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NJ, HHW and Spring – Perfect Together

Spring is in full bloom, the weather is nice and at for ANJHHWC members and many New Jersey counties this means the household hazardous waste circus is rolling into town. Below is a summary of HHW activity happening in New Jersey for the remainder of Spring 2010.

For ANJHHWC members it’s a good opportunity to click on the link to each county and view their individual Websites to see how they are promoting their HHW programs online.  All the counties and links to their programs are consolidated in this posting below.

  • Atlantic County
    • Saturday, May 1, 2010
      Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Twp.
  • Bergen County
    • Saturday, May 15, 2010
      Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, NJ
    • Sunday, June 13, 2010
      Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ
  • Burlington County
    • Permanent Facility open all year contact the county at (609) 499-5200
  • Camden County
    • Saturday, May 15, 2010, (HHW Only)
      Atco, Corner of Atco & Raritan Avenues
    • Saturday, June 12, 2010 (HHW and Electronics)
      Camden County College, Peter Cheeseman Road, Parking Lot behind “CIM” Building
  • Cape May County
    • Saturday, May 8, 2010
      Cape May Transfer Station in Middle Twp.
  • Cumberland County
    • Saturday, June 5, 2010
      County Complex , Bridgeton
  • Essex County
    • Saturday, May 1, 2010, (HHW Only)
      Essex County Fleet Maintenance Garage, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
    • Saturday, May 15, 2010, (Electronics Only)
      Essex County Fleet Maintenance Garage, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
  • Gloucester County
    • Saturday, May 8, 2010
      GCSWC, South Harrison
    • Saturday, May 22, 2010
      GCRD, Clayton
  • Hudson County
    • Saturday, May 8, 2010
      • Jersey City, JCIA, 501 Route 440
      • Kearny DPW, 357 Bergen Ave.
    • Sunday, May 16, 2010
      • Bayonne, Norton Paints, 148 East 5th Street, North Bergen
      • North Bergen MUA, 6200 Tonnelle Avenue
  • Hunterdon County
    • July 10, 2010
      314 State Route 12, Hunterdon County Complex, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Mercer County
    • Saturday, May 8, 2010, (Electronics Only),
      Sun Center, 81 Hamilton Ave, Lot 1, Trenton
    • Saturday, June 26, 2010 is the next HHW day.
  • Middlesex County
    • Saturday, May 15, 2010
      Middlesex County Division of Highways – Sayerville, 750 Jernee Mill Road, Sayerville, NJ 08872
  • Monmouth County
    • Saturday, May 22, 2010
      Monmouth County Garage, Union Ave., Off Rt. 36, Hazlet, NJ, (Behind Burger King)
    • Open all year is the Permanent facility.
  • Morris County
    • Saturday, May 8, 2010
      Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928
    • Saturday, June 12, 2010
      Firefighter & Police Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054
    • Open all year is the Mount Olive Permanent facility.
  • Ocean County
    • During the spring and fall of each year the Ocean County conducts a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program with numerous collection days offered. Pre-registration is required to participate. For more information, call the Ocean County Solid Waste Management Hotline at 1-800-55-RECYCLE.
  • Passaic County
    • 2010 HHW disposal days – information is unavailable, contact the county at (973) 305-5738
  • Salem County
    • If you missed the April 17, 2010 program you will have to wait for the next one scheduled for October 16, 2010.
  • Somerset County
    • Saturday, May 8, 2010
      Warren Township Public Works Garage, 1 Bardy Road, Warren
    • Saturday, June 12, 2010
      South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road , Hillsborough
  • Sussex County
    • Saturday, May 1, 2010 (Electronics Only)
    • Saturday, June 5, 2010, (HHW Only)
    • All program take place at the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, Solid Waste / Recycling Facility, 34 South Rt. 94, Lafayette, N.J. 07848. For More Information Call (973) 579-6998
  • Union County
    • Saturday, May 15, 2010, (Electronics Only)
      Union County College, Cranford Campus
    • Saturday, June 12, 2010, (HHW Only)
      Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Ave., New Providence, NJ
  • Warren County
    • If you missed the recent April 25, 2010 HHW and electronics event you will need to contact the county at (908) 453-2174 to find out when the next event is.

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.

