RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING
June 10, 2009, 4:00 PM
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Last Meeting's Minutes
III. Past Business
a. Corrugated Cardboard to ecoMaine--Vote on Discontinuation
i. Falmouth has a grandfathered arrangement with ecoMaine concerning recycling of corrugated cardboard. The Town takes cardboard that is compacted at the transfer station to ecoMaine outside of the normal recycling program.
ii. In the past, when recyclable markets were better, the Town was paid for the corrugated cardboard so it was collected and delivered separately.
iii. Currently, the Town has to pay ecoMaine to take the corrugated cardboard to cover the cost of having it recycled.
iv. Prior to the Town having to pay for the cardboard to be recycled, the Town earned $1, 600 over six months from this program.
v. The committee discussed whether this program should be discontinued and all corrugated cardboard should be recycled through the silver bullets as in other towns.
IV. New Business
a. Permit Fee increase at Transfer Station vs. Item by Item charge.
b. Missi Labbe--ecoMaine: I asked Missi to attend our June meeting so that we can ask questions and learn more from her regarding business recycling, community collaborations, etc. that some of you have proposed in the past.
a. Businesses/Private Donor Ideas for FHS EAC Silverware.
b. Recruiting--Filling one to two spots/Powerpoint/Website bulletin.
c. Website--Helpful website links added to Recycling page--Bring ideas.
d. Education Programs?
e. Guest Speakers?
VI. Next Meeting Date