December meeting minutes

Glass Ambassadors Meeting (Zoom)

Dec 9, 2020 06:00 PM

 

 

Present (zoom names):

April Sheeley

Diana Goodrich

Jan Demorest

Jack Carpenter - jandvcarpenter@gmail.com 509-929-6103

Drew Houck

Raven Harlin (IOOF Cemetary)

Marte Falshore

Mick

Kristin Ashley

Laura Garcia Bohnet

Suzanne Noble

Kris Ernest

 

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.

 

GLASS CRUSHER

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

 

Processing details

Plastic covers, like on new Fireball bottles, plastic and metal rings around neck need to be removed. Box cutter will be needed onsite.

 

Insurance

Estimate given to Suzanne of $500 per year

Insurance company will require

PPE – eye protection, gloves

Training for all crushers

 

Collecting glass

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? 

filtration

traction

mulch

Not Gallery One - not good for kiln

CWU Art Dept

KEEN

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.

 

OTHER NOTES

Machine will be privately owned so rotary doesn’t have liability

Rotary working on a hold harmless waiver

 

FOLLOW UP

April will end out flyer design and zoom link to commissioner meeting