1999-06-16 and 17 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Location: Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, NJ

Attendees

  • Gregory Sharp, Wade Environmental
  • Allen Winn, Burlington County
  • Matt Hood, Burlington County
  • John Cannata, Sussex County
  • Jack Sworaski, Camden County
  • Ken Atkinson, Gloucester County
  • Diana Vigilante, Somerset County
  • Laura Macpherson, Morris County
  • Alain Fortier, Monmouth County
  • Virginia Lamb, Monmouth County
  • James Witte, Focus Recycling Systems
  • Carole Tolmachewich, Middlesex County
  • Fred Stanger, Middlesex County
  • B. Ellie Arnould, Passaic County
  • Rich Baroch, Bergen County
  • Ralph Davis, NJ DEP
  • Mary-Jo Kennelly, Clean Venture Inc.
  • Chris DiVirgilio, Camden Co. Bomb Squad

The meeting was called to order by Ken Atkinson at 10:25 a.m.

Introductions

Fred Stanger made a brief presentation. He was one of 3 people in NJ to receive a package from the EPA seeking applicants to apply for a grant to fund a clean up of pesticides from farmers known as a ‘Clean Sweep’ program. He was not sure ANJHHWC was permitted to apply (since then has received the go ahead) but wanted feedback on whether it’s worthwhile to pursue.

County Update

Gloucester County has held one Recycling/Reuse day on 4/24 and had 368 cars and collected over 40,000 lbs. of material at a cost of $13,900. They had an HHW on 5/1 and had 682 cars and collected over 75,000 lbs. of material at a cost of $21,500. They plan to have 2 more Recycle/Ruse Days and 1 more HHW day this year and plan to add 4 Recycle/Reuse days for 2000. Wade Environmental is their current contractor.

Middlesex County has held 3 HHW days so far and has 4 more scheduled. 1,635 cars came through the first 3 events. Clean Venture/Cycle Chem is their contractor, bid on a per car basis @ $0.00 / car with a flat fee of $27,333.00 per event. The permanent paint and paint related products program has collected 125,417 lbs. of material between Jan. 1 and June 30. Their contractor is Focus Recycling Systems at 36.99 cents / lb.

Sussex County held one HHW event on 6/5 and had 417 cars and collected between 25 and 27 tons of material. They are holding a 2nd event in November. Their contractor is AETS on a per pound basis @ 49 cents per lb.

Monmouth County has accepted over 200,000 lbs. of material at their permanent facility since the beginning of the year. They pay 8 cents per pound for transportation/disposal. They average 100 cars per week and they are a week behind in scheduling appointments (very busy!). They held 1 HHW day in April and are holding another one later this year.

Camden County has held 2 HHW days and collected 123,000 lbs. of material at 34.6 cents / lb. They also had 1 paint only day and collected 8,000 lbs. at 25 cents / lb. Their contractor for both events is Clean Venture/Cycle Chem. They plan to have 2 more HHW events and 3 more Paint only days.

Passaic County has held 2 HHW days and had 971 homeowners and 16 businesses attend. A total of 50.5 tons of material was collected by Clean Venture/Cycle Chem at a rate of $26 per car. There will be 1 more HHW day in the fall.

Morris County has accepted over 100,000 lbs. of material at their permanent center in one year from 800 cars (including businesses). They charge their residents who bring latex paint. Their contractor is AETS on a per pound basis @58 cents / lb. They also had 2 HHW days and had 1200 participants at $38/car contracted out to Remtech (who is being bought by Clean Venture/Cycle Chem.)

Somerset County has held 2 HHW events and had 1,569 participants at $27/car. Their contractor is Radiac Research Corp. They plan to hold 2 more events.

Burlington County has taken in over 200,000 lbs. of material at their permanent facility so far this year, equating to about 1,700 cars. They are open Tues. through Sat. Two thirds of the material is from DPW’s. They also have been seeing out of county residents show up i.e. Mercer and Camden county residents who are charged by weight per waste stream.

Bergen County has held 1 HHW day and serviced 2,400 cars at $26.96 / car and their contractor is Radiac Research Corp. They also held 1 paint only day, a new venture, and serviced 410 cars without much advertising at 33 cents / lb. with a $2,000 set up fee and that contractor is Focus Recycling Systems. They plan to have 1 more HHW event and 3 more paint only events for 1999.

NJ DEP –  Ralph Davis- Based on national trends, and tying in with the National Task Force on Mercury, the DEP is suggesting that we pay particular attention to the amount of mercury we are collecting at our events. That also means to pay attention to the amount of fluorescent light bulbs being collected, if applicable. We might be asked to give data on quantities collected in the future.

