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2009-04-06 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Location: Bayshore Recycling / Converted Organics Meeting Room, Keasbey, NJ

Call to Order – The meeting was opened by President Alain Fortier at 9:40 a.m. at BayShore Recycling facility in Keasbey. Self-introductions followed.

President Alain Fortier Thanked BayShore Recycling for hosting our meeting at their facility.

E-waste: Carole Tolmachewich reported on the E-Waste Stakeholders meeting which was held on Monday, March 31 at NJDEP.

“DEP’s Assistant Commissioner Nancy Wittenberg and Recycling Bureau Chief Guy Watson invited manufacturers, commercial recyclers and county recycling officials to a Public Hearing. During the session, they provided a few broad hints as to what the regulations will contain, reviewed compliance deadlines for the program’s first year and received input from the regulated community.

Representatives of several county recycling programs expressed concerns that the manufacturers might shut down their programs once they have recycled tonnages equivalent to their market shares. And those public programs would end up shouldering the burden and the cost of electronic recycling.

When asked for a response as to how they might utilize existing public recycling programs in New Jersey, the manufacturer reps gave no indication.  A representative from Sharp said that his company has partnered with Goodwill and other community and retailer groups in other states that require e-recycling.

MRM President David Thompson said “It depends on what services the collectors are offering and whether we can establish a business relationship with them.” He added: “There are very few companies that can properly handle CRTs” (cathode ray tubes).

Watson noted that the DEP would require manufacturer plans to explain how the material would be handled at every stage of the recycling chain to assure that material does not flow to undeveloped countries where lead and other dangerous materials in the products could cause environmental and health problems without adequate safety and processing requirements.

He also warned that no manufacturer would be permitted to sell their TVs or computers in New Jersey after Oct 1, 2010 if the plans they submit are not “administratively complete.” He said that every plan would be required to offer at least one convenient collection point per county.” Source: Frank Brill, EnviroPolitics Blog.

Carole Tolmachewich also reported that Middlesex County is having a difficult time obtaining tonnages reports from Goodwill Industries.

Monica Gismondi stated she has no problem getting tonnage report from Goodwill Industries in south Jersey.

JoAnn Gemenden will send a Thank You letter to Best Buy’s Corporate Headquarters for their E-waste Recycling Program.

CFLs: Members indicated that the number of CFLs & fluorescent tubes being brought into HHW events are on the rise.

Treasurer’s Report: Chris Sikorski reported the Account balance at the time of the meeting it was $9,392.68.  Motion to accept the report was made by Ron Berenato from Atlantic County and seconded by Melinda Williams from Salem County. 

Treasurer will look in to filing taxes with IRS electronically.

Elections have been postponed until the June 4 meeting.  A nominating committee of Larry Gindoff and Renee Casapulla has been formed.

Merck grant was briefly discussed.  A sub-committee (JoAnn Gemenden, Chris Sikorski and Rich Baroch) has been formed to update the ANJHHWC’s video to a cable television format and possibly developing PSAs for radio and/or cable.

Latex Paint: Melinda Williams surveyed the attendees as to which counties are still accepting latex paints.  The following counties responded they are accepting latex paints: Middlesex, Somerset, Atlantic, Monmouth and Union counties.

Converted Organics: Jack Walsdorf gave an overview of Converted Organics, a 500 ton a day organic waste processing facility, accepting source separated food waste at the mid $40.00 per ton range.  Converted Organics produces two end products: solid and liquid fertilizers in ten days. Converted Organics produces less than 10 % residual waste which is taken to Edgeboro Landfill and they are a 0% discharge facility.

BayShore Recycling: Jim Bray stated that the Class B recycling facility has been in business for over 25 years and are permitted to handle up to 4,000 tons per day.  BayShore can recycle C&D & Demolition materials, metals, concrete, gypsum, brick, and asphalt and also remove CFCs.  The Facility uses solar power.  Dave Potts from PSE&G gave BayShore an excellent recommendation as a recycling facility.

Announcement was made by Atlantic County that the NJ Chapter of SWANA will hold their spring meeting April 20 & 21 in Atlantic City.

Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at approx. 11:50am to tour Converted Organics.

April 6, 2009 - ANJHHWC members pose for a picture at the Converted Organics plant in Keasbey during a meeting / site visit.

