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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 6

Meeting Date: June 13, 2006

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution in support and authorizing submittal of a Regional Application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for a Local Government Household Hazardous Waste Grant – Fifteenth Cycle by the Delta Diablo Sanitation District on behalf of itself and Contra Costa County, Ironhouse Sanitary District and the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg for expansion of the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Prepared by: Karen Wahl, Grant Program Manager
Jon Carlson, Solid Waste Manager

Submitted by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution in support of and authorizing submittal of a Regional Application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for a Local Government Household Hazardous Waste Grant – Fifteenth Cycle by the Delta Diablo Sanitation District on behalf of itself and Contra Costa County, Ironhouse Sanitary District and the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg for expansion of the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On July 23, 2002 Council adopted Resolution 2615 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement between Delta Diablo Sanitary District, Contra Costa County, Ironhouse Sanitary District and the Cities of Antioch, Brentwood and Pittsburg for household hazardous waste collection services.

BACKGROUND
The California Integrated Waste Management Board offers Local Government Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) grants to help local governments establish or expand HHW facilities or develop innovative collection programs for new waste types. Delta Diablo Sanitation District (DDSD) received a $150,796 Household Hazardous Waste grant from the 11th Cycle CIWMB funding program for construction of the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Since 2002, the cities of Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg, Contra Costa County and Ironhouse Sanitary District have agreed to jointly provide household hazardous waste collection services for East Contra Costa County.

On February 9, 2006 it became illegal for California households to dispose of all forms of “universal waste” (electronic waste, batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment such as thermostats, and fluorescent fixtures) in the trash. The same regulations also apply to small businesses qualifying as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator(s). DDSD proposes submittal of a regional application on behalf of itself and its participating partners for funding to expand the current facility in order to accommodate storage of universal waste, particularly electronic waste, and house a new reuse room that is more customer-friendly. The project will also include landscaping and other measures to improve site aesthetics.

FISCAL IMPACT
Under the 2002 agreement, the City’s share of the facility capital cost is 9.8%, currently $9,401.48 annually. Operating costs are based on actual usage of the facility by Brentwood residents and average another $40-$50,000 annually. These costs have been budgeted in the City’s Solid Waste Enterprise.

The application submitted on behalf of the East Contra Costa County partner agencies and cities will request $300,000 from the Local Government Household Hazardous Waste Grant – 15th Cycle for expansion of the facility. The balance of the capital cost is $400,000 and will be funded by DDSD and repaid by the participating agencies based on the number of housing units; Brentwood’s share is 9.8% or approximately $39,000.

Future operating costs are also expected to increase due to greater exposure and use of the facility by a broader cross section of residents and small business owners (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators) looking for disposal options as they can no longer legally dispose of such items in the trash. Operating costs will continue to be billed based on our percentage of actual users, not a predetermined percentage.

Funding has been requested in the 06/07 mid-budget cycle to cover additional capital and operating costs and is pending approval. If the grant is awarded an agreement will be developed with the concurrence of the partner cities and agencies and brought to Council for consideration.

Attachments:
Resolution
Resolution No. 2615
Agreement dated July 1, 2002

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING AND SUPPORTING THE SUBMITTAL OF A REGIONAL APPLICATION TO THE CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE GRANT – FIFTEENTH CYCLE BY THE DELTA DIABLO SANITATION DISTRICT ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, IRONHOUSE SANITARY DISTRICT AND THE CITIES OF ANTIOCH, BRENTWOOD, AND PITTSBURG FOR EXPANSION OF THE DELTA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION FACILITY

WHEREAS, the Delta Diablo Sanitation District operates the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (DHHWCF) which was designed to provide hazardous waste collection, handling, recycling and disposal services to both residential customers and small businesses that qualify under state regulations as “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator(s); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to SB 939, the City of Brentwood has prepared, adopted and submitted a Source Reduction and Recycling Element which includes duties and obligations to implement household hazardous waste plans; and

WHEREAS, on July 1, 2002 the City of Brentwood, in partnership with the cities of Antioch and Pittsburg, Contra Costa County and Ironhouse Sanitary District, entered into an agreement with Delta Diablo Sanitation District to provide household hazardous waste collection services for East Contra Costa County; and

WHEREAS, effective February 9, 2006 it became illegal for California households to dispose al all forms of electronic waste in the trash; and

WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted Assembly Bill 1220 (Eastin, Statutes of 1993, Chapter 656) which provides grants to local governments to establish and implement waste diversion and separation programs to prevent disposal of hazardous waste, including household hazardous waste, in solid waste landfills; and

WHEREAS, the California Integrated Waste Management Board has been delegated the responsibility for administering the Local Government Household Hazardous Waste grant which includes procedures governing the application by and payment to eligible cities and counties; and

WHEREAS, if awarded, the Delta Diablo Sanitation District will enter into a Grant Agreement with the California Integrated Waste Management Board for implementation of said grant.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood

1. Supports and authorizes submittal of a regional application for the Local Government Household Hazardous Waste Grant – Fiscal Year 2006/2007 to the California Integrated Waste Management Board by the Delta Diablo Sanitation District on behalf of itself and the participating partners.

2. If awarded, the City of Brentwood proportionate share of capital costs are approximately $39,000 and an agreement for payment will be submitted to Council for consideration

3. The Delta Diablo Sanitation District is hereby authorized and empowered to execute all grant documents necessary to secure grant funds and implement the approved grant project.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 13th day of June 2006 by the following vote:
 

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