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2015-03-31 Meeting Minutes

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting
March 31, 2015
Mountain View Golf Course – 11:00am

Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.  Meeting began with self-introductions.

President Napoleon stated that the By –Law Amendment had been sent to the membership and voted on electronically. All members approved the amendment.  A motion was moved by Larry Gindoff and seconded by Chuck Giacobbe to approve the electronic vote and accept the amendment. Motion was approved by all without objection.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the December 9, 2014 meeting.  Minutes were approved by Ernie Kuhlwein and seconded by Wayne DeFeo. There were no comments on the minutes.  Motion was approved by all without objection.

Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $22,821.49… the report was accepted by the membership.  Chris stated that membership dues constituted the majority of the Association’s revenue.  Ron Berenato moved to accept the report and Fred Stanger seconded the motion.  Motion was approved by all in attendance.

E-Waste Update

Jim Entwistle reviewed Assemblyman Burzichellis’ Bill A4235.  He provided a handout which summarized the bill and compared it to the draft amendments that were previously submitted.

NJDEP Update

Guy Watson reminded everyone that manufacturers are in charge of the electronics recycling program in NJ – they have no obligation to work with each County – only to establish a free and convenient program.  He also stated that leveling the playing field between in state and out of state recyclers would be difficult as NJDEP has no enforcement powers outside of NJ.  Guy also said DEP might consider the elimination of the return share formula in favor of market share which would eliminate target weights.  Lastly, upon discussion that the numbers reported by manufacturers may not be true, Guy informed us that one Pennsylvania company has commitments for 45% of the total 2015 targets.

Paint Care Update

Ed Waters stated the bill has had its second reading in both Senate Committees.  The large box stores are still opposing the legislation for two reasons. They are generally fearful of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) laws and that they will “spread” to other items.   They also want the paint tax to be instituted at point of sale and for the retail store to print an explanation of the tax on the receipt.  Ed Waters is working with Senator Beech’ office to allay these concerns and are hoping the full Senate will pass it by June.

Paint Care, A Year in Review

Laura Honis, Connecticut Paint Care Representative, provided an overview of Connecticut and Rhode Island Paint Care program which has been operational for almost 18 months.  She stated that after the law was passed she was responsible for outreach to the stores to find collection sites. Paint care has partnered with 106 stores, numerous transfer stations and regional HHW programs.  Paints collected go to either Clean Harbors or MXI for disposal.  Last year 8 paint only collection events were hosted by Paint Care and several others are scheduled for 2015.

President Daniel Napoleon announced several upcoming events:

  • SWANA – April 13 & 14, 2015 in AC
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Feb/March 2016 will be scheduled over the next few months.

Report by Nominating Committee/Elections – Fred Stanger nominated the existing slate of officers:  President Daniel Napoleon, Vice President JoAnn Gemenden, Treasurer Chris Sikorski and Secretary Diana Vigilante.

Motion to accept the existing slate of officers was made by Larry Gindoff and seconded by Wayne DeFeo. Motion was approved by all without objection.

Debris Cleanup Chart

Vice President JoAnn Gememden circulated a chart received from Robin Heston pertaining to Debris Management Cleanup.  We will send members the chart electronically and solicit their input.  Vice President Gemenden stated that ANJHHWC may want to consider printing a tri-fold flyer with ANJHHWC information and county HHW info on the other side.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30pm on a  motion by Fred Stanger and second by Ron Berenato.

Save the Date for the March 31, 2015 Spring ANJHHWC Meeting in Ewing, NJ

Please Mark Your Calendars
It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner.  The ANJHHWC spring meeting (including lunch) will be held at 11am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at:

Mountain View Golf Course
850 Bear Tavern Road
Ewing Township, NJ 08628
http://www.golfmercercounty.com/contactus/

  • 2015_ANJHHWC-Membership-FormAgenda: Items for discussion during the meeting are still being considered.  Please forward any items you would like to see on the agenda to Diana Vigilante at vigilant@co.somerset.nj.us.
  • By-Laws Amendment:  Please E-mail Diana Vigilante your vote of approval or rejection on the by-laws amendment before Feb. 23. Click here to read the proposed by-laws amendment which was first read on December 9, 2014 when all members approved the amendment.
  • Membership: If you haven’t sent in your 2015 membership renewal, we ask that you please consider doing so.   Click here for a copy of the the 2015 membership form. Please complete & submit the membership form before the spring meeting or you will pay a non-membership meeting fee of $30.00.

2014-12-09 Meeting Minutes

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting
December 9, 2014
Revere Ristorante Italiano – 10:30am

Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Meeting began with self-introductions.
A motion was made to approve the minutes from the September 24, 2014 meeting. Minutes were approved by Ron Berenato and second by Larry Gindoff. There were no comments on the minutes. Motion was approved by all without objection.

Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report. He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $20,158.13… the report was accepted by the membership. Chris stated dues are coming in for next year.

By Law Changes

JoAnn Gemenden presented the proposal to amend the by-laws. Non-members were getting the same benefits as members… thus the proposal is to charge a non-member meeting fee. A motion was made by Larry Gindoff and second by Monica Gismondi to move forward with the by-law modification. Motion was approved by all without objection.

