WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Thursday, August 18, 2005 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: David Bollman, Kelly Briggs, Jill Dalton, Steve
DeHart, Steve Galitzer Leon Hobson, Karen McCulloh, Bob Newsome, Dennis
Peterson, Jeff Walters, Monty Wedel, Paul Werle, Judy Willingham, Howard Wilson
and John Woods.
Others Present: Gary Rosewicz and Julie Winter, Staff
Members Absent: William Clark, William Eberle, Bernie
Lickteig, , Richard Miller & Fran Zerby.
Galitzer called the meeting to order.
The sign-in sheet was completed. Jill Dalton, SWMC member was introduced to
the committee. Introductions were made around the table.
Approve the minutes of the previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were approved
as presented with the following change(s); add the time adjourned as 8:05 P.M.
E-Waste – Electronic
Waste Recycling - Dennis
Peterson gave a brief overview of the E-Waste Proposal. There are three
companies in Topeka currently taking e-waste. Dennis has toured New Global Com
and plans to tour the other two companies on August 30, 2005. Nemaha County is currently taking e-waste and is working with New Global Com.
Bill Bider, KDHE, has asked Riley County to start a pilot program. Dennis explained that a pilot program only meant
being the first county to try it. Steve Galitzer told the committee not to
plan on funds from KDHE to help fund this pilot program. Depending on new
legislation, grant funds may be available to help counties and recycling
Galitzer told the committee
that we cannot go under any assumption as to what KDHE is going to do. There
may be a point when we have to charge, this could be based on what the company
charges for disposing of the waste.
Monty Wedel suggested that Riley County go alone for a while to
see if we (Riley County) and the recycling company can handle the e-waste.
Peterson is concerned about Riley County’s ties to the other 9 counties in the
Big Lakes Regional HHW Program, they also have an investment in labor,
equipment and the facility currently housing HHW. What message would this
Solid Waste Management
Minutes – August 18, 2005
What impact would this have
on the Solid Waste Fund? Peterson told the committee that there would be no
more labor charges than what are already charged for HHW, the facility currently
has plenty of pallets, and equipment is available for use from the HHW Facility.
Shrink wrap would be the only expense.
Steve Galitzer moved the
committee forward by asking if there was a consensus on the following:
1) Is there a need
for e-waste recycling in Riley County? SWMC agreed
2) Do we agree that all fees charged by the
e-waste recycling company for the disposal of e-waste be passed on to the
people using the program? SWMC agreed
3) Do we want Riley County to set-up a system so that businesses and other government entities pay a
fee for disposal? SWMC agreed
definition – Do we want Riley County to use the definition that Dennis has in
his proposal? SWMC agreed
5) At this point do
we want Dennis to start an e-waste pilot program? SWMC agreed
6) Do we want to leave it up to the BOCC and Dennis Peterson to investigate the possibility of bringing the Big Lakes Regional counties into
the e-waste pilot program at no cost to Riley County? SWMC Agreed
Kelly Briggs moved that
Dennis Peterson take the committee’s recommendations to the Board of County
Commissioners. Karen McCulloh seconded. Motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 P.M.