Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MINUTES OF THE SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013                                                                                       Page 1 of 2

The meeting of the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee commenced at 7:02 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut.


The following Committee members were present:

Bruce Loomis, Chairman

George McDonnell

Todd Ryker

Cynthia Pecca

Eric Frieden

Carol Goldberg

Jeff Stoltman

Don Shea



Chair Loomis stated that First Selectman Gorski is arranging an appointment with Covanta.


Chair Loomis and Members McDonnell and Stoltman will be attending a workshop next week regarding grants.  


Some topics of discussion were:

·         Posting an article periodically in Bethany Bulletin on topics of recycling.

·         Rid Litter Day – make a Boy Scout project.

·         Harvest Fair and Senior Health Fair – make displays about recycling.

·         Talk to Bethany Community School – recycling kid of the week.

·         Committee needs to get involved to Town events to make sure recycling is done.


The following are tasks that were handed out:

·         Member Shea will look into single stream trash pickup.  Check Prospect.

·         Member Ryker will look into the State providing recycling bins for Town Special Events.

·         Member Goldberg will communicate with First Selectman Gorski regarding the handling of money at the recycling center and charging for mattress drop off at bulky waste.

·         Member McDonnell will communicate to Boy Scouts regarding handling of plastic bags from Food Drive on Saturday November 16, 2013.

·         Member Frieden will research the Town of Cheshire regarding the handling of their curbside trash pickup.

·         Member Pecca will research the Town of Orange regarding their single stream pickup.


Members to report back at the next scheduled meeting.


The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.









There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Antonia R. Marek, Staff Support

For the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee