2001-06-27 and 28 – ANJHHWC Meeting and Conference Minutes

Location: Morris County Muncipal Utilities Authority Offices
Morris Township, NJ
Prepared by Fred Stanger (Hip-Hip double Horay for Fred!!!)

DAY ONE – June 27, 2000

Attendees:

County

  • Rich Baroch, Bergen County
  • Fred Stanger*, Middlesex County
  • Carole Tolmachewich*, Middlesex County
  • Joel Grimm, Monmouth County
  • Laura Macpherson*, Morris County
  • Diana Vigilante, Somerset County
  • John Cannata, Sussex County
  • JoAnn Gemenden, Union County
  • William Carner, Warren County

* indicates ANJHHWC officer

State – NJDEP

  • Robin Heston

Vendor

  • Don Bowman, PSE&G
  • Mike Adelsberger, Safety Kleen/Curbside, Inc.
  • Nina Kaplan, Summit Metals Recovery Corp.
  • Jim Entwistle, Newtech Recycling
  • Kara Kwiatkowski, Newtech Recycling

Laura Macpherson began the meeting at approximately 9:50 a.m. with introductions.

Nina Kaplan – Summit Metals Recovery, Corp.

Summit Metals is based in Jersey City and has been in business for eight years. They recycle approximately 40,000 pounds of circuit board scrap a month. For the past year, they have expanded into the realm of computers and currently have contracts with five NJ counties.

The main goal of Summit Metals is to keep the cost down. They accomplish this mainly by finding markets for re-use of computers, even 286’s.

They use 20 or 40 foot enclosed containers at drop off locations. They can also do one day events. They recently opened a facility (recycling depot) in Kearney, for computer repair and refurbish. In the past they concentrated on partnerships with demanufacturing facilities in California, the Far East and South America, but now concentrate on repairing and refurbishing.

Summit Metals can accept TV’s (negotiable) but does not take refrigerators, microwaves or air conditioners.

You can reach Nina Kaplan at (201) 395-9242 or nkaplan@metalsrecovery.com

Bergen County conducted a one day electronics recovery event during a Paint Only day. Summit Metals recovered three trucks, (24 foot), which equated to 18 tons of material from approximately 1,000 people and between 4 and 5 schools.

ANJHHWC Video Update

WJMK, Inc. who produces the series called American Environmental Review (AER) has indicated a draft will be ready to review for technical accuracy by the end of June. Once received, a date will be scheduled and a notice sent to those that have expressed interest in reviewing the draft.

Media Outreach

Ellie Arnould-Tomb who has spearheaded the media outreach campaign was unable to attend the meeting. It appears that a significant portion of the outreach campaign will happen in 2001 including HHW awareness month. Anyone with ideas and/or interest are encouraged to get involved. Please contact Ellie at (973) 305-5738 or e-mail arnould@idt.net

Along similar lines, Lorraine Graves of the US EPA Region II is interested in developing outreach techniques at multiple levels of govt. and is interested in working with several NJ counties to act as models. If interested, please contact Lorraine at (212) 637-4099 or graves.lorraine@epamail.epa.gov

Newsletter

Yes it’s that time again. The newsletter subcommittee has selected article ideas including County Summary, demanufacturing and County Spotlight, with Somerset or Sussex as the highlighted county. Those interested in writing articles or those with ideas, please contact Carole Tolmachewich at(732) 745-4170 or mcdswm@superlink.net

National Conference

Since this year the “Hazardous Materials Management Conference on Household, Small Business and Universal Wastes”, is scheduled for November 12-16, 2000 to take place at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA., ANJHHWC is interested in looking into a van pool and perhaps having a booth during the conference. A booth would cost $450. For more details visit www.swana.org or contact Deanna Seaman of NAHMMA at (302) 369-5912 or nahmma1@aol.com

Vendor Chat

  • Mike Adelsberger reported that Safety Kleen/Curbside Inc. has new contracts in Dallas TX , Pennsylvania and in Louisiana beginning in Sept. For more info. please contact Mike at (757) 824-0744 or madelsberger@safety-kleen.com
  • Kara Kwiatkowski reported that Newtech Recycling Inc. was visited by NJ TV12. Their facility was filmed and interviews were conducted including Robin Heston of the DEP. The piece aired on June 30th at 6 p.m. For more information or copies of the video please contact Kara at (732) 469-9774 or kara@newtechrecycling.com

NJDEP Update

Robin Heston handed out updated lists on DEP letterhead of companies that are involved with: Management of Spent Computers and CRT’s (Computer Monitors) in New Jersey and Management of Spent Mercury-Containing Lamps & Other Hazardous Waste Lamps in New Jersey. The proposed rules to modify NJ’s universal waste rule are anticipated before the end of the year. The current Solid and Hazardous Waste regulations which expire in May of 2001 are being re-adopted. The opportunities for comments have been on going. Robin also suggested holding a seminar on computers after the rules have been adopted (in regards to Class D facilities). Everyone thought this would be beneficial. You can reach Robin at (609) 292-8341 or rheston@dep.state.nj.us

