ERGC Meeting Minutes
December 9, 2020 - 6 pm - 7 pm
Present (zoom names):
Jack Carpenter - firstname.lastname@example.org 509-929-6103
Raven Harlin (IOOF Cemetary)
Laura Garcia Bohnet
FUNDRAISING & MARKETING
$$ - Currently $4260 towards goal of $7800 from 75 donors
Fred at Recycle shop on Main has agreed to have fundraising thermometer/ graphic in store window so the community can see how much more is needed
Flyers with QR code (code goes to donation page) - almost ready to go
Includes Repair Cafe, Rotary, and IOOF logos
Can hang flyers at local businesses
Flyers are to advertise the raising of funds for the crusher
Deadline for final draft December 20th
Jack will send to Environmental Sustainability group for feedback.
Expleco GL Sand Crusher 2.0
Video from Expleco (https://www.expleco.com/) that shows machine
Direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFiR6GJDjRs&feature=youtu.be
Each bucket = 60 wine bottles
~11 sec per bottle to crush at Manson, but that machine might be older
LOCATION & PROCESSING
Raven – idea for getting machine closer to where pile will be. Empty bucket into wheelbarrow then wheelbarrow to pile (40 sec walk). Bucket when full will weigh about 85lbs
Possible processing hours:
Weekdays & Saturday (six hours a day)
Raven is there 9am-2:30 M-F
So, could start with one crushing day per week with three shifts, 2 people per shift for a total of six crushers
Could set up a donation box
Plastic covers, like on new Fireball bottles, plastic and metal rings around neck need to be removed. Box cutter will be needed onsite.
Estimate given to Suzanne of $500 per year
Insurance company will require
PPE – eye protection, gloves
Training for all crushers
Discussion of limitations on amount of glass that can be crushed and who can give glass. Not able to crush everyone’s glass quickly, but though is not to limit things. Can set expectations that things could take a while, maybe even months to get to everyone on the list. To keep up with demand, we could add ambassadors or be there for more hours. Stage 2, after we get the hang of things, could be “open” days when we accept glass drop-offs.
USING PROCESSED GLASS
Who will find professionals to use this sand?
Not Gallery One - not good for kiln
CWU Art Dept
Raven - can possibly sell items onsite
Marte makes tote bags out of feed bags - maybe it would work for sand bags?
Who will clean and sieve for these professionals' samples?
TRIP TO MANSON (near Chelan)
Try out crusher there in January
Concerns about Covid restrictions or taking separate cars
Maybe Laura Bohnet can go on a Friday
Kris Ernest may also be available (posted in chat)
While in Manson, can make a video and get some hard facts
OTHER NEARBY PLACES WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS PROCESSING GLASS
Leavenworth via 501c3 wasteloop.org - https://www.wasteloop.org/pages/glass-recycling-program
Rotary Club in Chelan - raised $50,000 for higher-level crusher. Looking to use it for sand.
Methow Valley (Twisp)
SUZANNE’S MEETING WITH COMMISSIONERS
Goal: create a focus committee to find uses for glass product and other recycling. Promote idea that we can be on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability. STEM standards that include hands-on projects.
Coordinate Universities with private sector with government as an incubator to create plan. LEED certified city - leader in energy and environmental design. Solid Waste Advisory Board. Suzanne applied to be on board as community representative, hasn’t heard back.
Machine will be privately owned so rotary doesn’t have liability
Rotary working on a hold harmless waiver
April will end out flyer design and zoom link to commissioner meeting