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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.

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.

2007-04 – Newletter is Issued

Click here to read the 2007 issue of the ANJHHWC’s newsletter, Volume XII, Ussue No. 1.   Stories in this newsletter include: 
  • A spotlight on Middlesex County’s HHW program
  • Bergen County’s new school lab program
  • Summary info on all New Jersey HHW programs
  • 2007 Schedule of New Jersey HHW events
  • Message from our new president, Monmouth County’s Alain Fortier

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



  • 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


  • 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


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



  • 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.

2001-03-01 – ANJHHWC Re-Organization Meeting Minutes

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



  • Rich Baroch, Bergen County
  • Mark Vangieri, Bergen County
  • Fred Stanger*, Middlesex County
  • Carole Tolmachewich, Middlesex County
  • Joel Grimm, Monmouth County
  • Greg Hulse, Monmouth County
  • Larry Gindoff, Morris County
  • Laura Macpherson*, Morris County
  • Ellie Arnould – Tomb, Passaic County
  • Diane DeSanto, Passaic County
  • Diana Vigilante*, Somerset County
  • John Cannata, Sussex County
  • JoAnn Gemenden, Union County
  • Marian Swiontkowski, Union County

* indicates ANJHHWC officer

State – NJDEP

  • Robin Heston
  • Guy Watson
  • Frank Coolick
  • Dana Silverberg


  • Greg Voorhees, Envirocycle
  • Dave Zimet, HESSTECH
  • Shane Thompson, INMETCO
  • Ed Nevins, JVC
  • Kara Kwiatkowski, Newtech
  • Gary Wohler, PSE&G


  • Priscilla Hayes, NJ Solid Waste Policy Group, Rutgers University
  • Lisa Drake, NJ Commerce – Sustainable Business Office
  • Janet Cox, INFORM

Diana Vigilante began the meeting at approximately 9:50 a.m. with introductions.

Election of Officers

The following officers were elected:

  • Ken Atkinson re-elected at President
  • Diana Vigilante elected as Vice President
  • Laura Macpherson elected as Treasurer
  • Fred Stanger re-elected as Secretary

Congratulations officers! A special thank you to the dedicated service of Carole Tolmachewich who kept the books in order as Treasurer for the past three years.

Consumer Electronics – Take Back Proposal:

David Thompson of Panasonic and Frank Marella of Sharp gave a joint presentation regarding the idea of implementing a take back program for consumer electronics. The basic premise is that participating manufacturers will pay the cost to recycle their own brands of consumer electronics and it will be the responsibility of the government (at the various levels) to collect and transport the residentially generated material to the approved demanufacturing vendor(s) identified by the participating manufacturers.

The primary focus of the program is to capture and recycle CRT’s including TV’s and flat panel displays. The program will not include white goods, batteries or fluorescent lamps.

Issues to consider:

  • Identify the most problematic (toxic) consumer electronics and make sure the proposed program includes the items identified.
  • Some counties already have programs in place to recover consumer electronics.
  • We don’t want to undermine or under utilize the existing NJ based demanufacturers.
  • Consider developing a zero export policy (of whole units).
  • What to do with the other brands of consumer electronics that are collected, but not part of the program
  • The cost to transport to Envirocycle – the identified end market.

Another presentation will occur at the NJ DEP on Thursday April 5th where the county Solid Waste Coordinators and Recycling Coordinators will hear the program details.

Dry Cell Battery Recycling – Shane Thompson of INMETCO

Shane Thompson brought to ANJHHWC brochures and showed a 10 minute video demonstrating the recycling process at INMETCO located in Ellwood City, PA.

INMETCO mainly recycles nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium – ion and alkaline batteries and sends lead acid batteries to Exide, lithium to Toxco and both zinc air and mercury batteries to various mercury reclaimers. Silver oxide batteries are stored until there are enough to send them to a recycler.

INMETCO recently began a box collection program that allows generators that sort battery chemistries to send the batteries directly to INMETCO via UPS prepaid shipping containers. Each box is capable of holding approximately 30 pounds. Feedback from those in the audience that use the program was overwhelmingly positive. There is no box system in place for mixed dry cell batteries.

