  • A copy of the sign-in sheet from the meeting is provided below:

SKMBT_C28014011509360Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made to approve minutes from December 5, 2012 meeting held in Long Branch, this motions was seconded and unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the treasurer report and a summary is provided.  Chris gave summary of the expenses related to the training from the previous month.  JoAnn commented that she thought the training class was really well received and the trainer was very competent.  JoAnn gave kudos to Diana Vigilante for organizing the class.   JoAnn suggested that for the future we should focus on the more difficult material in the morning so we are ready for it when we have all our energy.

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Electronics Subcommittee Report:

JoAnn reported on the activities of the electronics subcommittee and she is thinking its work is almost over.  The subcommittee developed a promotional campaign and we just never got the money to implement the advertisement element of the campaign. JoAnn was seeking advice to see if people want to spend some of the ANJHWWC’s own money itself on the ads.  Guy Watson suggested not to give up on NJDEP yet and that JoAnn should try to break this log jam to get this done.  Guy provided a brief description of the issues that were preventing the matter from coming to fruition.  Reenee Casapulla reported that Samsung and LG are both seeking to provide funding for their promotional programs.  JoAnn mentioned that Diana was working on an OEM donation letter that may make sense with respect to the Samsung and LG program.  The listing of OEMS is available to on the DEPs website. Guy suggested reading the Transparent Planet report by Lauren Roman on the issue of problems associated with recycling e-waste.  Guy stated based on this report, we need to use caution when selecting firms that offer money for CRT recycling since they will have to cost money to recycle properly.  If someone is offering money for E-waste then there is a chance they are just stockpiling and not processing and recycling it.

Reenee mentioned her new vendor is looking into a new technology for handling CRTs but it isn’t up and running yet. Guy mentioned that a recent GAO report states that exports of E-waste and CRTs is way down, but finding markets remains problematic. 

Guy gave an update on the REA grant situation that he provided at the recent ANJR meeting.  He assured us that the money being taken from the REA for general fund will be reimbursed by July 2013 and we should know what we will get in July 2013.

Paintcare Program with Ed Waters

Ed Waters of the New Jersey Paint Council/Chemistry Council provided some good news with respect to the proposed Paintcare paint recycling program.  StateSenatorBeach will be introducing Paintcare bill in May.  They will be working with Assemblywoman Grace Spencer to work on the Assembly version of the bill.    They have been working with NJDEP and the administration on this legislation and to date, they haven’t gotten support or denial.  They see the retailers being a potential obstacle for them. While Home Depot and Walmart have been neutral on supporting the program, Lowes is getting a little more supportive. 

Ed has hope to get legislation adopted by the end of the year.  They are working on drafting legislation using the models of CT, OR and other states.  He is hoping there may be a regional approach to paint recycling between NY, NJ and CT.

2013 Programs and General Issues:

JoAnn is trying to compile a listing of HHW dates for 2013, so JoAnn asked for them so the website with 2013 HHW can be updated. 

JoAnn went into smoke detectors. what is the current issue with them.  Fred Stanger went over the issue and found Curie Environmental Service from New Mexico takes smoke detectors back for a fee.  For everyone’s edification, they are called smoke alarms and not detectors. They will accept smoke alarms via UPS ground up to certain levels with restrictions.  Home owner cost to mail to Curie is $8/ alarm.  They sell a Curie Pack which holds 25 alarms cost $219 for disposal.

Only ionization types of alarms, approximately 80% of those used, contain radioactive elements, the other types aren’t radioactive. For everyone’s edification, do not eat smoke alarms because that is when the radioactive element is most dangerous. 

Medication Disposal: There are now full time drop-off programs in each county.  Alain warned that the web site http://disposeofmymeds.org is hit or miss with respect to the participating agencies. Rich Baroch stated CVSs are beginning to take back non-narcotic medicines.

Nominating Committee: Dan went over nominating committee that was made up of he and Fred.  The committee received nomination for current slate of officers consisting of Larry Gindoff (Secretary), Diane Vigilante (VP), Chris Sikorski (Treasurer) and JoAnn Gemenden (President).  Daniel opened up nominations to anyone else for consideration.  He stated that if we take the re-elect the current slate this is the final year since there is a three year limit on the position except for Treasurer.  With no additional nomination being presented, a motion was made by Melinda Williams for appointment of the current slate and seconded by Reenee Casapulla, this motional was unanimously approved.

Reenee brought up the matter of getting wind breakers for ANJHHWC for members with our logo on it with potentially with sponsors logo on the jackets.  She mentioned this is done in NY.  Alain stated there maybe 501(c) issues with it, so this needs to be tabled and this point and researched before we act on it.

Adjournment – The meeting was adjourned at 11:55am.

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Executive meeting:  The executive board conducted a meeting prior to the meeting of the entire membership to discuss county membership and whether to ask the full membership if they want to consider using ANJHHWC money to fund advetsements related to the E-waste promotional campaign.   The executive meeting was adjourned at 9:30am.