Mr. Davis is also examining the wording in our contracts with regard to keeping track of this ‘unregulated’ waste (HHW being exempt from RCRA, etc). Please send him a copy of your bid specs if you have not yet done so. He suggested 5 ways to improve your contracts:

  1. Require that HHW that would be considered hazardous to be treated as hazardous
  2. Have bidder include in submittal a list of the TSD’s that will be used
  3. Require Cert.of Disposal/Destruction and/or copies of all outgoing manifests and withhold a meaningful amount of payment until you get them (ie. 10-20%)
  4. Make contractor solely and totally responsible for packaging, transporting, and disposal.
  5. Use hazardous waste manifests

Vendor Chat

  • Gregory Sharp from Wade Environmental reported having secured contracts with Gloucester, Cumberland, Atlantic and Salem counties. They are waiting for a general permit to begin operating in Philadelphia as a consolidation point.
  • Mary Jo Kennelly from Clean Venture/Cycle Chem has been very busy attending Southern NJ HHW events including Camden, Ocean and Cape May counties. She is now located in Camden at the oil/water and oily solvents processing facility previously owned by Remtech. You can reach her at (856) 365-5544 or via fax at (856) 365-0801. (editors note, So. Jersey has a new area code!)
  • James Witte of Focus Recycling Systems mentions that Focus has entered their 4th year into the business since starting in 1995. They have contracts with Middlesex and Bergen counties for paint recycling/disposal. They have been doing door to door HHW collections, including Estate sale situations. They are searching for an investment partner and want to concentrate on creating a 100% post consumer paint product and bring the costs to recycle paint closer to the costs to solidify/landfill paint. They are also seeking to relocate their operations from NY to NJ. They do not deal with radioactive and medical wastes.

Video

ANJHHWC is interested in looking into having a video produced on HHW and members seem interested in pursuing the idea. Costs could range from $5,000 to $20,000 and it was suggested to limit it to 15 minutes, and target 6th grade through adults. Perhaps supplement with activity guide/books/wheels. A sub committee will be working on this. Anyone interested in participating should call Carole Tolmachewich at (732) 745-4170.

Lunch: sponsored by Wade Environmental and the GCIA

Camden Co. Bomb Squad

Chris DiVirgilio from the Camden Co. Bomb Squad / Sheriff’s Office made a presentation regarding his experiences in working with explosives. Some common explosives are fireworks, chemistry sets, black or flash powder, ammunition, picric acid and ether. If you can prevent it, don’t move the material and instead have the Bomb Squad go to the location, it’s much safer. You can utilize NJ bomb squads from the following locations: Atlantic City, State Police, Bergen Co., Hudson Co., Newark, Morris Co., and Jersey City. These folks receive technicians level training by the Military and FBI and receive a formal refresher course every 3 years by the FBI. You can reach Chris by calling (856) 374-6235 or via e-mail at c4cmdv@aol.com.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 1:00 pm. and those interested went on to tour the PSE&G facility in Paulsboro with regards to computer reuse/recycling/demanufacturing.

Upon arrival at PSE&G, the DEP was there hand delivering PSE&G’s certificate to operate. The NJDEP is planning to add consumer electronics (CE) to the Universal Waste Rule, specifically Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT’s) and PSE&G has been a participant in the feasibility study to support that decision.

Our tour of the facility was conducted by Jim LeCates, IR Specialist with PSE&G, and you can reach him at the Gibbstown office at (609) 224-1639 or via e-mail at jlecat@pseg.com.

PSE&G’s 55,000 square foot warehouse holds all surplus materials generated within the company including computers and light bulbs.

The computer program started out as an in house program to fully utilize their own resources. When a computer entered the Recovery Center, it was sent back out to a PSE&G employee who could use it. The program has expanded to giving computers as donations or sold. PSE&G hires a contractor to test the computers which takes about 1.5 hours to complete. The computers slated for demanufacturing are sent out various contractors.

Bonus Minutes

Day two of the ANJHHWC conference found a few members touring the NJ State Aquarium. It was a very interesting ‘back stage’ tour, and here are a few facts to ponder.