Waste in Crisis

  • Paint Care – Ed Waters and Marie Clarke spoke on the current issues with Paint Care. Ed stated there was a successful meeting with the Assembly sponsor. They are waiting on the Senate to take action. The Senate President is willing to take action and is in full support. They hope to move bill in the Senate within the next couple of months. The next step is to amend and send to the Governor’s desk. A suggestion was made to re-send another letter to Senator Smith and Assemblywoman Spencer.
  • Food Waste – Wayne DeFeo stated the bill is in limbo. The hearing did not go well and there was a lot of opposition. He stated Lesniak has proposed another bill. Wayne mentioned the internal debate is “Are there markets?”
  • E-Waste – Fred Stanger, Ron Berenato and Brian Costantino attended the e-waste meeting with Senator Smith. Fred stated the Senator is in favor of modifying the current law to mirror the Connecticut model. They need to reach out to three other legislators and meet with them individually. They are McKeon, Spencer and Gusciora. There is a 50/50 chance of this law being signed by the Governor. Class D recyclers like the Connecticut law….as Connecticut requires all (no quotas) covered electronics collected for recycling, along with the full and true cost of recycling, being covered by the manufacturers.

    Guy Watson stated there were several meetings with the Attorney General office and an e-mail blast would be going out to all towns/counties. All contracts would include certification with their plan for no charge on any covered electronic devices. He also mentioned they were upping the per capita goal for 2015 shifting more of the burden to the manufacturers (57 million pounds for 2015 compared to 55 million pounds in 2014). The return share sampling has not worked. They will work out the Scope of Work. Jeff Friedman is putting together a data base to track information on a quarterly basis.

Things for 2015

Dan Napoleon stated for the good of the organization, ANJHHWC would like to work more with other boards (SWANA, ANJR, etc.). We need to have a more active role in regards to relationships with our business partners. ANJHHWC will also explore website enhancement to be more user friendly.

Vendor Appreciation

JoAnn Gemenden and Dan Napoleon gave out certificates of appreciation to all businesses that support ANJHHWC. A group picture was taken and will be posted on the ANJHHWC website.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40pm. It was motioned by Fred Stanger and second by Ron Berenato.

2014-09-24 Meeting Minutes

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting
September 24, 2014
Duke Farms – 10:00am

Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Meeting began with self-introductions.

Welcome & Duke Farms History and Emerging Priorities

Nora Wagner, Director of Programs at Duke Farms and Kathleen Kincaid, Operations Coordinator gave an overview on the environmental stewardship and history of Duke Farms.  The property covers 2,700 acres as well as 18 miles of trails and 27 endangered species.

Paint Care Update & New Legislation – Ed Waters

Ed Waters, Director of Governmental Affairs for the NJ Chemistry Council provided an update on the Paint Care legislation.  He reported the bill has been released with five yes votes and no votes against it.  There will be a meeting on September 29 to review what retailers have come up with regarding the bill.  Small retailers have given a very positive support of the bill.  Ed is working with Senator Beach to get the bill through the Senate. Somerset County’s Senator Kip Bateman has signed on to the bill.  Ed also noted Lowe’s and Home Depot are not on board with this bill.

NJDEP / Electronics Update – John Purves / Dana Lawson

Dana Lawson

Dana Lawson reported NJDEP met with electronic manufacturers on August 6th.  She said manufacturers maintain that municipalities are hiring the wrong recyclers.  NJDEP met with enforcement on September 12th to discuss developing a fee structure.  There was a meeting with the Assistant Commissioner regarding municipalities that are about to pay for 2015 collections.  Dana said to let Guy Watson know if we are paying for collections.  An updated collection list for edits was sent to ANJR and Dana asked County’s to update their section.  Dana reported each manufacturer was asked to give a collection total for their site and enforcement will be contacting the manufacturers. 

John Purves, Attorney

John Purves reported that he met with DEP reps and stated a change is needed and manufacturers need to be more responsible for NJ’s electronics program.  He met with Commissioner Martin on September 23rd and noted once again that legislative changes are needed.  He is pushing for a change in law and different costs in 2015.  There were no commitments for costs or weights from the manufacturers.  John suggested ANJHHWC write a letter to the Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner stating that the e-waste program is in trouble and a legislative change is warranted. 

Working Lunch

A motion was made by Ron Berenado and seconded by Monica Gismondi to approve the minutes of the March 19, 2014 meeting. There were no comments on the minutes.  Motion was approved by all without objection.  

Treasure’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasures Report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $20,226.83.  There have been minimal expenses…the report was accepted by the membership.

County drop-off location updates

Counties in attendance each gave brief updates on events pertaining to HHW, tires, paint, e-waste, etc.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30pm.  For those interested, there was a brief walking tour on the site until 2:00pm.

Save the Date – September 24, 2014 for the Fall ANJHHWC Meeting at the Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Please Mark Your Calendars
It may not feel like it, but summer is winding down.  The ANJHHWC will be holding its 2014 fall meeting on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10am.

It will take place at:
Duke Farms, Orientation Center
112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillborough, NJ  08844
www.DukeFarms.org

Directions? – Click here for Google Map

AGENDA – Items for discussion during the meeting are still being considered.  Please forward any items you would like to see on the agenda to Diana Vigilante at  vigilant@co.somerset.nj.us