NOTICE OF MEETING
RECYCLING AD HOC COMMITTEE
TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2020 - 1:00 P.M.
ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING
CALL-IN NUMBER: 346-248-7799
MEETING ID: 823 9914 8295    PASSWORD: 875528

AGENDA

1.

Declaration of a quorum and call meeting to order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Consider for Approval Minutes of the October 27, 2020 meeting

4.

Public comments (limited to three minutes each)

5.

Report from Staff; responses to questions from Oct 27, meeting

6.

Committee Charter – further definition, clarification, and discussion

a. Explicit Roles and Goals
b. Implied Goals and Roles
c. Requests of Clarifications (if any)
7.

Goals for Recycling

a. Historical background; goals and expectations associated with the original funding
b. Discussion of Committee members views of goals and expectation for Galveston’s Recycling Program
c. Brief discussion of the Draft National Recycling Strategy and relevance to Galveston: https://www.epa.gov/americarecycles/us-national-recycling-goals

8.

Establishing a Reference Case baseline

a. Discussion of methods and metrics needed and available to define and describe the measures of success, impact, and cost of the current Recycling Program
b. Discuss the current recycling program alignment relative to the initial funding expectations

9.

General discussion of process (brief straw-man process is below)

a. Definition and Clarification of the Committee Charter
b. Develop an understanding of the status, expectations, constraints, value and impact of the current recycling process
c. Identify goals not captured in the Charter; seek approval for inclusion
d. Define the Committee’s view of recycling value and success; including measures
e. Identify and discuss impacts of trends in recycling and possible responses
f. Identify opportunities to achieve success; including estimates of cost and impact
(Examples: improved education, reduced costs, integrated waste reduction, improved cost/unit waste recycled or reduced, discontinuation of low value activities, enhancement of high value activities)
g. Develop a means of defining and communication value of changes to the Reference Case.  Consider Matrix approach.
h. Develop recommendation to Council with support information
i. Compile and communicate a Report

10.

Request agenda items for future meetings

11.

Schedule future meetings

12.

Adjournment

I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on November 6, 2020 at 12:30 P.M.
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