You can reach Shane Thompson at 724.758.2825 or sthompson@inco.com


  • EPR2 (Electronics Product Recovery and Recycling) Conference and The Electronics Recycling Summit will take place April 17-19, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA presented by the National Safety Council (NSC) and the International Association of Electronics Recyclers (IAER). For more info contact the NSC at http://www.nsc.org/ehc/epr2.htm or the IAER at http://www.iaer.org/industryevents.htm You can also contact Candace Levitt from the NSC at (202) 293-2270 ext. 476 or levitt@nsc.org
  • ENTECH 2001 is being held on June 12 – 14 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. ANJHHWC was approached by EHMI (Environmental Hazards Management Institute) to be a sponsor. We agreed to participate which allows us free exhibit space. ANJHHWC will also be having our 2nd Quarter Meeting in conjunction with ENTECH 2001 so mark your calendars now!
  • For more information you can contact ether Kathy Mandsager or Nancy Hellmann of EHMI at (603) 868-1496 or visit EHMI on the web at www.ehmi.org.
  • The national Hazardous Materials Management conference sponsored by SWANA and NAHMMA will take place on September 4-8, 2001 in Portland, OR. For more info contact SWANA at 301-585-2898 or www.swana.org or NAHMMA at www.nahmma.org

 Pending Bills / Legislation

Priscilla Hayes talked about several bills including:

  • A2958 which proposes to ban CRT’s (cathode ray tubes) from the waste stream. The bill mentions HHW collection events / facilities as the outlet for CRT’s but without any funding mechanism. Priscilla is setting up a meeting to meet with Jones, the bill sponsor. Please contact Priscilla if you are interested in attending the meeting.
  • A3250, introduced March 1, 2001 is sponsored by Albio Sires (Hudson) and Leonard Lance (Warren, Hunterdon and Mercer) proposes to ban the sale of mercury thermometers.

You can view the progress and content of the bills by visiting the NJ Legislature web page at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us You can search for specific bills by their number. In the above two cases, you must also type the letter A.

Education Campaign

The development of the education campaign has slowed to a crawl and it is now anticipated that HHW Awareness Month will occur in 2002. Three slogans that are in the running are:

  1. Put Household Hazardous Waste in its Proper Place
  2. Make Your Home Hazard Free – Shop Wisely, Dispose Properly
  3. Haste Makes Household Hazardous Waste… Put it in its Proper Place

Please contact Carole Tolmachewich if you are interested in joining the subcommittee at (732) 745-4170 or mcdswm@superlink.net

Vendor Chat

There were no HHW vendors in the audience.

Solid Waste Policy Group Update

Visit http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~wastemgmt/ or contact Priscilla by calling (732) 932-9155 ext. 233 or hayes@aesop.rutgers.edu

NJDEP Update

Robin Heston reported that there is a new reviewer for the NJ Universal Waste Rule. The rule may be proposed in 3-6 months. Robin also reported that the US EPA is publishing a proposal regarding CRT’s expected by late summer / early Fall.

