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GreenYes Digest Thu, 19 Feb 98 Volume 98 : Issue 43

Today's Topics:
Chip Mill Denied
compact disks
Could not connect because there was no CCL specified.
Fwd: Employment Opportunity
GreenYes Digest V98 #15 -Reply
Job Opening
Smart Office
Weight of grass clippings

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 05:21:37 -0800 (PST)
From: "David A. Kirkpatrick" <>
Subject: Chip Mill Denied

CHIP MILL DENIED: A 2/12 Arkansas Public Policy Panel alert reported
the Russellville City Council voted 5-3 to deny Weyerhaeuser a business
license for a chip mill proposed for the Arkansas River. The council's
decision was influenced by citizen concerns regarding traffic, noise
and impacts to tourism in the region. Weyerhaeuser had already
received a permit for an export facility from the US Army Corps of
Engineers. Despite the Council meeting being "stacked with timber
industry employees" and a "polished presentation" from Weyerhaeuser,
the "vote had already been decided thanks to an educated and empowered
public speaking their minds." The APPP works with a coalition of 58
citizen groups, including the Arkansas Watershed Alliance and the
Dogwood Alliance.
Roger Featherstone, GREEN Director
PO Box 40046, Albuquerque, NM 87196-0046
(505) 277-8302 fax, (505) 277-5483

1101 14th St., NW, Ste. 1400, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 682-9400


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 11:51:21 -0500 (EST)
From: "Roger M. Guttentag" <>
Subject: compact disks

Dear Jesse:

In response to your Feb. 10, 1998 e-mail request on CD-ROM recycling I am
forwarding a copy of an earlier message I sent to Tara Pike when she made a
similar information request to the GreenYes list. You may also wish to
contact Tara regarding her current progress on this issue.

Roger M. Guttentag

>Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 09:26:42
>From: "Roger M. Guttentag" <>
>Subject: Re: compact disks
>>Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 08:53:32
>>To: TARA PIKE <>
>>From: "Roger M. Guttentag" <>
>>Subject: Re: compact disks
>>Dear Tara:
>>If I'm not mistaken, compact disks are made with a polycarbonate(PC) resin
with one metalicized surface for the digital coding that is read by the
laser. I believe its this metalic coating that makes CD's hard to recycle.
My suggestions are as follows:
>>1. Try consulting a copy of Resource Recycling's Directory of North
American Scrap Plastics Processors and Buyers. This directory lists
companies by resin handled, geographic location and company name. I would
call all companies that are listed as handling PC that are located in the
Western U.S. (there are no listings for Nevada). Call Resource Recycling at
503-227-1319 for information on this Directory.
>>2. I would also call GreenDisk. Their tel.# is 206-222-7734. They
manufacture recycled computer disks but they also provide software media
recycling services. These services are primarily oriented to software
manufacturers but according to Greendisk they are available (at a cost) to
other organizations that generate waste data media. Perhaps as a way to
improve the economics, you may want to find out if there are other
organizations in your region that also dispose large numbers of CD's For
example, university libraries may be a prime candidate since many now
maintain searchable CD based databases that are periodically updated.
Federal and state agencies may be another possible source. GreenDisk's web
site is
>>Hope this helps. Let the list know how you resolved (or did not resolve)
this situation.
>>Roger M. Guttentag
>>At 11:53 AM 12/3/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>>Is there a way to recycle compact disks?
>>>When computer software came on disks, we could reuse the disks and even
>>>recyle them. Now with software coming on CDs, I am unsure of what to do
>>>with them. Does anyone have suggestions? We have a large amount that we
>>>need to do something with - I would rather not throw them away.
>>>Thank you,
>>>Tara Pike
>>> 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
>>> Tara Pike e-mail:
>>> Rebel Recycling Coordinator phone: (702) 895-1630
>>> University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) fax: (702) 895-4436
>>> (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8 (8
TEL: 215-513-0452
FAX: 215-513-0453


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 23:08:43 EST
Subject: Could not connect because there was no CCL specified.

