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Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting



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Mike Orr


Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Agenda
November 10, 2021, 8:00am – 9:30am
Minute Taker: Catrina Damrell
To join meeting:
Web: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/88399786374
Phone: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 883 9978 6374

1. Housekeeping, 8:00am (10 min)
• Vote on October Minutes

2. City Updates (30 min)
• Meeting with Anthony Tuccinardi, Inspectional Services Dept for City of Cambridge.
o Q&A about rodents and how waste disposal impacts rodents
• Other updates (see below)
o Small Biz Compost Pilot
o Yard Waste & The Food Project

3. Sub-committee topics (45 min)
• Sub-committee discussion as a whole
• Discuss next steps

4. Closing, 9:20am (10 min)
• Public Comment
• Action Plan/Decisions
• Announcements

Committee members are appointed by the City Manager. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may speak during the public comment section for up to two minutes. If you wish to speak, please contact Mike Orr at 617 349-4815 or morr@cambridgema.gov by 1pm the day before the meeting. You may also email or mail written comments for inclusion in public comments in lieu of speaking during the meeting. The Committee Chair must grant permission to non-members who request to speak at the meeting.

Meeting Minutes are located online here: CambridgeMA.Gov/Services/Recycling

Upcoming Meetings
All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

• December 8, 2021
• January 12, 2022
• February 9, 2022
• March 9, 2022
• April 13, 2022
• May 11, 2022
• June 8, 2022

City updates

Small Business Compost Pilot:
• 65 businesses are registered to start during the week of November 8.
   41 of those businesses did not compost prior to this program.
• Apprx 22 tons per week are expected to be collected.
   Apprx 12.5 tons/ wk are tons from businesses new to composting.
• On average, businesses report they’ll save $220 per month due to this Pilot.
• RecyclingWorks, a free technical assistance program for businesses funded by the MassDEP, will be assisting DPW in technical assistance. RecyclingWorks helps businesses reduce waste and maximize recycling, reuse and food recovery opportunities.

Yard Waste & The Food Project. Read about this pilot project: https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/publicworks/news/2021/10/thefoodproject

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