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Minutes – April 6, 2016 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

April 6, 2016

Ocean County Recycling Education Center – 10:00am

 Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. He “Thanked” Ernie Kuhlwein for hosting our meeting. Meeting continued with self-introductions.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the January 19, 2016 meeting by Chuck Giacobbe and seconded by Wayne De Feo.  There were no comments on 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 $22, 873.22.  Chris Sikorski stated memberships are still coming in. Only one outstanding invoice remains to be collected from the DOT training held in February. Monica Gismondi moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Melinda Williams seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

DOT Training

Melissa Harvey handed out the training certificates.  Diana Vigilante stated that the Association will inquire about obtaining pocket size DOT cards and is still working on getting the “49 CFR Parts 100-186 Haz Mat Books” for 30.00 each.

E-Waste

Dan Napoleon stated he had received a call from Guy Watson stating Guy had a meeting with the Commissioner, Assemblyman McKeon, Senator Smith and the Governor’s Office today and would not attend our meeting.  DEP has provided changes and revisions to the legislation.  DEP has also met with those opposing the bill (Industry and Business Associations) to understand their opposition and possibly work things out.

Enforcement Action:

34 letters were sent out Feb. 5 and 5 letters went out on Feb. 9th to Sony, Samsung, Vizio, LG and Panasonic. DEP has received approximately $100K in fines which went into the general fund.

The Commissioner will send out the agreement to stakeholders for comments between now and May when the revised legislation comes up for a vote.

Brian Costantino stated that Camden County has cancelled their collection of e-waste at the landfill which generated approximately 495,000 lbs. in 2015.

Paint Care Update

Ed Waters stated that Paint Care legislation was pocket vetoed in January and the bill has been reintroduced: A-1373 and S-986 to be voted on come May.

Waste Stream Challenge: Oxygen Cylinders

Disposal of compressed gas cylinders seems to be a problem for some counties….with very few outlets. Several coordinators stated they have included language in their HHW bids that “compressed gas cylinders” are to be accepted at their HHW events.

Next Waste Stream Challenge is Smoke Detectors and Exits Signs.

Website Committee

Larry Gindoff, Fred Stanger, Dan Napoleon and JoAnn Gemenden will meet to work on this issue.

Upcoming Events

President Daniel Napoleon announced the SWANA Conference – April 18-19, 2016 at Tropicana in AC. Brian Costantino will represent ANJHHWC and give a power point presentation on ANJHHWC.

President Daniel Napoleon asked for a volunteer to review the financial records of 2015.  Both Melissa Harvey and Wayne De Feo volunteered.

Report by the Nominating Committee/Elections

The Nominating Committee consisting of Brian Costantino and Fred Stanger reported that they moved the existing slate of officer for one additional year: Dan Napoleon – President, JoAnn Gemenden – Vice President, Chris Sikorski – Treasurer and Diana Vigilante – Secretary.

The committee opened the process up to the floor for any additional nominations…..there being no additional nominations the discussions was closed.

A motion to approve the current slate of officers was made by Monica Gismondi and seconded by Chuck Giacobbe.  All in attendance approved the motion.

Social/Meeting Event

President Daniel Napoleon will look into holding a meeting at a baseball game or at Jenkinson’s in Pt. Pleasant.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00pm.  Wayne De Feo moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Ernie Kuhlwein.

Minutes – Jan. 14, 2016 Coordinator’s Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting
January 14, 2016
Revere Ristorante Italiano, Ewing, NJ – 10:30am

Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.  Meeting began with self-introductions. Guests were Dennis DeMatte and Greg Hulse.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from September 24, 2014 meeting.  Minutes were approved by Ron Berenato and seconded by Brian Costantino.  There were no comments on the minutes.

Treasurer’s report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $23,383.00.  Chris Sikorski gave an update on the DOT Training – the class limit is 30 and currently there are 24 people signed up.  Alain Fortier indicated that 2 will attend the training from Monmouth County. Renee Casapulla moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Melinda Williams seconded the motion.

Paint Care Update

JoAnn Gemenden reported that (S1420/A1603) passed the Legislative session and has to be signed by Tuesday, January 19 or it is automatically pocket vetoed by the Governor

All members were asked to call the Governor’s Office and tell them you support the Governor signing S1420/A1603 into law.  The main number is 609-292-6000.

E-Waste

Diana Vigilante stated that e-waste revisions to A4763 passed the legislative session and also has to be signed by Tuesday, January 19 or will be pocket vetoed.

All members were asked to call the Governor’s Office.  The main number is 609-292-6000.   Tell them you are requesting the Governor sign A4763 into law.

JoAnn Gemenden commented that the state E-waste drop-off list is outdated and requested members update their county information and send it to NJDEP.  She surveyed Union County sites and found out that Staples is not accepting any TVs and Best Buy will only accept TVs less than 32”.