County Update

  • Morris: Had to cancel their first scheduled HHW event (due to re-bidding). Had a one day event on May 13 and had 280 people. Clean Venture/Cycle Chem was the vendor at $43,000. (extra cost for PCB’s). Permanent facility – Onyx is the contractor at 58 cents / pound for all materials (minus recyclables like used motor oil, car batteries, etc.) and set up fees of $458.57 for Friday and $558.47 on Saturdays. Now accepting computers and computer monitors at the site – Newtech Recycling Inc.is the vendor. For more details contact Laura Macpherson at (973) 631-5109 or vicepresident@njhazwaste.com
  • Monmouth: Still short 2 techs at the permanent facility. They have appointments booked 2 weeks in advanced. They take about 22 appointments per day. Freehold Cartage is the vendor for latex paint, All State Power Vac is the vendor for lab packs and Clean Harbors is the vendor for bulk. Latex paint must be incinerated, and American Refuel stopped taking it. Still hold two one-day events, one in the Spring, one in the Fall.  For more details contact Joel Grimm or Alain Fortier at (732) 922-2234 or e-mail Alain at afortier@shore.co.monmouth.nj.us
  • Union: Hold three events in the Spring, and three in the fall with average participation rates of 500 – 600 cars per event. Current contractor is Clean Venture/Cycle Chem at $35/car. School waste is accepted but they charge on a pre pound basis. They bid the batteries, used motor oil and oil filters separately. Grant money ran out, so they re-worked the contract and reduced the used motor oil price from $1.25 / gallon to 30 cents / gallon. Mixed dry cell batteries is somewhere around 72 cents / pound. For more details contact JoAnn Gemenden at (908) 654-9890 or jgemenden@unioncountynj.org
  • Bergen: Currently hold three paint and paint related products only, and two HHW events per year. Had 2 paint only days with approx. 1400 cars combined, at $23,885 per event. Radiac Environmental Services is the contractor. Clean Venture/Cycle Chem is the current contractor for the HHW events at approx. $27 / car with no set up fee. They are looking at the possibility of a permanent facility. For more details contact Rich Baroch at (201) 807-8696
  • Warren: Two HHW events a year yield around 300 cars per event. Radiac Environmental Services is the current contractor at $12,450 / event. Warren built into the contract four renewable options, meaning they can renew the contract at the end of each year for four years without having to re-bid. Doing away with pre registration has yielded new participants (confidentiality issues). Latex paint is collected at the County recycling center for re-blending. Used motor oil is separate from HHW also. No propane tanks accepted. They also sort all of the mixed dry cell batteries collected throughout the county once a week, and Radiac takes the sorted batteries at no charge. For more details contact Bill Carner at (908) 475-3601.
  • Middlesex: Sponsors seven one-day HHW events. Has held 3 so far with 1,815 participants at $25,880 per event (avg. $56.26 per car). Radiac Environmental Services is the contractor. Propane tanks and other compressed gas cylinders are accepted, as well as fluorescent lamps. A permanent paint/paint related materials management program continues to operate. A total of eight drop off sites are used, 2 being open each weekend, once per month on a rotating scheduled Saturday. The current contractor is Focus Recycling Systems. A total of 25,126 pounds of material has been collected between Jan – May, 2000. Approx. 25% of the latex portion of paint collected is recycled. The cost is .3699 cents / pound. Home Collection program (for HHW) geared toward seniors who are disabled continues to operate. A new contract with Curbside Inc. will be awarded in July, 2000. The County pays for the first 100 seniors/disabled pick ups. The County pays $50 toward the first 100 other user pick ups. For more details contact Fred Stanger at (732) 745-4170 or mcdswm@superlink.net
  • Somerset: Holds four one-day HHW events per year at four different locations. Has held two events so far with 1,300 participants. Radiac Environmental Services is the current contractor at $28.00 / car. May hold five events next year. Continue to collect dry cell batteries curbside, along with recyclables every other week for all 21 municipalities. In 1999 they collected 30,000 pounds of mixed dry cells. They also take used motor oil, antifreeze and tires at the County recycling center (in Bridgewater) once a month on each first Saturday. 
    They send residents with computers directly to Newtech. For more details contact Diana Vigilante at (908) 231-7681 or vigilant@co.somerset.nj.us
  • Gloucester: Holds eight one-day events per year, six at one location and two at another. Clean Venture/Cycle Chem is the vendor for this year, the first in a three year contract. Disposal prices per pound include:
    • Paint and paint related products: .30
    • Fluorescent Tubes: .22
    • Ballasts: .60
    • Lead Acid Batteries: No charge
    • All other Batteries: .40
    • Waste Oil: .02
    • Antifreeze: .11
    • Propane and other Gas Cyl.: .22
    • All Other HHW: .37
  • They require recycling and/or reuse of materials whenever possible. The first four events this year have resulted in 1,636 participants.

Next Meeting – The next (3rd Quarter) meeting is scheduled to take place in Somerset County on Wednesday September 20, 2000. Mark your calendars now.

After lunch Laura gave those interested a tour of the Morris County permanent HHW facility.

DAY TWO – June 28, 2000

Attendees

County

  • Rich Baroch, Bergen County
  • Ken Atkinson*, Gloucester County
  • Fred Stanger*, Middlesex County
  • Laura Macpherson*, Morris County
  • Diana Vigilante, Somerset County
  • John Cannata, Sussex County

Mary Jo Kennelly of Clean Venture/Cycle Chem provided a refresher training course regarding DOT regulations covering topics such as filling out manifest forms, labeling, placarding and emergency response. It was an excellent opportunity to brush up on the regulations and ask detailed questions.

Mary Jo can be reached at (856) 365-5544.

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