Sargent of Arms, John Brantingham, kicked off the Zoom meeting.   Ken Shadle provided the invocation and John  Brantingham led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.    Roger Ridley provided This Day in History.from Brevard, North Carolina.  President Ed noted the passing of Hall of Fame, Bob Gibson, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Bill Pucciarelli provided the Rotary minute explaining the integration and application of International service to Rotarians.   There was only one brag, Roger Ridley bragged that he had seen seven waterfalls on his cross country trip, including Niagara Falls and Idaho Falls.   Bill Pucciarelli said we still need volunteers for four hour shifts for the Voter Center at Election time.
The club's bylaws have been updated.   They are currently posted on the club's website.   The club will vote to approve them before the end of October.
Jim Harrison announced that the club is going to help with the Nipomo Thanksgiving dinner to feed the homeless.   Kat said the turnout will be muted this year due to the pandemic.    The other organizations helping with the Nipomo Thanksgiving dinner are the Golden State Water, the Lions club, the Boy Scouts, 4H and community churches.
The Raffle Tickets for the Multi-club Mega Raffle and Electronic poster are now available.    George & Ed Harris are distributing the raffle tickets.
The speaker was Jamie Herbon, the Lady Gaga of Trash.  She appeared on Zoom with her cape of trash and a crown donning the green triangle of arrows symbol for Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.    Jamie talked to the club about ways we can reduce trash.   She provided some facts.
4 1/2 pounds of trash are generated for every person in the United States every day.
Landfill space will run out in 2035.
The amount of plastic spoons, forks & knives in the world could wrap around the world 300 times if placed end to end.
Her message was as a society and individuals, we need to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills, by reusing some items, watch what we purchase and recycle what we can.    Her message was we can no longer live in a disposable world.   Her recommendations were to use real china and glasses instead of paper plates and cups.    Use a real dish towel instead of paper towels.   Purchase a silicone lid for refrigerator storage containers rather than use plastic wrap.    Bring your own draw string net bag for produce purchased at the grocery store rather than the plastic bags the store provides.   Rinse out cans and jars that can be recycled and put them in the blue curbside bin.   Plastic containers with the recycle number 1 or 2 can be recycled.
She informed that we can recycle plastic bags and amazon shipping envelopes at Vons.  She recommended we put food waste in the food waste buckets provided by South County Sanitation rather than put the food in the land fill.    The land fill gets so densely packed that air does not get to the food waste in the land fill and it does not decompose quickly, but fills up space.   The food waste from the waste bucket goes into the green waste container that goes out to the curb.   Hazardous waste (batteries, paint, etc ) can be dropped off in Nipomo on Saturdays between 11AM - 3PM and at the SLO dump during regular business hours.   She mentioned that if there is just a small amount of paint left in a paint can, it can be spread out in an old box and thrown away once dried.   The paint is no longer hazardous after it dries.  
Jamie provided a recycling information sheet for her presentation.

Wasteful Information


County of San Luis Obispo – Integrated Waste Management Authority

Brochures, can stickers, general information about solid waste & recycling

870 Osos St, San Luis Obispo




Bottles & Cans – The locations to recycle California Redemption Value (CRV) containers have been severely cut back.  The closest location to Nipomo is AGS recycling, 564 Mesa View Drive, Arroyo Grande (near JJ’s Market)



A relatively new small business is helping residents with repairs versus dispose.  Repair Café Five Cities supports reuse, repair, and waste prevention. Besides saving repairable items from landfill, our Repair Cafe is an amazing community of fixers and volunteers who are generous with their time and talent.

Upcoming Repair Café - Sunday, October 18, 2020, ​Time:  from 1-5 pm

Location:  Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave.


Nipomo Household Hazardous Waste Facility
509 Southland Street, Nipomo, CA
Hours: Saturday 11am – 3pm

For more Information call: (805) 782-8530


Medicines & Prescription Drugs

The following Nipomo pharmacies provide a free disposal program for household over-the-counter and prescription medications, including pills, ointments and lotions. 

Community Health Center Pharmacy (kiosk; use envelope for controlled substances)
150 Tejas Place | (805) 270-1821

CVS (kiosk)
610 Tefft Road | (805) 929-2740

Nipomo Rexall Drug (envelope)
695 West Tefft Street, #E | (805) 929-1929

Vons (envelope)
520 West Tefft Street | (805) 931-1850


Battery, CFL and Thermostat 

The following businesses in Nipomo participate in the SLO TAKE BACK PROGRAM:

Miner’s/Nipomo Ace Hardware

*Chevron Gas Station
*CVS Pharmacy
*La Placita Market
*Stop And Buy

†Nipomo Community Services District

*  batteries only

† CFLs and fluorescent tubes only