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2007-12-13 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Location: Hesstech, LLC in Edison and in Woodbridge, Middlesex County

Call to Order – The meeting was opened by President Alain Fortier at 10:15 a.m. at Hesstech, LLC in Edison .   Dave Zimet , President of Hesstech, gave an overview of Hesstech.  Hesstech is an electronics demanufacturing facility.  Members also saw a short video on MaSer Corporation, Canada , an electronics shredding operation,

Dave Zimet introduced Mohsen & Gino Altamirano from Goodwill of North Jersey and Bob Hain of Goodwill, South Jersey .  Goodwill representatives discussed the Reconnect program and the PR campaign that has begun in North Jersey .  Reconnect is a joint program between Dell and Goodwill Industries to collect used consumer computers.  Dell could not be there but offered to answer questions through a conference call next month at Hesstech.

This was followed with a tour of the Hesstech’s facility.

Meeting was reconvened by President Alain Fortier at McLoones at Favorites in Woodbridge .  

Fred Stanger of Middlesex County , President Fortier and others discussed and asked questions regarding the Memorandum of Understanding for the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative.  It was agreed that Dana Coyle with NJDEP will be invited to the next ANJHHWC meeting to give an update on the MOU- Paint Dialogue issue as the group voted we needed more information before agreeing to sign the MOU.

Treasure’s Report – Account balance at the time of the meeting it was $8253.44. 

County Updates – Counties provided information on 2008 HHW events, electronics, new bids and contractors.

Vendor Update– After being introduced by President Fortier, Howard Edison from EcoFlo spoke briefly.

Adjournment  – Meeting was adjourned at 2:30pm.

2007-09-12 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Location: Salem County Utilities Authority

Meeting was called to order by President Alain Fortier , who welcomed everyone and thanked Melinda Williams and Salem County Utilities Authority for hosting this meeting.

Melinda Williams gave a brief overview of the facility, landfill and services they provide to Salem County residents.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Chris Sikorski; currently there is $8,512.84 in the account of that $4, 970 is from the Merck grant.

Discussion ensued regarding the items each county collects at a household hazardous waste event.  Members discussed the collection of propane tanks at HHW events; seems that some counties are having difficulties disposing of these cylinders.

Members carpooled to Poore’s Propane Power in Dover, Delaware where we had a luncheon meeting with Mike Steiner.  Mr. Steiner gave a description of the Poore’s propane business followed by a tour of the facility.

Meeting was adjourned.

Sept. 12, 2007 - ANJHHWC members pose for a picture in front of loads of pallets of used propane tanks during the meeting September 2007 meeting.

2002-11-07 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Location: Somerville, Somerset County, NJ.
Prepared by Richard Baroch, Bergen County Utilities Authority (Hip-Hip double Hooray for Rich!!!  Thank You:)

Attendees

County

  • Fred Stanger, Middlesex County Solid Waste Management
  • Diane Vigilante, Somerset County Solid Waste Management
  • Laura Macpherson, Morris County MUA
  • Richard Baroch, Bergen County Utilities Authority
  • Mark Vangieri, Bergen County Utilities Authority
  • Brian Constantino, Camden County Div. of Env. Affairs
  • Chuck Giacobbe, Camden County Div. of Env. Affairs
  • Carol Tolmachewich, Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Mgmt.
  • Joel Grimm, Monmouth County Health Department
  • Joann Gemenden, Union County Environmental Services
  • Bill Carner, Warren County PCFA
  • Vic Camporine, Warren County PCFA
  • Melissa Harvey, Somerset County

State

  • Sondra Flight, NJDEP
  • Robin Heston, NJDEP
  • Anthony Fontana, NJDEP
  • Karen Kritz, NJ Dept. of Agriculture

Vendor

  • Donnie Strader, ECOFLO
  • Arick McDonald, ECOFLO
  • Beth Berglund, Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Mario Ianiero, AERC Recycling Solutions
  • Tim Staiano, Onyx Environmental Services
  • John Schantz, Onyx Environmental Services

Opening

Fred Stanger opened the meeting at 9:45a.m.with opening introductions.

