Ocean County Recycles by fdh56iuoui


									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Vol. 12 No. 3
OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Summer/Fall 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                         Ocean County Recycles
                                                                                                                    PRESORT STANDARD
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT                                                                                               U.S. POSTAGE PAID
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Newsletter of the Ocean County Solid Waste Management Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     current site is included in a redevelopment project that will
                                                                                                                                                    COUNTY MOVES FORWARD                                             result in the closure of the former Stafford Landfill.

                                                                                                                                                    WITH RECYCLING PROJECTS                                               “All of these upcoming improvements for both the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Northern and Southern Recycling Centers will enable the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     County to offer its residents an even more efficient,
                                                                                                                                                        ew construction projects continue to move forward
                                                                                                                                                    N   within the County’s Recycling Program. In September
                                                                                                                                                    the Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a contract for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     convenient, and profitable recycling program,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Freeholder James Lacey, Liaison to the Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Solid Waste Management.
                                                                                                                                                    the construction of a 26,000 square foot building for
                                                                                                                                                    processing commingled bottles and cans at the County’s

                                                                                                                Visit our web site at
                                                                                                                                                    Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood Township. The

                                                                                                                                                    contract was awarded to Authentic Construction, Inc., of         OCEAN COUNTY FAIR
                                                                                                               Our e-mail address is
                                                                                                                                                    Manasquan. Construction of the new facility is scheduled

                                                                                                                                                    to begin late this year and will take approximately ten
                                             This newsletter is printed on recycled paper.                                                          months. This facility as well as the construction of a new
                                                                                                                                                    Southern Recycling Center will be funded by using
                                                                                                                                                    Resource Recovery Investment Tax funding and County
                                                                                                                                                    Bond Ordinances.

                                                                                                                                                         In October the Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded
                                                                                                                                                    a five-year contract, effective January 1, 2007, to Waste
                                                                                                                                                    Management Recycle America LLC (WMRA) for the
                                                                                                                                                    expansion, operation and maintenance of the County’s

             Ocean County Recycles                                                                                                                  new and old Materials Processing Facilities (MPF).

                                                                                                                                                        The construction of the new MPF is necessary since
                                                                                            THE OCEAN COUNTY                                        the County’s existing MPF, which is fifteen years old, is
               DATES TO REMEMBER                                                       BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS                                  showing signs of deterioration and new stormwater
                                                                                                         Gerry P. Little, Director                  regulations require materials be contained indoors. The
                                                                                                   John C. Bartlett, Jr., Deputy Director           new MPF will handle bottles and cans while the existing
 Municipal Recycling Coordinators’ Meeting,                                                                   John P. Kelly
 first Friday of every other month, Room 119,                                                               James F. Lacey                          MPF will be retrofitted to operate solely as a paper facility.
 Ocean County Administration Building, 101                                                                  Joseph H. Vicari                        This will extend the life of the existing MPF. New single
 Hooper Ave., 9:15 a.m., November 3, 2006.                                                           Alan W. Avery, Jr., Administrator              stream paper processing equipment will be purchased
                                                                                      THE OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF                                and installed for the existing MPF by WMRA. Also, the
                                                                                          SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT                                    County will pay WMRA to install the equipment in the new
 Solid Waste Advisory Council Meeting, third
                                                                                                     Ernest J. Kuhlwein, Jr., Director              MPF that will process the commingled material.
 Monday of every other month, Room 119,
 Ocean County Administration Building, 101                                                Arthur Burns, Superintendent, Recycling Operations            As part of preliminary construction, the County
                                                                                               John Haas, District Recycling Coordinator
 Hooper Ave., 7:00 p.m., November 20, 2006.                                              Kathleen Avery, Assistant District Recycling Coordinator   completed construction of a remote scale in May at the
                                                                                                     Oren Solon, Planner Trainee                    Northern Recycling Center. This allows trucks coming into
                                                                                                Mary Jerkowicz, Recycling Program Aide
            THE OCEAN COUNTY                                                                                                                        the Center to be weighed more efficiently and quickly in
                                                                                                             PREPARED BY
      SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COUNCIL                                                                THE OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF                    conjunction with the new scale, which was completed at
                   Theresa Lettman, Chairperson                                                    SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT STAFF                     the Center last year. The old scale will be dismantled.
               James M. Boekholt, Jr., Vice-Chairperson                                                   Kathleen Avery, Editor
                                                                                                          PHOTOGRAPHS BY
                                                                                                  THE OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
                                                                                                                                                         The County also plans to construct a new Southern           Freeholder Director Gerry Little (left) stopped by to visit exhibitors at the
 Alvin Burdge          Robert Ingenito       Ernest J. Kuhlwein, Jr.
 Ron Cop               Angela Kacsur         David Most                                               SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT                        Recycling Center in Stafford Township that in addition to        Ocean County Fair in July. Pictured here the Freeholder Director chats with
                                                                                                                 &                                                                                                   Master Composter Howard Nadell who helped man the Ocean County Master
 David J. Ertle, Jr.   Eugene Kobryn         Suzanne Plesnarski
                                                                                             THE OCEAN COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT             its current functions will also handle and bale corrugated       Composter exhibit at the Fair. Many Master Composter volunteers helped
 Greg Feeney           Claire Kontje
 Charles Hesse         Robert Kraft                                                                      PRINTED BY                                 cardboard. A new Southern Center is necessary since the          out with the Fair and enjoyed providing helpful compost tips to visitors.
                                                                                     THE OCEAN COUNTY PRINTING & GRAPHICS ART DEPARTMENT                                                                             More news and photos on the Fair are inside!
                                                                                                                                      ATTENTION MARINA/BOATYARD                                   • waste containment and disposal
COUNTY’S MPF RECOGNIZED FOR                                                                                                                                                                       • stormwater management
                                                                                                                                      OPERATORS--TAKE THE CLEAN
  MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE                                                                                                                                                                          • marina management
                                                                                                                                           MARINA PLEDGE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • marina maintenance modification
      cean County’s Recyclable Materials
O     Processing Facility (MPF) in Lakewood                                                                                           R     ather than address boating and marina                 • siting considerations for new or

                                                                       To report illegal dumping,
                                                                                                                                            related risk through additional regulation,             expanding marinas
Township has once again been recognized,                                                                                              New Jersey has implemented a Clean Marina                   • laws and regulations

                                                                          contact the Ocean
this time for Maintenance Excellence. Waste                                                                                           Program, which is a voluntary-based education

                                                                         County Environmental
                                                                                                                                      initiative that targets marina and boatyard                  The checklist functions as a summary
                                                  Inc., which is                                                                      operators. The program is administered by the            document that allows you to easily score your

                                                                            Crimes Unit at
                                                  the parent                                                                          NJDEP’s Coastal                                          facility to determine whether it qualifies to be
                                                  company of

                                                                                                                                      Management                                               certified as a New Jersey Clean Marina. If you
                                                  Waste Man-                                                                          Program in part-                                         should have questions while completing the
                                                  agement Re-                                                                         nership with the NJ                                      checklist, contact either NJDEP’s Coastal
                                                  cycle America                                                                       Marine Sciences                                          Management         Office or the NJ Marine
                                                  LLC, the op-                                                                        Consortium/NJ Sea                                        Sciences Consortium.
                                                  erator of the                                                                       Grant College Pro-
 Bob McCrann (left) Operations Supervisor for the
                                                  County’s                                                                                                                                        The following Ocean County marinas have
 County’s MPF, also of Waste Management                                                                                               gram. The Clean
 Recycle America and Jeff Folmer, Maintenance MPF,       recog-                                                                                                                                pledged and been certified as Clean Marinas:
 Supervisor, Waste Management Recycle
 America, stand by Waste Management’s nized Ocean
                                                                                   IN MEMORIAM                                        Marina Program provides information, guidance,
 Chevrolet driven by Sterling Marlin at the
                                                                                                                                      and technical assistance to marina/boatyard                 • Baywood Marina, Brick Township
 NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.            County’s MPF                                                                        operators, local government, and recreational
                                                  for main-                                                                           boaters regarding the most effective practices to           • Dillons’ Creek Marina, Island Heights
tenance excellence through their Chase for the                                                                                        protect water quality and coastal resources.                • Green Cove Marina, Brick Township
Waste Management Cup Rewards and                                                                                                      Marina and boat operational and maintenance
Recognition Program. This program                                                                                                                                                                 • Silver Cloud Harbor Marina, Forked River
                                                                                                                                      activities can contribute to nonpoint source
acknowledges the achievement of Waste                                                                                                 pollution by discharging substances such as oil,
Management’s employees in driving customer                                                                                                                                                         The Ocean County marinas listed below
                                                                                     Margaret Livingston                              grease, paint and cleaning chemicals, and fish           have signed a pledge and are pursuing
service interruptions out of the business through                                                                                     waste.
                                                                                         1928 - 2006                                                                                           certification as a New Jersey Clean Marina:
“teamwork, accountability and the usage of                                Former Stafford Township Recycling and Clean
standardized processes to achieve peak                                              Communities Coordinator                               How do you become a designated NJ Clean                 • Manasquan River Club, Brick Township
performance and productivity.” Jeff Folmer,                                                                                           Marina? If all your permits are in order and your
Maintenance Supervisor for the County’s MPF                             The Department of Solid Waste Management, fellow Ocean        marina is in regulatory compliance, complete the            • Margo’s Inn, Manahawkin
and employee of Waste Management Recycle                                  County Solid Waste Advisory Council Members, and the        pledge in the New Jersey Clean Marina
America LLC, guided the County’s MPF towards                            Ocean County recycling community extend their sympathy        Guidebook and the Self-Assessment Checklist,                • Crystal Point Yacht Club, Pt. Pleasant
achieving this recognition. For his efforts, Jeff                      to the family and friends of Margaret who passed away June     which is also included within the Guidebook, and
                                                                          4. Margaret served as Stafford Township’s Recycling &                                                                   • Forked River State Marina
was rewarded by Waste Management with an                                 Clean Communities Coordinator for nearly twenty years,       then set up a site visit by contacting either Tali
NASCAR/WM race package that included                                                 retiring in 2003 from the Township.              Engoltz at NJDEP’s Coastal Management                       • Riverbank Marina, Bayville
tickets to the NASCAR Brickyard 400 Race in                                                                                           Office at 609-633-2201 or Michael Danko at the
Indianapolis in August, which included roundtrip                         Shortly after retiring, Margaret was appointed as a Ocean
                                                                                                                                      NJ Marine Sciences Consortium at 732-872-                   • Jersey Shore Marina and Boat Sales,
                                                                        County Solid Waste Advisory Council Member in 2003. In                                                                      Inc., Brick Township
airfare, hotel accommodations and other prizes.                                                                                       1300, ext. 29. All program materials can be

                                                                             2005, Margaret was recognized by the NJ Clean
Congratulations!                                                       Communities Council for her commitment to her work for the     downloaded at www.njcleanmarina.org.                        • Spencer’s Bayside Marina, Waretown
                                                                        Clean Communities Program and was honored as the first        Marina owners/operators can contact Tali
      or information on
                                                                          Honorary Trustee and lifetime member of the NJ Clean                                                                    • Key Harbor Marina, Waretown
                                                                                                                                      Engoltz or Michael Danko for a full-color bound
     solid waste activities
                                                                         Communities Council. Margaret was the first coordinator
                                                                                                                                      copy of the Guidebook with the Pledge card and
  in Ocean County, call the
                                                                         selected by NJDEP to serve on the Clean Communities
                                                                                                                                      Self-Assessment Checklist included. The                     • Leamings Marine, Inc., Waretown
                                                                        Advisory Committee. Margaret was also honored this past

  Ocean County Solid
                                                                        spring by the Council with a gold medal for twenty years of   Guidebook also provides advice on the following
  Waste Management
                                                                                            service to the program.                                                                                Get on board and take the Clean Marina

  Hotline at 1-800-55-RECYCLE. The
                                                                                                                                                                                               Pledge today! Being a New Jersey Clean Marina

  Hotline operates 24 hours a day,
                                                                          Margaret will be very missed by her fellow recyclers and                                                             is both environmentally responsible and makes
                                                                       will be remembered for her diligence and her commitment to        • vessel maintenance and repair

  seven days per week.
                                                                                                                                                                                               good business sense. Your facility will be more
                                                                              recycling and the Clean Communities program.
                                                                                                                                         • petroleum control                                   attractive to people who care about the health of
                                                                   2                                                                     • sewage handling                                 7   our water, land, and air.
NJDEP’S “HERE TODAY, HERE                           NEW RECYCLING DIRECTORY                                      SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS KEEP BRICK HIGH
 TOMORROW - RECYCLED”                                    NOW AVAILABLE!
                                                                                                                 SCHOOL’S RECYCLING PROGRAM GOING STRONG
AVAILABLE FOR EDUCATORS                           f you missed your copy in the local papers,

    he Department of Environmental
                                                I you can access the current Ocean County                                                                         By Karen Domogauer

T   Protection (DEP) recently updated its
curriculum supplement previously entitled
                                                Recycling Directory either by our website,
                                                www.co.ocean.nj.us/recycle, the Department of
                                                                                Solid Waste Man-
                                                                                                        T     he recycling program at Brick Township High
                                                                                                              School, Chambers Bridge Road, was started 25
                                                                                                         years ago by Mr. Bob Powers’ special education class.
“Here Today, Here Tomorrow” for                                                 agement at 732-          When it first started, the children would collect paper,
educators. “Here Today, Here Tomorrow -                                         506-5047, the            glass and cans from the school and as part of a class
Recycled!” is now available for educators                                       County’s Northern        trip would load a school bus and take their collection to
                                                                                and Southern Re-         the recycling center themselves. The program is still
on-line. It focuses on waste disposal,                                          cycling Centers,
recycling, and other related solid waste                                                                 going strong, but now it is a bit easier since the
                                                                                The County Con-          Township picks up the recyclables.
topics. The supplement was developed by                                         nection at the
DEP’s Bureau of Recycling and Planning                                          Ocean County                 Mr. Powers still heads up the program today with
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sean Rooney emptying a recycling container into the recycling bin.
and its Communications Office. Teachers,        Mall, or at various municipal locations. Below is a      five students who are responsible for the recycling at                       Mike Boback and Tommy Candito are helping out.
youth leaders, naturalists, environmental       listing of the municipal locations that will have        the school. Seniors Sean Rooney and Dan Elmer are
educators, camp counselors and others           copies of the Directory available:                       the head recyclers who can be seen daily walking the
who work with students in grades 1-6 can                                                                 cans and bottles down to the recycling bins in the
                                                     •   Brick Township
                                                                                                         cafeteria. Weekly, Sean and Dan along with Michael
take advantage of this user friendly                 •   Dover Township                                  Boback, Gary Rippa and Tommy Candito empty the
supplement at www.recyclenj.org in a                 •   Lacey Township                                  blue recycling paper bins that have been placed
ready-to-print format.                               •   Lakehurst Borough                               around the high paper usage areas, such as the library

                                                     •   Lakewood Township                               and typing rooms.
                                                     •   Point Pleasant Beach Borough
                                                                                                              Being a special education class, this program
                                                     •   Point Pleasant Borough                          teaches the students the benefits of recycling along
                                                     •   Seaside Park Borough                            with responsibility, independence and socialization
                                                     •   Tuckerton Borough                               skills. The students know that it is important to empty
                                                      The Directory is published annually and            the blue bins and they also know what day this must be
                                                provides important recycling information that            done. It teaches them independence since most times
                                                                                                                                                                                     Gary Rippa pushing the recycling bin down
                                                residents should know. It provides information on        they are sent on their own to complete their job, and the                   the school’s hall.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Attention Readers!
                                                the full range of recycling opportunities that are       socialization opportunities that this activity presents are
                                                available in our area as well as policies, facilities    fantastic.

                                                                                                                                                                                         f you know of a
                                                and programs. Commonly asked questions are               Karen Domogauer is a Paraprofessional at Brick Township

                                                addressed about recycling and other solid waste          High School.

      est wishes to Bob Scheiderman                                                                                                                                                   organization, school
                                                management matters. Get your copy today!

           on a happy and healthy                        o receive the                                                                                                                or business that
                                                                                                                                                                                      deserves recognition
    retirement from Ocean County                        Ocean County                                                                                                                  for their recycling
   government after thirty years of                 Recycles Newsletter,                                                                                                              efforts, please let us
  service. Bob retired August 1st as                contact the Depart-                                                                                                               know, so that they
       Supervisor of the Vehicle                    ment of Solid Waste                                                                                                               can be featured in
    Maintenance Building under the                  Management at                                                                                                                     our Newsletter! Just
                                                                                                                                                                                      e-mail us at ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us
  Vehicle Services Department at the                732-506-5047 or e-mail us at                                                                                                      or contact Kathleen Avery, Dept.
  County’s Northern Recycling Center.               ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us to be                                                                                                   of Solid Waste Management, at
                                                    placed on our mailing list.
                                                                                                        Sean Rooney and Dan Elmer bringing in the empty recycling bin after it was

                                                                                                                                                                                      732-506-5047 for more information.
                                                                                                        emptied into the Township’s recycling truck.

