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Recycling Committee Minutes 041408



Monday, April 14, 2008

5:00 PM


Roll Call           Present and answering roll call: Sally Bitan, Kelly Fernald, Steve Hendry, Bill McMahon, Satoria Pelton



Item 1              Pre-Work for Mission Statement Discussion


To prepare for the development of a mission statement the committee had some discussions to help stimulate ideas. 


A.  List topics that the committee has been involved with in the past:

·         pay per bag

·         promote recycling and alternative method of household was disposal

·         composting

·         transfer station programs

·         solid waste and recycling in general

·         educational activities

·         curbside recycling

·         recycling at schools


B.  List topics the committee would like to be more involved in:

·         Recycling at schools

·         Business recycling consolidation


C.  List types of groups that could be served by the Recycling Committee:

·         residential

·         schools

·         town offices

·         commercial/business

·         non-profit


Item 2              Develop a Recycling Committee mission statement

The mission statement was not finalized.  Ideas were gathered for consideration.  The theme Reduce/Reuse/Recycle was proposed. 

·         Reduce overall solid waste for the Town of Falmouth

·         Promote Reuse or items that would otherwise end up in waste stream

·         Bump up/increase percent of waste stream (Recycling) that is recycled

·         This will be accomplished through programs, education


Item 3              Preliminary Ideas for the Recycling Committee work plan

Ideas for the work plan were collected as they come up:.

·         Become a resource for commercial partners

·         Support recycling in schools

·         Get website ‘a crackin’

·         Promotion of, education in, and information for reuse.


Item 5              Agenda for May Recycling Committee meeting


·         The next Recycling Committee meeting will be Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:00 PM at Falmouth Public Works. 

·         Complete mission statement (share ideas via e-mail prior to meeting)

·         Finalize the work plan

·         Review recycling rates


Adjourn            The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 PM


Respectfully submitted,

                        Bill McMahon

                        Secretary, Falmouth Recycling Committee






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