Renee Casapulla and Tony Riviera stated they have been in contact with Vintage Tech and Vintage Tech is charging $0.20 per pound, a gas surcharge per mile and a trucking fee.

Monica Gismondi, Frank Brill, Wayne DeFeo, Ernie Kuhlwein, Jim Entwistle and Ann Moore were invited to meet with the Governor’s Council today at 10:30am to discuss e-waste. They reported that they presented support for A4763 and think legislation has a 50-50 chance.  Frank Brill and Wayne DeFeo are working on a press release.

Website Updates:

Fred Stanger requested that counties notify Larry Gindoff of their 2016 HHW event dates and update any other information on the newsletter chart.

President Daniel Napoleon announced several upcoming events:

  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training – February 23, 2016
  • SWANA Conference – April 18-19, 2016 at Tropicana in AC
  • 2016 NAHMMA National Conference – 9/12/2016-9/15/2016 in Portland, Oregon

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:10pm.  Chuck Giacobbe moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Chris Sikroski.

2015-09-24 Meeting Minutes

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting
September 24, 2015
Mercer County Boathouse Marina – 10:00am

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 September 24, 2014 meeting.  Minutes were approved by Ron Berenato and seconded by Fred Stanger.  There were no comments on the minutes. 

Treasurer’s report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $22,448.29.  Chris stated the association purchased two (2) tee signs for the golf outing in June.  Diana Vigilante moved to accept the report and Monica Gismondi seconded the motion.

Reenee Casapulla, Sussex – Report on Single Use Propane Cylinders

Reenee mentioned she was in attendance at a Webinar in California pertaining to single use propane cylinders.  She stated the webinar was highly attended by lots of agencies throughout the country.  The main focus on this webinar was to promote refillable cylinders and to work more closely with the manufacturers.  Reenee circulated information pertaining to the dangers/hazards of these cylinders being disposed of in curbside collections in California.

NJDEP and E-Waste Update

Guy Watson from NJDEP was not in attendance.

Diana Vigilante spoke with Ed Nieliwocki from NJDEP.  Ed provided information for Diana to relay back to the association regarding REA Funding.  DEP & Treasury had a meeting last week and the total amount to be tossed around is between 21- 24 million dollars. This pays for REA grants, recycling tonnage grants, some salaries and Rutgers courses.  Diana reported that DEP hopes to get the guidelines and allocations out to counties by December.  These allocations will be based on the 2013 solid waste generation numbers. Diana reminded attendees that counties received 2014 guidelines on December 17, 2014.

E-Waste

Daniel Napoleon stated Sen. Smith wants to move on with revisions of the e-waste bill this fall.  The NJ DEP has been a part of the final recommendation phase, of which should include suggestions from ANJHHWC (and others) most of which we have supported throughout the process.

Dan has been invited to meet with Guy and his reps as early as the first week of October and will report back any new updates.

Dan also mentioned that Jane Herndon left the DEP and her position of Assistant Commissioner will not be filled as part of the reorganization.

Paint Care Update

Ed Waters, Director of Government Affairs, Chemistry Council of NJ stated that Paint Care went through the Senate but not the full Assembly.  Due to concerns about this being a “tax”, parties are waiting until after the election to try to get the bill passed and on to the Governor for signature.  He mentioned that the paint contractors are in full support of this bill but the Retail Association is still opposed to having to pay the tax up front and not at point of sale.

Gary Sondermeyer speaking on Maximizing Your Waste Management Actions

Gary Sondermeyer was not in attendance due to the arrival of his grandbaby.  His presentation will be postponed to a future meeting.

President Daniel Napoleon announced several upcoming events:

  • Operation Take Back – September 26, 2015
  • Roundtable meeting – December 14, 2015, Revere Ristorante Italiano
  • ANJHHWC Holiday meeting moved to January (dateTBD)
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training – February 23, 2016
  • SWANA Conference – April 11 & 12, 2016

A motion was made by Larry Gindoff and seconded by Ron Berenato to keep the DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training fee the same, $100 per person with lunch includedMercer County and to limit the attendance to two (2) people to attend for businesses.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00pm.  It was motioned by Chuck Giacobbe and seconded by Ron Berenato.

Save the Date – September 24, 2015 Fall ANJHHWC Meeting – Mercer Co. Boathouse Marina, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Please Mark Your Calendars
Unfortunately, the summer is flying by and fall is just around the corner.  The ANJHHWC will be holding its 2015 fall meeting on: Thursday, September 24, 2015.  Networking and refreshments begin at 9:30am and the formal meeting begins at 10am.

It will take place at:
Mercer County Boathouse Marina
334 South Post Road
West Windsor, NJ  08550

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.

 

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.