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              ounty staff along with the Ocean
         C    County Master Composters per-
         severed through the blistering heat wave
         during the Ocean County Fair in July and          he Department of Solid Waste Management participated in several events over the summer months to
         greeted visitors, including Freeholder         T  support recycling here at the Jersey Shore. Recycling Program Aide Mary Jerkowicz and the Ocean
                                                        County Recycles exhibit were out and about spreading the good word about the County’s Recycling Program
         Director Gerry Little (pictured right), with
         lots of recycling and composting               and other solid waste management activities.
         information. The Department of Solid                                                            In May the Ocean County Recycles exhibit was at Ocean Fun
         Waste Management and the Master                                                             Days, which was hosted by the NJ Marine Science Consortium
         Composters were well represented with                                                       at Island Beach State Park. The beautiful weather allowed visitors

         very informative exhibits, giveaways, and                                                   to enjoy all the activities and displays from organizations such
         generous assistance from the Master                                                         as the American Littoral Society’s Fish Tagging and Research
                                                                                                     Program, Barnegat Bay
         Composter volunteers. Master Com-
                                                                                                     National Estuary Pro-
         posters Dorothy Alexander, Fred Clayton,                                                    gram, Ocean County
         Joe Pezzano, Bob Scheiderman, Howard                                                        Tourism, and many
         Nadell, Doris Breault, Bob Drewes, Lynn                                                     other environmental ex-
                                                                     Ocean Fun Days,
         Lockwood, Rosalie Meola, Barry Adams,                                                       hibitors. The US Coast
                                                                 Island Beach State Park
         Ben Wurst, Linda Kraft, Garth Michels,                                                      Guard Auxiliary was
         George Meyh, Henni Holcombe, and                                                            also on hand for visitors
         David Melone were on hand to help out          to learn about boat safety. Visitors could also participate in eco and
                                                        guided walking tours to learn about the coastal environment. Also
         with the Fair.
                                                        in May, the Department of Solid Waste Management provided

                                                                                                                                   Dover Township Founder’s Day
            The Department of Solid Waste               recycling information and giveaways made from recycled content
         Management thanks all the volunteers           at Ocean Township’s Founder’s Day.
         and County staff that contributed their                                                       In June the Department of Solid Waste Management helped
         time to the Fair this year. We also wish                                                  celebrate Dover Township’s Founder’s Day with beautiful weather in
         to thank the Parks Department for                                                         downtown Toms River with the Township’s Recycling Coordinator
                                                                                                   Dorothy Alexander. This year’s theme was “The Good Life--
         their efforts in keeping the fair grounds
                                                                                                   Welcome Hometown Heroes.” A parade was followed by a street
         at the Robert J. Miller Airpark neat
                                                                                                   fair with many exhibitors, craft and food vendors, and musical
         and clean. See                                                                            entertainment. Also in June the Ocean County Recycles exhibit was
         you next year!                                                                            at the Health and Safety Fair held at the Lakehurst Naval Base
                                                                                                   auditorium. Intern Kevin Shinn assisted with manning the exhibit.

                                                            Fanta Sea Festival, Beach Haven
                                                                                                        In July the Department of Solid Waste Management joined
                                                                                                     many non-profit environmental organizations at the 6th Annual
                                                        Fanta Sea Festival hosted by the Alliance for a Living Ocean. This event helps bring awareness to the public
                                                        on how pollution and trash affects our environment. The Festival had many craft vendors. There was also face
                                                        painting, kids’ crafts, a sea life tank and educational demonstrations.

                                                            In August the Department of Solid Waste Management participated in Long Beach Township’s Waterfest.
                                                        Although this is a small festival, it had a great turnout. The festival was educational and fun for all. The event
                                                        featured recreation and safety organizations that help protect our water quality. The Coast Guard was also on
                                                        hand to give a demonstration of a mock rescue on the bay side. The Department of Solid Waste Management
                                                        added to the fun by providing giveaways made from recycled material.
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