October 20, 2003


The meeting was called to order at 1:33 p.m. by Barbara Smith, City of Temecula.


Members and Guests Present:

Barbara Smith, City of Temecula
Dean Wetter, City of Corona
Eliza Echevarria, City of Moreno Valley
Diane Christensen, County of Riverside
Sandy Bunchek, Riverside County DEH
Debbie Woods, RCWMD
Joe McCann, RCWMD
Mathew Hickman, RCWMD
Jon Fazzio, City of Lake Elsinore
Cindie Doke, City of Riverside
Sung Key Ma, RCWMD
Hans Kernkamp, RCWMD
Kathleen Utter, RCWMD
Janet Moreland, RCWMD
Rosalie Mulé, Waste Management
Cynthia Vant-Hul, City of Corona
Bob Zetterberg, City of Rancho Cucamonga

Staff Present:

Danielle Maxson, WRCOG Staff Analyst I
Barbara Spoonhour, WRCOG, Staff Analyst II


There were no Public Comments.


M/S/C (Echevarria/Wetter) Approve minutes dated August 18, 2003 as presented.


M/S/C (Echevarria/Wetter) Receive and file Items II.A through II.D as presented.

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III.A   Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste Program

        Sandy Bunchek shared a power point presentation reviewing the County’s Household
        Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program for previous years at a variety of sites such as Murrieta,
        Norco, Palm Springs, Murrieta, Calimesa, Hemet, and Canyon Lake. The success of this
        program depends on things such as; good working relationships with cities/contractors and
        flexibility within the program. Ms. Bunchek reviewed the procedures used for their request for
        proposal (RFP) on their five year agreement with their HHW hauler.

        The newest program implemented by the County is the Sharps Collection Program which
        showed a tremendous increase of over 600 pounds in just one year. Ms. Bunchek provided a
        sample of the sharps containers used in their program. Their outreach programs for the free
        containers have been increased by participation in local city events.

        She finalized her presentation and welcomed questions which focused on increases in
        poundage, limitations of materials at locations, funding and lack of it, possibility of e-waste to
        be included with HHW or perhaps a separate e-waste at one location, limitations due to
        summer heat in Riverside County, more specifics on e-waste such as broken glass at time of
        disposal, new state requirement of counting number of CRTs/TVs brought through e-waste

        With no additional questions, Barbara Smith thanked Ms. Bunchek for her presentation.

III.B   City of Rancho Cucamonga Construction/Demolition Waste Ordinance

        Barbara Smith welcomed Mr. Bob Zetterberg from the City of Rancho Cucamonga who
        reviewed their adoption and integration of their new C&D waste ordinance program.

        He began by advising the population of Rancho Cucamonga has increased by over 40,000 in
        slightly more than ten years. He continued with a brief history of the growth in the area
        including businesses that are newly established in the area adding greatly to the waste stream
        in Rancho Cucamonga. Mr. Zetterberg touched on recycling issues, available haulers, and
        the preparation required in setting up a new C & D ordinance program.

        He recommends conferring with several city departments when drafting the new ordinance;
        Legal Counsel, Planning, Public Works, Building and Safety, Engineering, and Waste Division.
        He also recommends including city chambers, building trades, and service clubs during the
        planning stages. Residents and businesses are required to comply on all projects noting
        those that could be exempt.

        Mr. Zetterberg recommends viewing the California Integrated Waste Management’s website
        and he also provided some other websites that could be used for sample ordinances. He
        referred to a reference booklet available for contractors at their counters. It provides valuable
        information on the disposing of a great variety of materials. Mr. Zetterberg welcomed
        questions from the members that touched on the areas of:

               •       Buy-In;
               •       Haulers;
               •       Contractor’s cooperation;

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               •       Pilot programs w/ Public Works jobs;
               •       Assistance from Legal Counsel in preparing the draft ordinance;
               •       1066 time extensions;
               •       Tracking diversion;
               •       Time frame from conceptual to approved ordinance = approximately one year;
               •       Penalties/deposits;
               •       Advantages to builders separating materials on site;
               •       Waste audits;
               •       Administration Fee – flat deposit/ $500 to $2500 based on square footage and
                       value and it will not draw interest.

        With no additional questions, Barbara Smith thanked Mr. Zetterberg for his time.


IV.    Items for Future Agendas


V.     General Announcements

       Cynthia Vant-Hul announced that the Waste Management Forum Annual Conference will be
       held November 6, 2003 at the Clarion Hotel in Anaheim. Discussions will be on Management
       Waste and Water. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The Forum is still looking for additional

       Barbara Spoonhour advised that the soccer balls have arrived for distribution at school

       Diane Christensen attended the SB-20 Workshop in Sacramento on October 16, 2003. Initial
       discussions at that workshop focused on recyclers, disassemblers, handlers and what their
       different functions might be. Another subject discussed at the workshop that could affect local
       government was if consumers would be charged recycling fees. They were advised that local
       governments may not charge a fee. If any fees are charged, this could be considered a
       questionable area. Additional discussion centered on “What is the First Sale?” ; Advanced
       Disposal Fee – where does that fall in the whole picture since the item goes from the
       manufacturer to dealer to installer to business customer. If units are exported out of California,
       is the exporter liable for the fee and they were advised, yes. Manufacturers who pay fees to
       use their own products may use disposal facilities free of charge - for example, Hewlett
       Packard using their own products within their business location. This could, however, be
       challenged in court. The next Stakeholder meeting will be held early in 2004.

VI.    Set Next Meeting

       The next meeting will be held on December 15, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.

VII.   Adjournment

       The meeting was adjourned at 3:23 p.m.

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