EPA has recently updated their on-line documents for recycling and solid
waste. Some great stuff! Your tax dollars at work (and I mean that
positively) .

Check out the following:

David Biddle
Philadelphia, PA 19119


- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Construction Products (530-F-97-035,
November 1997)
- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Landscaping Products (530-F-97-034,
November 1997)
- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Non Paper Office Products (530-F-97-033,
November 1997)
- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Pallets (Miscellaneous Products)
(530-F-97-031, November 1997)
- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Park Products (530-F-97-032, November 1997)

- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Transportation Products (530-F-97-036,
November 1997)
- 1997 Buy Recycled Series: Vehicular Products (530-F-97-037, November
- A Resource Guide of Solid Waste Educational Materials (530-B-97-004,
December 1997)
- Catalog of Hazardous and Solid Waste Publications, Tenth Edition
(EPA 530-B-97-003, September 1997)
- Full Cost Accounting for Municipal Solid Waste: A Handbook
(530-R-95-041, September 1995)
- Implementation Of The Mercury-Containing And Rechargeable Battery
Management Act (530-K-97-009, November 1997)
- Jobs Through Recycling Program (530-F-98-001, December 1997)
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Factbook - Internet Version
- Partnerships in Solid Waste Management (530-F-97-050, December 1997)
- Preparing Successful Grant Proposals (530-F-97-051, December 1997)
- Reusable News Bulletin - Fall 1997 (530-N-97-007, November 1997)
- Web Based Version of the Adventures of the Garbage Gremlin Comic Book
- Web Site Version of the Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste
- Use of Monitored Natural Attenuation at Superfund, RCRA Corrective
Action, and Underground Storage Tank Sites (OSWER Directive 9200.4-17,
November 1997)
- UST Notification Form (EPA Form 7530-1)

David Biddle
7366 Rural Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-247-2974 (voice and fax)


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 14:17:44 EST
Subject: Fwd: Employment Opportunity

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Subject: Employment Opportunity
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Dear List Members,

Please pass this job posting on to anyone you think is interested. Thanks.

Program Coordinator

The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Task Force seeks a Program
Coordinator to manage business, administer grants, and implement statewide
HHW education and collection programs. Initial contract is 2 years, salary
range to 35K/yr, office in Bloomington Indiana, w/40% travel. Requires
good communications and computer skills, and degree or training/experience
in at least one of the following; solid/hazardous waste management, human
health, environmental science, public education or management. Complete
position description and application instructions available at 812 659-3788
or 812 354-2924. Letter of interest and resume must be submitted by
February 27th. EEO. Contact any local Indiana Workforce Development Office.

Janet Fox Neltner, Executive Director
Indiana Recycling Coalition, Inc.
P. O. Box 20444
Indianapolis, IN 46220-0444
phone/fax: 317/283-6226



Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:35:29 -0700
From: Amy Creekmur <>
Subject: GreenYes Digest V98 #15 -Reply

What did I forward this to you for ?
Please advise ?


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:32:38 -0800
From: David Assmann <>
Subject: Job Opening

JOB TITLE: Solid Waste Administration and Planning Manager, Solid Waste
Management Program, Office of the City Administrator (Special Assistant
1370), City and County of San Francisco

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: The Solid Waste Management Program is
responsible for overseeing all phases of the management and disposal of
San Francisco's solid waste stream. Major program areas include
recycling, landfill, hazardous waste disposal, and long-term solid waste
management planning. The Program is also responsible for monitoring
the activities of the collection and disposal companies serving San

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Solid Waste
Program Director, assists with planning activities, rate setting matters
and interaction between the City regulated garbage companies and the
Solid Waste Management Program. Performs program design, prepares
reports and plans required by local, state and federal legislation,
writes and manages consultant contracts, and conducts meetings with
community groups, government officials, etc. Responsible for overseeing
management of all fiscal and administrative matters including budget
preparation and monitoring. Generally provides assistance required by
the Program Manager in the execution of his/her duties.


1. Oversee preparation of annual budget and fiscal monitoring.
2. Contract management of solid waste consultants.
3. Manage preparation and approval process for solid waste planning
documents required by the CIWMB. Coordinate completion of solid waste
studies for San Francisco.
4. Provide assistance to City departments in reducing refuse costs.
Assist in negotiation of City departments collection agreements.
5. Contingency Landfill Search. Assist in negotiations.
6. Assisting with the garbage collection and disposal rate review
process and related analyses. Responsible for Rate Board hearings
7. Attending various meetings with the garbage companies and assisting
with coordination and oversight of the companies' activities.
8. Reviewing local, state and federal legislation to assess the impact
on San Francisco's solid waste management polices and programs.
9. Conduct, oversee or assist with general solid waste analysis such
as surveys, facility proposals, service complaint reports and
productivity measurement.
10. Responsible for administration and personnel functions of the
Solid Waste Management Program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Four year college or university degree, with
major work in planning,
environmental sciences, public administration or related fields;


Five years of progressively responsible administrative and/or
supervisory experience in solid waste, hazardous waste, waste water or
other public policy areas dealing with complex and sensitive
environmental regulation issues. Up to three years of administrative
and/or supervisory experience in other fields can be substituted,
however, integrated waste experience is preferred. (Possession of a
Masters or Doctorate degree in Planning, Environmental Sciences, Public
Administration, Business Administration or related fields may be
substituted for 1 to 2 years of experience, respectively).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of California Solid Waste Management
legislation and practices. Experience with local and state government
legislative and administrative processes.


* Ability to design and manage complex public policy planning efforts.
* Ability to manage consultant contracts within budget and time
* Ability to prepare and monitor large public sector budgets.
* Excellent report and letter writing skills.
* Ability to prepare and/or interpret legislative proposals.
* Ability to work well with a wide variety of individuals, including
community activists, garbage company representatives, state and City
regulatory personnel and local legislators.
* Excellent public speaking skills.
* Understanding of and familiarity with regulatory policy issues.

SALARY: 1370 Special Assistant XI- Salary range $52,435-$63,736
Appointment above the lowest step requires approval by the Appointing
Officer and is available only under limited circumstances. This is an
exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover
letter to:
"Solid Waste Admin. & Development Manager" Recruitment
Solid Waste Management Program
1145 Market Street, Suite 401
San Francisco, CA 94103

The deadline for receipt of application is 4 pm on March 6, 1998
(this deadline may be extended).

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority, Women and Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 06:14:05 -0800 (PST)
From: "Amy K. Townsend" <>
Subject: Smart Office

Sorry for the problems with the Smart Office. It seems that some time over
the past few days our server mistakenly deleted the files on our web site.
I'll let you know when it's back up.

Amy Townsend

Amy Townsend
President, Sustainable Development International Corp. (SDIC)
P.O. Box 623
Olney, MD 20830
phone: (301)774-0917/fax: (301)570-9394
Web Site:

At 06:28 PM 2/17/98 EST, you wrote:
>Responding to:
>>>Can anyone tell me the correct address for the 'Smart Office' reference
>>>given a few days ago? The given address (
>>>doesn't work for me.
>For what it's worth, I went to the Smart Office site last week and tooled
>around. Some good stuff worth visiting. The web address you gave above
>was right so I'm not sure what the problem is. I just went there myself
>and no one's home (by the way, they need to come up with better graphics
>than the old text based error in tracking down your address
> Alfred E. Neumann getting ready to shoot his computer or
>David Biddle
>7366 Rural Lane
>Philadelphia, PA 19119
>215-247-2974 (voice and fax)


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 15:25:09 -0800
From: S Gates <>
Subject: Weight of grass clippings

I am trying to get an estimage for the weight (in pounds) of a cubic
yard of grass clippings. I realize that the weight is very dependent on
moisture content and the weight of fresh clippings will be much greater
than clippings that have had a day or two to dry out. Be that as it
may, does anyone have a poundage estimate?

Thanks for your help,
Sharon Gates
Integrated Urban Forestry


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