By-Laws

Mr. Stanger introduced some policy changes to the Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Constitution and By-Laws. The major change included a minimum of two (2) yearly meeting instead of the present four (4) quarterly meetings along with some minor language changes to replace telegram notification with e-mail notification. Since changes were recommended in the By-Laws a vote was conducted and passed by ANJHHWC members.

General Issues

Mr. Stanger discussed the status of ANJHHWC membership and encouraged attendees to pick up the 2003 membership forms for completion.

Mr. Stanger discussed 40 hr. hazwopper training and 8 hour refresher training. He also referenced the internet as a great source of literature on education, siting multiple sites for information. One site reference was made about INFORM. A report called “Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment” was recently published to help indoor air quality in office buildings, schools and hospitals by switching to “greener cleaners”. Changing cleaners used by janitorial staff will increase indoor air quality for the building occupants and janitorial workers. The report is a one-stop guide to environmentally preferable cleaning products and methods that have been effectively used in the USA and Canada. To review the report visit www.informinc.org/CFHbook.htm.

NJDEP and State Update

Robin Heston (NJDEP) discussed the recent regulation changes with consumer electronics. NJDEP adopted amendments to the universal waste rule to include consumer electronics. The amendment to the rule will be operative on December 17, 2002. Counties presently operating under the pilot project will have to notify the NJDEP in writing prior to December 17th as to whether the facility will operate as a small quantity universal waste handler or a large quantity handler. A large quantity handler means a handler who accumulates greater than 5,000 kilograms of consumer electronics at any time. Both small and large quantity handlers need to follow EPA and DEP regulations. NJDEP will also require all electronic demanufacturing companies to obtain a Class D recycling facility permit. For complete regulations visit the EPA at www.epa.gov under Federal Universal Waste Rule (40 CFR part 273) and/or www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw under NJ Recycling Regulations. Questions regarding the recent rule changes can contact Ms. Heston at 609-984-6650.

Sondra Flight (NJDEP) discussed the BBQ propane cylinder disposal problem in NJ. She received several inquiries about a problem in Hudson County with a scrap metal shredder. They were receiving cylinders hidden in appliances and trunks of vehicles causing health and safety problems at the facility. She wanted to know if this was a problem throughout the state? The answer was yes with a group discussion that followed.

Anthony Fontana (NJDEP) Chief of the Bureau of Hazardous Waste & Transfer Facilities briefly discussed permitting requirements for permanent HHW facilities. The NJDEP enforcement units are currently targeting permanent HHW facilities for compliance. The NJDEP is looking to generate revenues to fund programs and NJDEP departments. Mr. Fontana said funding might also come from a cost per ton fee on disposal at landfills and transfer stations. A group discussion on used motor oil collection facilities centered on compliance with signage problems. To find out more about permitting requirements at hazardous waste & transfer facilities, Mr. Fontana can be reached at 609-292-9880.

Karen Kritz, NJ Department of Agriculture, discussed a recent pilot project in NJ that collects only HDPE plastic pesticide containers, nursery pots, planting flats and five (5) gallon buckets for recycling. Recently, Cumberland County, Burlington County and Sussex County hosted successful one-day collection events with farmers and nurseries. Some strict rules apply to the participants. Participants are required to triple rinse all HDPE containers and must thoroughly clean all buckets, pots and flats of dirt and debris. The one-day events operate by choosing a temporary site for collection. A contractor is hired by the NJ Department of Agriculture to screen the delivered material for acceptability and grind all of the collected plastic on site for recycling. The recycled flakes generated from the collection programs stay in the chemical industry to make containers and pots.

The NJ Dept. of Agriculture is looking to expand the pesticide container-recycling program with other Counties in NJ. To get more Counties involved a brief questionnaire was sent to all 21 Counties in NJ to see if there was interest with this recycling program.

To set-up a worthwhile pesticide container recycling program in your County please contact Karen Kritz at (609) 984-2506 or email her at karen.Kritz@ag.state.nj.us.

Beth Berglund, Merck and Co, Inc., discussed efforts by Merck to reduce mercury pollution in the environment. Merck would like to conduct a mercury thermometer exchange program in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. Non mercury thermometers are limited so contact Ms. Berglund at 908-423-7835 if you are interested in setting up a program.

