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Re: Household hazardous waste collections

Summit County (Akron) Ohio has had a facility for
some time, on land "donated" or loaned by a local
company.  I am sure you could find someone there
who could tell you about it.  The company involved
is Carter Lumber, the HQ of which is located in
Kent, Ohio.

Ralph E. Cooper, Ph.D., J.D.
14139 Woodstream
San Antonio, TX 78231
-----Original Message-----
From: Moulton, Peter T
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Cc: Moulton, Peter T <Peter.T.Moulton@state.me.us>
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 4:01 PM
Subject: RE: Household hazardous waste collections

>Here is information for setting up a Household
Hazardous Waste Collection
> DAY, but not a permanent facility.  You can go
to the websites mentioned
>for more information.
>Book Review
>Lessons Learned from Four Years of Household
Hazardous Waste
>Collections: 1995-1998
>Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
(AVCOG), Auburn, Maine
>February 1999, 45 pages, free
> This is an extremely valuable and informative
book for any town or
>organization wishing to organize a household
hazardous waste (HHW)
>collection.  The reason it will answer almost any
question you might have
>is probably because AVCOG not only has lots of
experience running HHW
>collections, but has lots of experience helping
other towns and
>organizations organize their  FIRST  HHW
> The authors give a quick, but very detailed
account of the HHW
>collections conducted for the twin Maine cities
of Lewiston and Auburn
>(combined population: 64,000) and 24 surrounding
towns.  The HHW
>collections consist of homeowners packaging the
waste for a safe ride in
>the family car, transporting it to a central
point, and giving it to the
>hazardous waste hauler (who already knows what
the waste is because
>everybody has been pre-registered over the phone
and given an appointment
>time to be at the collection point).  Some of the
helpful hints you will
>receive are the fact some people will bring latex
paints no matter how
>many times you tell them not to (so have town
employees or volunteers
>accept the latex paint before it gets to the
expensive hazardous waste
>hauler you have contracted to accept the wastes)
and the fact people who
>bring in old gasoline from lawnmowers and
outboard motors want their
>containers back.  About the only thing they
missed was the fact you
>should allow 15 minutes for each car, and you
will pick this up when you
>read the request for proposal contained in
Appendix A.
> At 15 pages long, the request for proposal (RFP)
is actually longer than
>the main text of the book.  However, it is
clearer and easier to read
>than the average RFP.  In my private sector days
my company, and others,
>judged the quality of a specification by how
closely packed the bids were
>in the race to be lowest.  By this measure, the
AVCOG RFP was very good
>indeed.  Four out of the five bids submitted were
between $18 and $19 per
>"unit".  (A "unit" is a five gallon pail.)  Such
tightness of bids show
>the contractors knew what they were bidding on
and had few questions.
> This, of course, leads to less questions and
quarrels over costs as the
>collection occurs.
>AVCOG website is   http://www.avcog.org/
>AVCOG is a regional agency serving municipalities
in Androscoggin,
>Franklin and Oxford counties.  Operating funds
are primarily from member
>dues, grants and loan payments.  The HHW
collection and book was funded
>primarily by the USDA, Rural Development and
local dues.
>Peter Moulton is the
default-telephone-call-receiver for HHW questions
>the State of Maine DEP.
>source: spmhhw03.doc
> Please do not contact AVCOG for the book.  (They
are out of copies.)
> Contact me instead.
>Peter T. Moulton
>Division of Technical Services, Bureau of
>State of Maine Department of Environmental
>State House Station #17
>Augusta, ME  04333
>tel. 207-287-8161   Fax. 207-287-7826
>case (upper or lower) does not matter on email
> ----------
>Sent:  Monday, February 14, 2000 1:47 PM
>To:  p2tech@great-lakes.net
>Subject:  Household hazardous waste collections
>Does anyone know of a document and/or website
that shows  information on
>setting up a HHW collection facility at a
landfill.  Is there any
>information out there that is a step by step
process of doing this.  Tips
>for setting up, operation efficiency, recycling,
etc. would be helpful,
>now for a proposal and later for the
implementation. Would be
>Tee Little
>Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
>555 Cordova Street
>Anchorage,  AK  99501
>(907) 269-7586 p
>(907) 269-7600 f