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Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting



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Michael Orr


Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Agenda
August 12, 2020,
9:15am – 11am

Virtual Meeting. Register to attend by visiting here

Minute Taker: Debby Galef


1.  Housekeeping, 9:15am (10 min)

·         Vote on March Minutes.

·         Procedure for speaking.

·         September Meeting and beyond; is 9:15am the best time to meet?


2. City Updates (30 min)

·         Curbside compost update.

o   New LCA study from EPA on food waste processing options in MA. See here.

·         BYOB Ordinance—reimplemented Aug 10, 2020.

·         New curbside recycling hauler starting Nov 1

o   Yard waste will now extend until Dec 31.

·         HHW on 8/22/20: NEW Location 65 Waverly St (Thank you MIT & Susy!)

·         Recycle Center reopened on Saturdays only.

·         Small Business Recycle Program expanding Nov 1, 2020.


3. Sub-committee report backs (30 min)


4. Next Steps for the RAC in 2020/2021 (15 min)


5.  Closing, 10:35 (15 min)

·         Elections for Chair, Co-chair, Secretary. If interested, please let Mike know by August 28.

·         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 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 in 2020
All meetings will be held virtually until futher notice.

·September 9

·October 14

·November 18 (note the change due to Veteran’s Day Holiday on Nov. 11)

·December 9

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