The main tank at the Aquarium holds 760,000 gallons of Camden tap water with 80 tons of Morton Salt and 25 tons of other salts and minerals. It’s maybe third largest, after Epcot, Monterey, and possibly Baltimore. The water temp is between 63 and 68 degrees F. The ‘glass’ at the main viewing area of the tank was manufactured by Mitsubishi in 3 pieces which is 6 5/8 inches thick. It’s not glass at all, but plastic (like Lexan?) and only the water pressure is holding it in place.

Each year sharks kill about 5 people worldwide, but humans kill over 100,000 sharks. (who’s more dangerous?). The 2 types of sharks in the main tank are Sand Tiger and Sand Bar (sp?).

There are over 100 different tanks all together at the aquarium and each has it’s own filter system and lighting, and temperature control.

Ken Atkinson knew the question of the day – “What was the name of the robot shark in Jaws?” Come to the next ANJHHWC meeting to find out the answer.

1998-10-29 – County Update

 At the October 29, 1998 ANJHHWC meeting, the county HHW coordinators provided updates on the status of their programs.  Provided below, in the order presented, are descriptions of the updates provided by those who were there.  

Middlesex County – Fred Stanger

8 HHW days in 1998 with a slight turndown in participation.   Feels the expansion of the paint only programs impacted participation at HHW days.   Will probably cut back to 7 HHW days next year.
Radiac Research was the HHW vendor at a fixed cost of $23,000/HHW day. 
Paint collection at municipal recycling depots are conducted throughout the county year-round.  Paint is deposited in sea-land boxes and collected by vendor.  Pays $0.34/lbs. gross weight for paint.  Also pays municipality hosting paint collection $100/day to man the collection.
Just finished up procurement for elderly/disabled HHW curbside collection.  Those over 62 years old or disabled, according to criteria established with the help of their County Office of Aging, can get free or subsidized HHW pickup.   To date, no participants yet. Used County Meals-Through-Wheels program to promote the program.  Maybe the meatloaf is no good.

Passaic County – B. Ellie Arnould

The last of two HHW disposal day in 1998 had almost 1,000 participants.  Clean Venture was the contractor and they pay $26.00 per car with not set up fee.
CESQGs can participate and pay the contractor directly. 
Thinking of switching to 2 programs in northern and southern locations in the county instead of using the one location in Wayne which is in the central portion of the Passaic County. Surveys showed 43% of the participants came from Wayne when held in that municipality.
Stopped paying for Newspaper ads and they have not seen a decline in participation.

Somerset County – Diana Vigilante

Ran 4 HHW days in 1998 and the most recent had 800 participants.  The total for 1998 was 2,687 participants.
Clean Venture was the contractor and they paid $30.00 per vehicle.  They have a requirement of 20 employees per day and have had no problems with program completions.
16 CESQGs participated in the program for a fee.

Morris County – Laura Macpherson

MCMUA opened permanent facility on 4/25/98 and have had about 600 participants use it so far.  It’s working out very well.  AETS is the contractor and they get paid about $450/weekday or $550/Saturday to man the HHW facility and the MCMUA also pays $.36/lb. to manage all other materials.
The MCMUA accepts appointments for its permanent facility from CESQGs and out-of-county generators for a $1.25 pound fee.  Other counties are happy to have this outlet.
Conducted 4 HHW days in 1998 and had participation of   2,374 vehicles.  Remtech was the vendor and did a great job.  The contract was for $28.45/vehicle. 
The MCMUA sees significant amounts of reuse products off of the reuse table being taken home by happy residents on their way out of the HHW day.
Universal waste program for bulbs, ballasts, batteries, mercury items works successfully out of its Consolidation Center in Dover.

Mercer County – Dot MacArthur

Had 2 HHW days this year with the last one having 900 participants.
Radiac was the contractor.

Monmouth County – Alain Fortier

The operate the HHW permanent facility with four people and he is having trouble looking for people to work there and is currently looking for someone.   The facility’s Tues. through Saturday appointment book is usually filled.
Managed 4,000 participants in 1998 averaging 28 cars/day and averaging about 100 pounds per participant.
Wade is currently the contractor that manages the materials.   Is going to be seeking disposal services directly with facilities in future procurements.
Ran 2 HHW days in 1998 and the last one had 300 participants.
Has a really cool use of delivered propane tanks to heat one of his buildings and Suburban Propane was happy to help them install it.

Burlington County – Allen Winn

Managed 500,000 lbs. of HHW so far in 1998 from 4,000 participants.
Half of the HHW came to the facility by way of a DPW collection, consolidation and delivery program to the facility.  This makes the facility more efficient and works very well.  “Too good to be true.”   The HHW comes in boxes of oil based paints, latex based paints and boxes of “other” HHW.  The permanent facility workers unpack and repackage these materials.

