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

Please Mark Your Calendars

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
732-892-1904

AGENDA 

  • 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

 

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Minutes – April 6, 2017 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

Ocean County Recycling Education Center

Welcome

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order at 11:15am. Self-introductions followed.

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the January 12, 2017 meeting by Ron Berenato and seconded by Ernie Kuhlwein. There were no comments or changes to the minutes.  All in attendance approved the motion.

NJDEP

Representatives from NJDEP were invited to attend and provide an update – no one attended.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation

Danielle Myers and Ryan Kiscaden from TRC (Thermostat Recycling Corporation) provided an overview of their national collection program.  Despite ceasing the use of mercury in thermostats since 2007, there are still mercury thermostats out there.  The program is funded by thermostat manufacturers and the goal of the program is to keep mercury out of the waste stream by providing an outlet to collect and recycle all mercury containing thermostats that are replaced.  This is an industry funded non-profit program.

TRC currently works in conjunction with HVAC contractors and wholesalers to collect them nationally but are trying to expand collection via Household Hazardous Waste programs. TRC provides a collection bin and free shipment once its full.  Generally the initial fee/container is $25 but if signed up through ANJHHWC the collection bin is free.  Only thermostats are collected – no thermometers or bulk mercury.

Instead of storing old mercury thermostats or tossing them in the trash visit their website or call for participating collections sites: www.thermostat-recycle.org.  Anyone wishing to request a bin should call Danielle Myers directly at 267-513-1726.

Battery Recycling

Todd Ellis explained that customers are now able to recycle single-use batteries with Call2Recycle. Additionally, your rechargeable battery recycling service will transition to a fee-based service model, effective April 1, 2017.

The transition from our “no-cost” rechargeable battery recycling offering to a fee-based service is necessary in order to ensure the long-term viability of our voluntary battery stewardship program. Ultimately, this change will lessen the burden on you, while providing more viable, cost-effective options for both rechargeable and single-use batteries. All aspects of the battery recycling program will be competitively priced to ensure that battery recycling options remain feasible for all customers.

Any of the battery boxes that are in place now at Municipal / County locations will remain free, as long as there is no change (i.e., rechargeable batteries only) but if the site decides to start accepting Primary (single use) batteries, a fee will kick in.

Todd Ellis, Director- Stewardship Programs; tellis@call2recycle.org; Corporate headquarters: 1000 Parkwood Circle, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga.30339

 Paint Care Update

Ed Waters stated that the bill is in the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees awaiting action. It made be amended to include a reporting requirement.

 Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $25,054.62.  Chris Sikorski stated 2017 memberships are coming in.  Diana Vigilante moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Steve Adams seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

Up Coming Events:

SWANA Conference – President Napoleon stated that the annual conference will be held in Atlantic City on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 at the Tropicana Hotel.

Clean Communities Kids Day, Conference and Dinner – May24-26, 2017 at various locations in Essex County were addressed by JoAnn Gemenden.

Spring Conference – May 19 in Massachusetts, Northeast Chapter of NAHMMA at City Hall in Newburyport, MA. Fred Stanger stated he has requested approval from Middlesex County to attend.

ANJR – June 20 is the Golf Tournament in Mercer County and Nov. 4 is the 5-K race at Dukes Island Park in Somerset County.

It was suggested by President Napoleon that ANJHHWC support ANJR with the purchase of two (2) tee signs for the ANJR Golf Tournament as in previous years.  Ernie Kuhlwein made a motion to purchase  two (2) tee signs and Wayne DeFeo seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

Report by the Nominating Committee/Elections

Melissa Harvey read the proposed new slate of officers for 2017:

  • President – JoAnn Gemenden
  • Vice President – Steve Adams
  • Treasurer –Chris Sikorski
  • Secretary – Fred Stanger

A motion to approve the new slate of officers was moved by Wayne Defeo and seconded by Ron Berenato. All in attendance approved the motion.

By-Law Amendment

A proposal to amend the By-Laws to include the past President on the Executive Board for a one year period was discussed by JoAnn Gemenden. A motion to approve this amendment was made by Brian Costantino and seconded by Ernie Kulhwein. All in attendance approved the motion.

 Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.  Wayne DeFeo moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Steve Adams.

Save the Date – April 6, 2017 Spring ANJHHWC Meeting – Ocean Co. Recycling Education Center, Lakewood, NJ

Please Mark Your Calendars

Fortunately, the winter is flying by and spring is just around the corner.  The ANJHHWC will be holding its 2017 spring meeting on: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11am – 1:30pm.

It will take place at:

Ocean County Recycling Education Center
800 Towbin Avenue
Lakewood, NJ  08701
732-367-0802

AGENDA –

  • President’s Update
  • Treasure’s Report
  • E-Waste Update
  • NJDEP Update
  • Paint Care Update
  • Battery Recycling
  • Elections
  • Lunch

Click here to download the ANJHHWC spring 2017 meeting invitation.

 

SWANA NJ Chapter Annual Conference

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Click here to view this information about the New Jersey chapter of SWANA’s annual conference scheduled for April 20 and 21, 2017 in Atlantic City, NJ

 

Minutes – September 14, 2016 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

Jenkinson’s Inlet, Point Pleasant, NJ

Welcome

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. He thanked everyone for attending.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the April 6, 2016 meeting by Larry Gindoff and seconded by Chuck Giacobbe.  There were no comments or changes to the minutes.  All in attendance approved the motion.

Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $24,237.24.  Chris Sikorski stated all memberships had been received.  Melinda Williams moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Renee Casapula seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

Financial Review: a review of the 2015 financial records was conducted by members Melissa Harvey and Wayne DeFeo and was found to be in order.

NJDEP Update

Ed Nieliwocki from NJDEP stated that all but 5 counties have submitted their 2015 REA grant applications; the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2016.  Ed Nieliwocki said that he is trying to get the 2016 REA grant application out to all counties by the end of this year.  Ed also stated that NJDEP continues with their Data Management program and may have the Transporter Reports online in the near future.

Paint Care Update

Assemblyman Timothy Eustace has replaced Assemblywoman Grace Spencer as the Chair of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.  Ed Waters reported that they do not expect Paint Care Legislation, A1373, to see any movement prior to the election.  Ed said he may try to set up a meeting between Assemblyman Eustace and ANJHHWC leadership to ensure his understanding and support.

Waste Stream Challenge: Radioactive Waste and Single Use Battery Recycling

This discussion was postponed until Tuesday, September 20 at the Recycling Coordinator’s meeting in Ocean County.

Adjournment

 The meeting was adjourned.  Melissa Harvey moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by JoAnn Gemenden.