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Recycling Committee Minutes 041408
FALMOUTH RECYCLING COMMITTEE

FALMOUTH PUBLIC WORKS

MINUTES

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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