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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
28 May 1996 Riley County Office Building
P.M. Second Floor Meeting
Bollman, Betty Book, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Dan Harden, Roger
Kvasnicka, Alan Ladd, Karen McCulloh, Gary Naughton, John Ott, Bob Rogers,
Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Howard Wilson, Fran Zerby
Clark, Jason Von Schmidt, Beau Burris, Kathy Ellis
Bayer, Mike Brodersen, Dianne Brummet, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, David Horn,
John Hunt, Ernest Jordan, Edmund Kriebs, Bruce McCallum, Dennis Peterson,
Damian Schmidt, Karen Visser
meeting was called to order by Steve Galitzer, Chair and introductions were
call (Attendance sign-up sheet)
attendance sign-up sheet was passed around the table.
and welcome new members
Galizter introduced and welcomed the new SWMC members. They are as
Bayer (Private Industry) replaces Menissa Mesic
Eberle (Private Industry) replaces David Bipes
Horn (Member at large) replaces Larry Ness
of Previous Meeting.
motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of April 23, 1996 as
Motion carried unanimously.
of Waste Reduction with KSU Extension Pollution Prevention
Waters attended the meeting in place of Sheri Davis. Ms. Waters gave the
committee some ideas on Waste Reduction. She feels that we need to educate the
consumers on ways to reduce recycables in the waste stream. One way of doing
this would be to start at the beginning, by changing the consumers buying habits.
Incentive programs are also very effective. The important thing to remember
in recycling is that you have to keep reminding and encouraging people to
continue in their efforts. Ms. Waters also suggested that the committee find easier
and more convenient ways for the community to dispose of Household Hazardous
Waste. Galitzer told the committee that his department was looking into
a possible HHW drop-off on campus.
Waters suggested that the committee conduct a waste stream audit in order to find
out exactly what wastes are running through Riley County’s waste steam and then
set goals on how to reduce it. Steve Galitzer asked William Clark if he would
work with Ms. Waters on devising some type of program and to let the committee
know at the next meeting what costs are involved. Mr. Clark agreed to help.
discussion of Solid Waste Management Plan
Wedel gave a brief overview of the Recycling Conference he attended in Hutchinson.
While at the conference Wedel talked to several county and state officials about
the Solid Waste Management Plan. He was told that there are a lot of changes
at the State level and that there probably will not be a whole lot of guidance.
There was a suggestion made that maybe a rough draft should be sent on
to the State for their review and recommendations. Victoria Silva, KDHE will be
reviewing our plan and would be willing to visit with the Committee and provide
answers to any questions.
told the Committee in order for Riley County to qualify for grant money, there
will need to be something written in the plan. For example Riley County would
most likely qualify for a grant to help fund a percent of the audit as long as it
is documented within the plan.
Ott suggested that someone scan over the SWM Plan and make date corrections.
Also he suggested that the Recycling Chapter feature recycling products
and area events (e.g. Earth Day).
Galitzer asked that the Committee propose a plan at its next meeting to have
the Board of County Commissioners sign a resolution requiring all county offices
to recycle their waste.
education subcommittee will go through the SWM Plan and move all educational
information to its own chapter.
committee would like for Fran and the Education Committee to come up with a
slogan for educational posters and advertising. These could be displayed at
the Farmer’s Market and the Riley County Fair. A suggestion was also
made that maybe this slogan could be printed on T-Shirts for Advertising.
a way to help educate people on the alternative disposal options available, Betty
Book, Refuse Control offered to include this information in their customer letters.
McCulloh suggested that the Education Subcommittee get something out
to each of the moving companies.
Burris, RecycCo, Chapman, Kansas, gave a brief profile of his curbside pick-up
business. RecycCo currently has less then 100 customers in the Manhattan area.
Mr. Burris stated RecycCo is able to verify where all recycables end-up and guarantees
that nothing ends up in a landfill or Transfer Station. Brochures were handed
out to each committee member. Following his discussion a brief question-answer
session took place.
the next meeting there will be a brief meeting on agenda items, then the SWMC
will breakup into subcommittees to continue work on the plan.
date and time for next meeting/adjourn
next S.W.M.C. Meeting will be June 25, 1996 at 7:00 P.M., Riley County Office
Building, Second Floor Meeting Room.