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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Thursday, June 30, 2005 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: David Bollman, Kelly Briggs, William Clark, Steve
DeHart, Leon Hobson, Karen McCulloh, Dennis Peterson, Monty Wedel, and John
Others Present: Gary Rosewicz and Julie Winter, Staff
Members Absent: William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Bernie Lickteig, ,
Richard Miller, Taylor Miller, Bob Newsome, Deb Porter, Jeff Walters, Paul
Werle, Judy Willingham, Howard Wilson, Fran Zerby.
McCulloh, SWMC Member acting on behalf of Chairman Steve Galitzer called the
meeting to order.
The sign-in sheet was completed.
Approve the minutes of the previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were approved
as presented with the following changes; correct the cost of brush from $22.00
to $2.20 per ton.
Solid Waste Fund – Finance Report Julie Winter and Leon Hobson presented the 2005 Financial Summary
sheet to members. Hobson discussed a few long range plans for the Solid Waste
Facility. Hobson told the committee that the BOCC would like to maintain a
$200,000 reserve in the Solid Waste Fund. A small discussion followed.
Discuss Rate Changes at the Transfer Station Leon presented the
proposed rate changes at the Riley County Transfer Station. The proposed rate
$36.00 per ton $34.50
Minimum Charge $9.00 $ 8.75
followed over concern of $1.50 per ton increase for MSW.
informed the committee that rates most likely will not be raised again next
Hamm increased their disposal rate from $26.02 to $26.56 per ton as per current
agreement dated June 8, 2000.
Solid Waste Management
June 30, 2005
Peterson moved to recommend that the user fees at the Riley County Transfer
Station be raised as proposed. Kelly Briggs Seconded. Motion passed
Recycling Directory Distribution Julie
Winter informed the committee that the 2005 – 2006 Flint Hills Recycling
Directories were printed and distributed.
E-Waste – Electronic
Waste Recycling Peterson told
the committee that he along with Steve Galizter, recently attended a KDHE
Workshop on E-Waste in Kansas. Governor Sebelius has asked KDHE to have an
E-Waste Recycling Plan on her desk September 1, 2005. Peterson stated that Bill Bider, KDHE is interested in Riley County being a pilot county for the
E-Waste Recycling Program. KDHE is proposing that a $5.00 e-waste surcharge
fee be collected from the consumer at the time of electronic purchases to help
defer the cost of disposing of electronic waste. Peterson told the committee
that KDHE is also proposing to add an additional .25 to .50 cent tipping fee to
administer grants for the purpose of constructing buildings in each of the 105
counties for storing e-waste.
Peterson has contacted two
companies in Topeka interested in taking our e-waste. Woods stated that KSU is
currently taking their e-waste to one of the Topeka companies. Woods would
like to see Riley County and KSU work together on e-waste recycling.
E-Waste consists, of but is
not limited to, the following: computers, keyboards, VCR’s, DVD’s, cell phones,
sewing machines, typewriters, televisions and monitors.
The committee recommended
that Dennis get more information on the disposal of e-waste and to find a reputable
No action was taken on
Commercial Brush Hobson reported back to the committee that the cost
for handling brush at the Solid Waste Facility is approximately $16, 000 to $17,000
for labor & equipment per year which factors out to $2.26 per ton. Hobson
told the committee he would like to implement a $3.00 per ton fee with a
minimum charge of $3.00 for all commercial brush accepted at the facility.
Steve Dehart moved to charge
$3.00 per ton with a $3.00 minimum for commercial brush at the Riley County
Transfer Station. Dennis Peterson seconded. Motion carried 7-1.
SWM – Competitive Plan
Implementation Grant Round #14 Monty Wedel reported that KDHE has found additional revenue to fund another round of the
implementation grants. Wedel told the committee that staff would like to apply
for this round of the competitive grant in order to purchase a compost turner,
expand the already existing asphalt pad and to drill a well close to the pad in
order to add moisture to the compost. Gary Roswicz expanded on the need. A
small discussion followed.
John Woods moved for staff
to work towards the grant and encourages Riley County to move forward on
applying for the grant. Seconded by Steve DeHart. Motion Carried
Gary Rosewicz reported that Riley County now has a KDHE approved “Composting Plan” in place. Once this plan is
implemented and the proper process is in place Rosewicz hopes to see the quality
improve in order to eventually sell compost to the public.
Annual Review of SWM Plan Wedel reported that KDHE has changed the annual
review due date to our anniversary date of July 29 as opposed to calendar
year. Wedel noted that we have four changes to the current plan, they are as
1) Eliminate “Clean
your Files Week”, City no longer sponsors this program due to lack of
2) Change the City
of Manhattan representatives from 5 members to 3 members as allowed by
3) Add E-Waste
4) Add “Composting
The SWMC agrees that the four
items listed above are changes to the SWM plan since the 5 year update. Monty
will complete the annual review and submit it to the state.
Meeting was adjourned.