Save the Date – March 28, 2018 Spring ANJHHWC Meeting – Ocean County Recycling Education Center, Lakewood, NJ

Please Mark Your Calendars

The ANJHHWC will be holding its 2018 spring meeting on: Wednesday, March 28, 2018. More details coming soon!






Minutes – September 27, 2017 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

Jenkinson’s Inlet, Point Pleasant, NJ


ANJHHWC President JoAnn Gemenden called the meeting to order at 11:30 AM. Self-introductions followed.

2017 NAHMMA conference

JoAnn Gemenden reported attending the national NAHMMA (North American Hazardous Materials Management Association) conference in Clearwater, FL in August. She heard topics on e-cigarettes, medicine/sharps disposal, and smoke detector disposal services to name a few. The 2018 NAHMMA conference will be in Portland, Maine. JoAnn Gemenden and Fred Stanger are both on planning committees for the 2018 conference. JoAnn suggested that ANJHHWC join NAHMMA as a non-profit member in order for ANJHHWC members to receive discount benefits to attend the national NAHMMA next year. Diana Vigilante made a motion to join NAHMMA, Monica Gismondi seconded the motion, and the motion passed without opposition.

By-Laws Update

Various changes over the years were not incorporated into the by-laws as posted on the website. President Gemenden and Secretary Stanger met to review the current version and proposed changes and amendments as necessary. Amendments included adding page numbers, deleting the State membership category, adding Municipal to the County Associate category, and addressing meeting fees, to name a few. A motion was made by Ernie Kuhlwein, seconded by Wayne DeFeo, and the motion passed.

Paint Care Update

Ed Waters reported that the current legislature will not be meeting until after the election in November. He’s hoping to rejuvenate efforts to re-introduce Paint Care legislation after the election. Big box stores continue to be opposed to such legislation, but there are two new supporters, the Painters Union and the NJ Main Street Alliance, a business group that is conscious of sustainability issues. Sponsors for the bill include Senator James Beach and Assemblyman Tim Eustice. ANJHHWC will be updating the paint survey to report total amounts of paint collected in 2015 and 2016 to provide supporting evidence of the need for the legislation.

Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report. Chris reported a recent expense of $184.95 to pay for website hosting fees / domain name renewal for the next 5 years and the registration and hotel fees for the NAHMMA conference. The current balance is $22,510.67. Membership renewals will be arriving next year for 2018.

Up Coming Events

ANJHHWC – An informal gathering around the winter holidays was suggested, waiting until early 2018 for the Holiday Business Meeting.

ANJR – Oct. 18, Annual Symposium at Jumping Brook in Neptune and Nov. 4 is the 5-K race at Dukes Island Park in Somerset County.

Final Notes

A congratulatory acknowledgement was made of Chuck Giacobbe’s pending retirement at the end of 2017, with an open invitation to attend any and all future ANJHHWC meetings.

An assortment of recycling promotional items from various Counties were made available to take home.


The meeting was adjourned.

Jan. 19 2018 Meeting Postponed Due to Snow

To our ANJHHWC Members and those who RSVP’d for January 19, 2018 meeting ,

Due to the pending inclement weather for January 9, 2018, the ANJHHWC Meeting/Luncheon will be cancelled.  We are hoping to postpone until next week but cannot finalize dates until we can speak to our contact at the meeting site.  Please keep an eye on your inbox for updates and further details.

Don’t hesitate to contact any of the ANJHHWC officers with any questions or concerns.

Save the Date – August 27-31, 2018 North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) 2018 Annual Conference Portland, Maine

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NAHMMA is an established group of hazardous materials management professionals whose purpose is to advance education, foster communication, encourage policy development, recognize exemplary programs and provide professional development opportunities. NAHMMA is  dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the toxicity of municipal waste streams. This August 27-31, 2018 National Conference is hosted by the Northeast NAHMMA Chapter in Portland, Maine.  ANJHHWC members will be serving on several subcommittee during the conference.

Save the Date – September 27, 2017 End of Summer ANJHHWC Meeting – Point Pleasant, NJ

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Fall is just around the corner and it’s time to wave summer a fond farewell.   The ANJHHWC will be holding its 2017 end of summer meeting on: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 11am – 3:00pm.  The cost is $40 to attend, member or not.


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Please note a change from the originally scheduled meeting date.  Due to a conflict with the Jewish holiday (second day of Rosh Hashanah) the meeting was moved up one week out of respect for our members.

The Sept. 27 meeting will take place at:


Jenkinson’s Inlet
3 Broadway
Point Pleasant, NJ  08742


  • President’s Update
  • Treasure’s Report
  • E-Waste Update
  • County Updates
  • Paint Legislation Update
  • NJDEP Update
  • Open Discussions
  • Lunch

Click here to download the ANJHHWC end of summer 2017 meeting invitation