County Update

Each County representative briefly discussed the extent of his or her County HHW program schedule for the 2003 season.

  • Middlesex County -seven (7) one-day events, continual paint drop-off program, curbside HHW p/u program
  • Bergen County – seven (7) one-day events
  • Somerset County – five (5) one-day events
  • Union County – four (4) one-day events
  • Morris County – two (2) one-day events, permanent HHW facility opens three days per week by appointment only
  • Warren County – two (2) one-day events
  • Monmouth County – three (3) one-day events, permanent HHW facility opens five days per week by appointment only.
  • Camden County – five (5) one day events, three (3) paint-only events

Vendor Report

  • Donnie Strader (small business account manager) of Ecoflo gave a brief overview of their Hazardous Waste Company located in Greensboro, North Carolina. They do not have any treatment facilities in New Jersey. They will ship all waste to their TSD facility in North Carolina. He asked to be put on all future HHW bid lists. He provided a statement of qualifications for review. The contact information is Ecoflo 2750 Patterson Street, Greensboro, NC 27407 1-800-999-6510.
  • Tim Staino, Onyx Environmental Services, discussed business strategies regarding permanent and HHW events. He asked to be put on all future HHW bid lists. The contact information: Onyx Environmental Services, 1 Eden Lane, Flanders, NJ 07836 1-800-426-2382.

Closing

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:34 p.m.

The next meeting has not been scheduled to date.

2000-03-22 – ANJHHWC Re-Organization Meeting Minutes

Location: Somerville, Somerset County, NJ.
Prepared by Fred Stanger (Hip-Hip double Horay for Fred!!!)

Attendees

County

  • Rich Baroch, Bergen County
  • Mark Vangieri, Bergen County
  • Ken Atkinson*, Gloucester County
  • Nick Staniewicz, Hudson County
  • Fred Stanger*, Middlesex County
  • Laura Macpherson*, Morris County
  • Larry Gindoff,  Morris County
  • Ellie Arnould – Tomb, Passaic County
  • Diana Vigilante, Somerset County
  • John Cannata, Sussex County
  • JoAnn Gemenden, Union County
  • William Carner, Warren County

State – NJ DEP

  • Ralph Davis

Vendor

  • Edith Compton, Radiac Environmental Services
  • Darren Morgan, Radiac Environmental Services
  • Mike Adelsberger, Safety Kleen/Curbside, Inc.
  • Jim Entwistle, Newtech Recycling
  • Kara Kwiatkowski, Newtech Recycling

Other

  • Priscilla Hayes, NJ Solid Waste Policy Group, Rutgers University
  • Rich Rosfjord, NJ Technical Assistance Program / NJIT

Ken Atkinson began the meeting at approximately 10:00 a.m. with introductions.

Election of Officers

Diana Vigilante conducted the election of officers. She asked for a voice vote to re-elect the current officers. The decision was unanimous, all officers were re-elected.

Ken thanked the current officers and Diana for their support and expressed his enjoyment in working with ANJHHWC.

By-Law Changes

There was also a voice vote taken to amend the by-laws to prevent vendors who are members from voting on any issues (policy or non policy) and to prevent vendors from becoming officers. The motion passed unanimously. Although ANJHHWC values the contributions of vendors, the primary reason for the amendment was to insure that no corporate objectives would influence any ANJHHWC policy and that the by-law change was not meant to diminish the importance of memberships held by vendors.

Newtech Recycling Inc., Jim Entwistle

Newtech was established in 1995 and is privately owned and is in fact a subsidiary of a $30 million company called Village Office Supply.

Newtech resides in a 40,000 square foot facility in Bridgewater NJ and will take almost everything electronic excluding fluorescent lamps, mercury devices, microwave ovens and air conditioners. Back hauling is available and there is free pick up service within a 20 mile radius.

Disposal Process: Upon entering the demanufacturing facility, all asset tags are removed. Obsolete and damaged goods are separated from the incoming material. Approximately 35% of the material that is disposed of goes to China to ISO certified companies. Very few CRT’s go to China.

The material slated for resale goes to US and overseas markets.

Newtech also has their own patented machine designed to crush CRT’s (a dry process). The CRT’s are crushed for waste reduction purposes and shipped to recyclers.

