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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.

2008-09-15 – ANJHHWC Meeting Minutes

Location: Ocean County Recycling Education Center, Lakewood, NJ

Call to Order – The meeting was opened by President Alain Fortier at 10:10 a.m. at OCEAN COUNTY RECYCLING EDUCATION CENTER, LAKEWOOD, NJ. Self-introductions followed.

President Alain Fortier:

  1. Thanked John Haas & Ocean County for hosting our meeting.
  2. ANJHHWC members discussed the Lean Thinking presentation made at the July meeting.  Members felt the presentation had a definite industrial orientation.
  3. Vice President Gemenden will find several Lean Thinking aids: CDs, DVDs or books. 
  4. Secretary Vigilante will check with Beth Berglund about posting the Merck Report on the ANJHHWC website.

Electronic Waste Management Act Update was given by Carole Tolmachewich, seems NJDEP did not see the comments that several counties made as necessary.  Carole Tolmachewich and Larry Gindoff agreed to jointly write a letter voicing ANJHHWC concern.

Propane Market – Members requested this information again. Reenee Casapulla, Sussex County gave us the name of a company that is paying her for propane tanks:

Paraco Gas Corporate Office
800 Westchester Avenue, S604
Rye Brook, NY 10573

Phone: 914-250-3700
Fax: 914-251-9444

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.