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Minutes – April 6, 2017 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

Ocean County Recycling Education Center

Welcome

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order at 11:15am. Self-introductions followed.

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the January 12, 2017 meeting by Ron Berenato and seconded by Ernie Kuhlwein. There were no comments or changes to the minutes.  All in attendance approved the motion.

NJDEP

Representatives from NJDEP were invited to attend and provide an update – no one attended.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation

Danielle Myers and Ryan Kiscaden from TRC (Thermostat Recycling Corporation) provided an overview of their national collection program.  Despite ceasing the use of mercury in thermostats since 2007, there are still mercury thermostats out there.  The program is funded by thermostat manufacturers and the goal of the program is to keep mercury out of the waste stream by providing an outlet to collect and recycle all mercury containing thermostats that are replaced.  This is an industry funded non-profit program.

TRC currently works in conjunction with HVAC contractors and wholesalers to collect them nationally but are trying to expand collection via Household Hazardous Waste programs. TRC provides a collection bin and free shipment once its full.  Generally the initial fee/container is $25 but if signed up through ANJHHWC the collection bin is free.  Only thermostats are collected – no thermometers or bulk mercury.

Instead of storing old mercury thermostats or tossing them in the trash visit their website or call for participating collections sites: www.thermostat-recycle.org.  Anyone wishing to request a bin should call Danielle Myers directly at 267-513-1726.

Battery Recycling

Todd Ellis explained that customers are now able to recycle single-use batteries with Call2Recycle. Additionally, your rechargeable battery recycling service will transition to a fee-based service model, effective April 1, 2017.

The transition from our “no-cost” rechargeable battery recycling offering to a fee-based service is necessary in order to ensure the long-term viability of our voluntary battery stewardship program. Ultimately, this change will lessen the burden on you, while providing more viable, cost-effective options for both rechargeable and single-use batteries. All aspects of the battery recycling program will be competitively priced to ensure that battery recycling options remain feasible for all customers.

Any of the battery boxes that are in place now at Municipal / County locations will remain free, as long as there is no change (i.e., rechargeable batteries only) but if the site decides to start accepting Primary (single use) batteries, a fee will kick in.

Todd Ellis, Director- Stewardship Programs; tellis@call2recycle.org; Corporate headquarters: 1000 Parkwood Circle, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga.30339

 Paint Care Update

Ed Waters stated that the bill is in the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees awaiting action. It made be amended to include a reporting requirement.

 Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $25,054.62.  Chris Sikorski stated 2017 memberships are coming in.  Diana Vigilante moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Steve Adams seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

Up Coming Events:

SWANA Conference – President Napoleon stated that the annual conference will be held in Atlantic City on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 at the Tropicana Hotel.

Clean Communities Kids Day, Conference and Dinner – May24-26, 2017 at various locations in Essex County were addressed by JoAnn Gemenden.

Spring Conference – May 19 in Massachusetts, Northeast Chapter of NAHMMA at City Hall in Newburyport, MA. Fred Stanger stated he has requested approval from Middlesex County to attend.

ANJR – June 20 is the Golf Tournament in Mercer County and Nov. 4 is the 5-K race at Dukes Island Park in Somerset County.

It was suggested by President Napoleon that ANJHHWC support ANJR with the purchase of two (2) tee signs for the ANJR Golf Tournament as in previous years.  Ernie Kuhlwein made a motion to purchase  two (2) tee signs and Wayne DeFeo seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

Report by the Nominating Committee/Elections

Melissa Harvey read the proposed new slate of officers for 2017:

  • President – JoAnn Gemenden
  • Vice President – Steve Adams
  • Treasurer –Chris Sikorski
  • Secretary – Fred Stanger

A motion to approve the new slate of officers was moved by Wayne Defeo and seconded by Ron Berenato. All in attendance approved the motion.

By-Law Amendment

A proposal to amend the By-Laws to include the past President on the Executive Board for a one year period was discussed by JoAnn Gemenden. A motion to approve this amendment was made by Brian Costantino and seconded by Ernie Kulhwein. All in attendance approved the motion.

 Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.  Wayne DeFeo moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Steve Adams.

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Minutes – September 14, 2016 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

Jenkinson’s Inlet, Point Pleasant, NJ

Welcome

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. He thanked everyone for attending.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the April 6, 2016 meeting by Larry Gindoff and seconded by Chuck Giacobbe.  There were no comments or changes to the minutes.  All in attendance approved the motion.

Treasurer’s Report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $24,237.24.  Chris Sikorski stated all memberships had been received.  Melinda Williams moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Renee Casapula seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

Financial Review: a review of the 2015 financial records was conducted by members Melissa Harvey and Wayne DeFeo and was found to be in order.

NJDEP Update

Ed Nieliwocki from NJDEP stated that all but 5 counties have submitted their 2015 REA grant applications; the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2016.  Ed Nieliwocki said that he is trying to get the 2016 REA grant application out to all counties by the end of this year.  Ed also stated that NJDEP continues with their Data Management program and may have the Transporter Reports online in the near future.

Paint Care Update

Assemblyman Timothy Eustace has replaced Assemblywoman Grace Spencer as the Chair of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.  Ed Waters reported that they do not expect Paint Care Legislation, A1373, to see any movement prior to the election.  Ed said he may try to set up a meeting between Assemblyman Eustace and ANJHHWC leadership to ensure his understanding and support.

Waste Stream Challenge: Radioactive Waste and Single Use Battery Recycling

This discussion was postponed until Tuesday, September 20 at the Recycling Coordinator’s meeting in Ocean County.

Adjournment

 The meeting was adjourned.  Melissa Harvey moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by JoAnn Gemenden.

Minutes – April 6, 2016 Coordinators Meeting

Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Meeting

April 6, 2016

Ocean County Recycling Education Center – 10:00am

 Welcome and Introductions

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

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the January 19, 2016 meeting by Chuck Giacobbe and seconded by Wayne De Feo.  There were no comments on the minutes.  All in attendance approved the motion.

Treasurer’s report

Chris Sikorski provided the Treasurer’s report.  He reported the ANJHHWC’s account balance is currently $22, 873.22.  Chris Sikorski stated memberships are still coming in. Only one outstanding invoice remains to be collected from the DOT training held in February. Monica Gismondi moved to accept the Treasurer’s report and Melinda Williams seconded the motion. All in attendance approved the motion.

DOT Training

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

E-Waste

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

Enforcement Action:

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

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

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

Paint Care Update

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

Waste Stream Challenge: Oxygen Cylinders

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

Next Waste Stream Challenge is Smoke Detectors and Exits Signs.

Website Committee

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

Report by the Nominating Committee/Elections

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

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

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

Social/Meeting Event

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

Adjournment

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

Minutes – Jan. 14, 2016 Coordinator’s Meeting

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

Welcome and Introductions

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

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

Treasurer’s report

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

Paint Care Update

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

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

E-Waste

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

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

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

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

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

Website Updates:

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

President Daniel Napoleon announced several upcoming events:

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

Adjournment

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

2015-09-24 Meeting Minutes

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

Welcome and Introductions

ANJHHWC President Daniel Napoleon called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.  Meeting began with self-introductions.

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

Treasurer’s report

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

Reenee Casapulla, Sussex – Report on Single Use Propane Cylinders

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

NJDEP and E-Waste Update

Guy Watson from NJDEP was not in attendance.

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

E-Waste

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

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

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

Paint Care Update

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

Gary Sondermeyer speaking on Maximizing Your Waste Management Actions

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

President Daniel Napoleon announced several upcoming events:

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

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

Adjournment

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