Sussex County – John Canata

2 HHW days in 1998 with one coming up on 11/7/98.
They do between 300 and 500 cars per day.
Remtech is their contractor and they bid a net weight per pound and pay $.549/lb.  They weight the truck on the landfill scales on the way in and then on the way out to calculate net weight.
Waste flow control issues may impact ability to provide programs in the future.

Gloucester County – Ken Atkinson

Ran 5 HHW days in 1998 but 3 of the 5 were recycling HHW materials only, i.e. paint, oil, antifreeze, etc. 
In the 2nd year of a three year contract.
1998 participation in all 5 programs was 2,433 and the last HHW day had 900 participants.
Cost of HHW programs was $75,000 for the year and they are considering scaling up to 10 programs per year in the year 2000.
On two recent occasions DPW solid waste collection workers were overcome by fumes.  Luckily, no one was seriously hurt but  it provided so good promotion of the county upcoming HHW days.

Ocean County – John Haas

Ran 22 HHW days in 1998 and Winward Industries was the contractor for the second year in a row.
Pays 0.34/lb. for mixed HHW and $0.279/lb. for paint.   The expansion of the paint programs have cut into the  participation of HHW programs.
John Haas goes to every HHW days and is virtually the only one from the county government that has ever attended one.

Bergen County – Rick Baroch

Conducted 3 HHW days this year with a total of 6,700 participants.
Radiac Research was the contractor and cost was $23.76/car.   Radiac brings in about 60 workers and process 15 participants simultaneously averaging 400 cars per hour!
The expansion of propane tank deliveries has become a real problem. 

NJDEP – Ralph Davis

Stated the Universal Waste regulations are being finalized so if anyone has suggestions on items that should be included in them they should mention them now.  An example of mercury in natural gas regulators was given as an item that deserves to be added to the list.

1996-12-15 – A Year in Review – NJ HHW County Programs 1996

On December 5,1996 the ANJHHWC conducted its final meeting of year. The highlight of the meeting was the discussion of the year in HHW as each County told tales of their experiences and programs. These discussions are summarized below.