County Update

  • Atlantic: Contact Monica Dubler at (609) 272-6921 or mdubler@acua.com
  • Bergen: Bergen County will be holding 3 HHW events at $29.99 per car with Clean Venture as the vendor. They will also hold 3 paint only events at 43 cents per pound with Radiac Environmental as the vendor.Bergen County also received permission from the DEP to open a recycling depot in order to collect computers. The computers and related equipment is collected and stored in a 20’ enclosed container and can be used by residents, public works, libraries and schools. The drop-off is free to residents but not for businesses.For more details contact Rich Baroch at (201) 807-8696 or Mark Vangieri at (201) 807-5823 or bergensoldwaste@aol.com
  • Burlington: Contact Ann Williams at (609) 499-5317 or email Allen Winn at awinn@home.com
  • Camden: Contact Jack Sworaski at (856) 858-5241 or sworaski@co.camden.nj.us
  • Cape May: Contact Tony Moncman at (609) 465-9026 or moncmanag@cmcmua.com
  • Cumberland: Contact Dennis DeMatte Jr. at (856) 825-3700 or ddematte@ccia-net.com
  • Essex: Contact Michael Onysko at (973) 857-2350 or monysko@essexutil.com
  • Gloucester: Contact Ken Atkinson at (856) 478-6045 x 14 or katkinson@gcianj.com
  • Hudson: Contact Nick Staniewicz at (201) 795-4555 or recycle@hcia.org
  • Hunterdon: Contact Gloria Schellhorn at (908) 788-1110 or recycle@co.hunterdon.nj.us
  • Mercer: Contact Louis Calisti at (609) 278-8100.
  • Middlesex: Will hold 7 one day HHW events during 2001 at $23,787 per event. Four bids were received for 2001 and Radiac Environmental was awarded the contract. The Paint Drop-off Program will cost 41 cents / pound for 2001. The contractor, Focus Recycling Systems has been absorbed into Clean Venture Inc. and the contract will be serviced by Clean Venture out of their Camden office. A ninth drop-off location will be added beginning April 2001. Middlesex county continues to have a contract with Curbside Inc. / Safety Kleen for the Home Collection of HHW in the amount of $17,500 for one year which includes 100 pick ups at $125 each and 100 pick ups at $50 each (the home owner pays the balance). For more details contact Fred Stanger at (732) 745-4170 or mcdswm@superlink.net
  • Monmouth: Monmouth County generated 460,000 pound at their permanent facility last year at a cost of 11 cents per pound Last year two different vendors were obtained for the permanent facility. For 2001 Clean Venture/Cycle Chem will be handling the lab pack and paint waste and there’s a no landfill policy. Clean Harbors will be handling the flammable gas and Monmouth County is being paid 10 cents / gallon for used motor oil. Antifreeze is at no fee and crushed used oil filters are sold for a nominal price. Two one day HHW events will be held in 2001 at a cost of 82 cents per pound with Radiac Environmental as the contractor. For more details contact: Alain Fortier at (732) 922-2234 ext. 11 or afortier@shore.co.monmouth.nj.us
    Greg Hulse at ghulse@shore.co.monmouth.nj.us
  • Morris: Morris County will be holding 2 one day events in 2001 at a cost of $69.62 per car with Clean Venture as the contractor. Computers will be accepted at the first event but for a fee. There will also be a $5 fee for propane tanks. The permanent facility accepted 1,422 people and 75 tons of material during 2000 at a cost of $100,373. The contract for this year had to be re-bid. The current contractor is Onyx Environmental. For more details contact Laura Macpherson at (973) 631-5109 or lmacpherson@mcmua.com
  • Ocean: Contact John Haas at (732) 506-5047 or ocrecycles@ameri-com.com
  • Passaic: Passaic County plans to hold 2 one day HHW with Clean Venture as the contractor. Passaic also plans to hold 4 one day events to collect computers / electronics. For more information please contact either Diane DeSanto at (973) 305-5738 or Ellie Arnould-Tomb at the same number or arnouldtomb@earthlink.net
  • Salem: Contact Melinda Williams at (856) 935-7900 or mwillscua@mindspring.com
  • Somerset: Somerset County will be holding 5 HHW single day events during 2001. Radiac Environmental Services will be the contractor at $28 per car. Somerset County supplements the HHW program with the First Saturday of the Month Program, where residents can bring recyclables, used motor oil & filters, anti-freeze and tires. For more details contact Diana Vigilante at (908) 231-7681 or vigilant@co.somerset.nj.us
  • Sussex: Sussex County will be holding 2 events in 2001 at 53 cents per pound with Radiac Environmental Services as the contractor. For more information contact John Cannata at (973) 579-6998 x107 or cannata@hotmail.com
  • Union: Union County will be holding 4 HHW single day events in 2001 at a price of $31.40 per car with Radiac Environmental Services as the contractor. Union county will be supplementing the HHW program with an electronics program. For more details contact either Marian Swientkowski at (908) 654-9890 or mswiontkowski@unioncountynj.org or JoAnn Gemenden at the same number above or jgemenden@unioncountynj.org 
  • Warren: Contact Bill Carner at (908) 453-3601.

Next Meeting

In conjunction with ENTECH 2001, which takes place June 12-14 in Atlantic City.