Newtech currently services a permanent drop off facility in Morris County. Somerset County residents are able to drop off materials at Newtech on Wednesdays of each week. Costs are $5 a monitor/TV and no charge for CPU’s.

Success stories include: A one day event in Mercer County in October of 1999. A one day drop off event in Somerset County in November of 1999 yielded 32,000 pounds (3.5 truck loads, each truck being 24feet long). 40,00 flyers were sent to the schools to help advertise the event as well as newspaper and cable ads.

You can contact Newtech by calling (732) 469-9774 or by e-mail info@newtechrecycling.com

ANJHHWC Video Update

WJMK, Inc. who produces the series called American Environmental Review (AER) has been hired to produce a video on HHW. ANJHHWC has sent the payment of $14,500 to the company. Thanks to the following Counties for their contributions:

  • Morris – $3,000
  • Gloucester – $5,000
  • Passaic – $500
  • Somerset – $2,500
  • Bergen – $500
  • Monmouth – $3,000
  • Salem – $500
  • Hudson – $2,000
  • Middlesex – $2,500
  • Union – $2,000

We have been assigned a Producer/Writer, Misha Subwick. Filming will take place on May 17, 2000 in Monmouth County at the permanent facility and possibly at a residence. Meanwhile, a 2 page script will be developed. Once complete, ANJHHWC will have one week to review the script for technical content/ accuracy. ANJHHWC will also have input during the editing, to make sure the script matches the video.

Media Outreach

Ellie Arnould has spent a considerable amount of time and energy preparing preliminary education/outreach ideas. A group met during lunch after the meeting to further discuss the issue. The same group will meet again on April 26 in Union County. Anyone with ideas and/or interest are encouraged to get involved. Please contact Ellie Arnould at (973) 305-5738 or e-mail arnould@idt.net

Vendor Chat

  • Mike Adelsberger reported that Safety Kleen/Curbside Inc. has expanding the door to door program and has been taking a more active roll in bidding on NJ one day events. For more info. please contact Mike at (757) 824-0744 or madelsberger@safety-kleen.com
  • Rich Rosfjord reported that the NJIT – TAP program is still active and has been working with small generators in the area of cleaning up what is discharged down the drain. Contact Rich at (973) 596-8195 or by e-mail rosfjord@admin.njit.edu
  • Darren Morgan of Radiac Environmental Services reported that the company has increased their vehicle fleet by 20%. They have also acquired additional paint can crushing machines and added more staff. A special note, John Tekin Jr. is again celebrating fatherhood with the recent birth of his daughter. Congratulations John! You can contact Radiac by calling (718) 963-2233 or by e-mail jtekinjr@radiacenv.com
  • Priscilla Hayes reported that the Solid Waste Policy Group has had trouble scheduling school programs in Somerset and Morris County schools. Also, check out the recent update of the Policy Group web site http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~wastemgmt You can contact Priscilla by calling (732) 932-1966 x24 or e-mail hayes@aesop.rutgers.edu

NJDEP Update

Ralph Davis reported that when receiving annual reporting requirements for hazardous waste manifests, be sure to fill out form IC, and send a cover letter indicating that the waste generated was from household hazardous waste collection events. You can reach Ralph by calling (609) 292-8341 or by e-mail rdavis@dep.state.nj.us

The next (2nd Quarter) meeting is tentatively scheduled to take place in Morris County in June. This meeting will likely be a two day meeting with training scheduled on one of the days. ANJHHWC members are due for HM181/126F refresher course.

Also scheduled is the annual national, “Hazardous Materials Management Conference on Household, Small Business and Universal Wastes”, scheduled for November 12-16, 2000 to take place at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. For more info. contact either sponsor, SWANA at (301) 585-2898 or on the web at www.swana.org or NAHMMA, (302) 369-5912 or on the web at www.nahmma.org


Name: Maggi Hill
Affliation: Editor, Mercer Business magazine
EMail: maggih@mercerbusiness.com
Date: 11/29/2004

Comments
Hi I would like to include an article on demanufacturing in our January issue, which is devoted to high tech subjects. I am looking for a contact in or around Mercer County, in order to give it local flavor. Thanks in advance for your help. Best regards, Maggi Hill Mercer Business Magazine 609-586-2056