  1. Atlantic – Conducted 3 HHW days. In addition, the 1st Saturday of each month is paint, battery, oil and antifreeze recycling at the recycling facility.
  2. Bergen – Conducted 3 HHW disposal days. Republic Environmental conducted the program and it was bid on a price per pound for different categories of waste. This lead to problems tracking the large quantities of waste collected at each event. There were a total 6,700 participants at the 3 days, 440,000 pounds of waste were collected and it averaged $34.00 per car. At the last event the contractor was way understaffed which lead to waits up to one hour. In 1997 the County will try recycling latex paint with Murrel Paint located in Bayonne, N.J.
  3. Burlington – Only County to operate a full scale permanent HHW facility in N.J. They managed 400,000 pounds of HHW from 2,000 – 2,500 participants for lower costs than the previous year. They are managing oil-based paints as a universal waste through municipal drop-off sites. The municipalities collect the easier & safer to manage HHW and deliver it to the County facility. The County signs a bill of lading when they receive this waste. The County recycles its own latex paint (low-tech) and sells it for $1.00 per gallon. It goes quickly at this rate. The County recycled 46,000 feet of fluorescent bulbs primarily from schools.
  4. Camden –  Conducted 4 HHW disposal days plus 6 additional paint only days. Wade Environmental was the contractor and the contract was based on a price per pound. The cost were $0.47/pound for HHW and $0.32/pound for paint. For the HHW days they average 800 – 1,000 cars and had 2,200 participants for the paint days. If HHW showed up at the paint days Wade handled it. They have batteries collection sites at schools. The first paint day only had 14 people show up because it was scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day. They started a thermostat collection program through HVAC dealers that is not flourishing. Suggested that the promotion was not adequate.
  5. Cape May – No information posted.
  6. Cumberland – Conducted 3 HHW disposal days. They got some of their sewerage authorities to chip in to pay for one of the events. Wade Environmental was the contractor and they had no problems. The contract was on price per pound and it was for $0.51/pound. They have a school hazardous waste inventory program where they work with schools to help them manage the hazardous wastes internally and then schedule deliveries to the HHW days. They brings oil and antifreeze tanks on-site for bulk containerization. For promotion, they suggest that 8½” x 11″ inserts in newspapers are cost effective but you need to reserve this space early. People show up to the disposal days with these inserts in their hands.
  7. Essex – No information posted.
  8. Gloucester – Conducted 2 HHW disposal days plus 3 paint only recycling days. Wade Environmental was the contractor and did a good job. The contractor was based on a price per pound with costs of $0.49/pound for HHW and $0.37 for paint. The costs for 1996 were down 12% from 1995. They accept up to 200 pounds of hazardous waste from schools and municipalities. Anything over that has to be paid for by the generator.
  9. Hudson – No information posted.
  10. Hunterdon  – Conducted 4 HHW disposal days. They had two contractors during the year, due to bid sequencing and they were Clean Venture and Republic. They averaged 300 cars per event and an average cost per car of $35 – $50. They collect batteries at drop-off sites in schools then inmates sort them by type. They call in C.R. Warner to do oil, antifreeze and diesel fuel collection and recycling during their HHW days. PCB’s in drums of paint and paying for this became an issue in one of their contracts.
  11. Mercer – No information posted.
  12. Middlesex – Conducted 7 HHW disposal days and averaged between 500 and 700 people per disposal day. Radiac Research was the contractor and contract was based on a per car basis. The programs ended up costing approximately $34.00 per car. A participant arrived with crystallized ether late during one of the days causing a closing 15 minutes early. It was safely disposed of by the County’s bomb squad.
  13. Monmouth – Conducted 5 HHW disposal days with both Radiac Research and Wade Environmental as contractors. They have 7 health department employees help on the disposal days. Their permanent facility had its ribbon cutting ceremony in the fall but it is not open yet. Making all of the electrical components in the permanent facility’s building inherently explosion proof has caused several delays.
  14. Morris – Conducted 4 HHW disposal days and had 2,200 participants. The contract was based on a per car plus a setup cost per day. The contract was bid at $0.00 per car and $17,900 per participant. There were no other costs. Collected approximately 250,000 pound of HHW throughout the year. In addition, the County accepted approximately 50 drums of batteries managed by Focus Recycling. It has just started a fluorescent bulb recycling program that has not caught on yet where the County will accept bulbs for $0.15/foot including packaging. It has received its permanent HHW facility permit approval from NJDEP and will be going out for construction bids in January 1997.
  15. Ocean – Conducted 26 HHW disposal days throughout the year and handled 9,900 cars collecting 925,000 pounds of HHW. The contractor was Clean Venture/Cycle-Chem and it was based on a price per pound all inclusive including PCBs. The participants must pre-register and reserve space to go to an event. Feels demand in Ocean has peaked and for the first time they had to try hard to promote the program in order to fill the available appointments. In addition, they take in oil, antifreeze, batteries and empty paint cans at their county recycling center. Managed 40,000 pounds of batteries through Wade Environmental and also recycle 975 gallons of oil/month at the recycling center.
  16. Passaic – Conducted 1 HHW disposal day and had Rem-Tech Environmental as the contractor who did a good job. It was on October 19th which was a day of torrential downpours experienced by several counties but they program went well. The price was bid per pound and the cost per car turned out to be $35.00 per car.
  17. Salem – No information posted.
  18. Somerset – Conducted 4 HHW disposal days. Clean Venture was the contractor and the contract was on a per car basis. They had 2,000 participants for the year and the events cost approximately $20,000 per event. They collect batteries curbside throughout the County and deliver approximately 20 drums of batteries per event for recycling.
  19. Sussex – Conducted 2 HHW disposal days. They serviced more cars this year for less money. Their contract was based on a price/net pound.
  20. Union – Conducted 6 HHW disposal days. Cycle-Chem was the contractor and the price was based on price per pound plus setup per day. The cost was $0.23/pound plus $17,000 setup cost per HHW day. The average cost was $34.00 per car. They averaged between 500 – 800 participants per day. They had a problem of a small leak in a roll-off that was caught on film by a resident and it caused the cancellation of an entire program. They recycled 25 tons of batteries that they collected from drop-off sites for $0.23 per pound. There was a contest between schools to see which one could recycle the most batteries.
  21. Warren – Conducted 2 HHW days where there were 3 simultaneous collection sites throughout the county. EcoFlow, out of North Carolina, was the contractor and did a good job. Managed 80 drums of batteries during the HHW disposal days.