Event Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 6:30pm

Meeting agenda received and posted on 01/06/2020@10:07am


Agenda for the 353rd Meeting of the Committee, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, 6:30 PM;

Sherborn Town Hall, Rm. 105

  1. Call to order, attendance, and any introductions.
  2. Establishment of quorum, approval of agenda for the current meeting and approval of Minutes of the very brief December 2019 meeting.
  3. Thank‐yous:

‐ Andrea for keeping up with the welcome bin program and the Styrofoam load

- Diane H. for tracking down tonnage reports from vendors and preparing the monthly spreadsheets/graphs

-Amy for initiating compost bucket thread on Next Door Sherborn.

‐ Ron and company for work with recycling and food waste at Transfer Station

‐ DPW crews for continued helping with Transfer Station.

- Charlie for his work for the SRC, including work at the Transfer Station, and on ordering welcome bins

Action Items:

  1. Decision and vote on funds for printing Welcome Bin cards to be printed.
  2. Additional budgetary requests?

Discussion Items:

  1. Upcoming ReTrac report and grant application submission to DEP
  2. Household Hazardous Waste Day and paper shredding 2021 scheduled with Clean Harbors and Highland Shredding for Oct 31 (Halloween!), starting at 8:00 am and ending at noon. Any changes/updates?
  3. Per Amy: Liz Anderson is interested in running a "trash talks" program to educate the town on recycling/disposal, composting, etc. at our TS. Discussion to coordinate this effort.
  4. Food Waste Update: usually five, up to six containers per week. May need to request another container.

General outreach to town:

  1. A. Next Door Sherborn outreach: effect of Amy’s spotlight on kitchen counter compost buckets. B. Review of Andrea’s draft letter for Welcome Bins, including suggestions (updates, useful changes); plan for Amy to format the letter to fit on the reverse side of the recycling card; review text for print job (a few hundred cards with the double-sided recycling/welcome info.)

Information items:

  1. Update about Sherborn's proposed Sustainability Coordinator: any update – response from D. Williams?
  2. Ideas regarding increasing citizen involvement in recycling effort…
  3. 100 welcome bins arrived to TS from Orbis. $1023. based on state FAC87 bid plus shipping.

Non-agenda Ongoing Business/action tracking:

  1. Committee appointments
  2. Signs for Transfer Station – need list of signs with sizes and quantities – C. Tyler project for spring.
  3. Action plan to propose fee increases to $20 for mattresses, $20 for porcelain fixtures, $25 for ACs, $40 for freezers & refrigerators to be approved by the Select Board – 11/10/19 e-memo sent to Sean Killeen.
  4. Transfer Station Rules and Regulations – Committee to review last draft sometime in future.
  5. Commingled and Paper recycling contracts – expired and on hold (under current contract agreements) while the recycling market instability continues. We are paying per-ton for commingled only.
  6. More Than Words update and old Big-Hearted Books bin pickup – MTW empties the bin – no word from Discover Books (BHB successor) about retrieving container or from MTW about furnishing their own.


CALENDAR 2nd Thursday of month at 6:30 PM at Town Hall 2019 Dates: Meeting dates in 2020, Feb 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13 (?), Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10