Republic Services Recycling Facility Tour

Please join NEFAEP, its members and guests as we tour Republic Services Recycling Facility. Tours start at 11:00 a.m. Lunch with a speaker from Republic Services will follow.


Republic Services Recycling Facility Tour and Lunch

July 23, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

7000 Imeson Road, Jacksonville, FL 3221

***Close toed shoes required for tour***

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NEFAEP May Luncheon

Register for the NEFAEP May Networking Luncheon!

Speaker: Darrin McKeehen

Brownfields Coordinator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Mr. McKeehen is the DEP’s Brownfields Coordinator for the Northeast District and a professional geologist in the Waste Cleanup Section.  He has held this position since June 2008. His responsibilities include the coordination of the management and development of the state’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program with the direction of Brownfields Liaison, Kim Walker. Mr. McKeehen works closely with local governments, regional planning councils, community groups and property owners to promote and facilitate the program and associated incentives for the redevelopment of Brownfield sites. Mr. McKeehen has 27 years of professional environmental experience and has been with DEP for the past 16 years. Prior to becoming the Northeast District’s Brownfield Coordinator, he was the Drycleaner Solvent Cleanup Program Coordinator. In addition to his Brownfields responsibilities, he maintains a wide variety of Waste Cleanup projects.  Mr. McKeehen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University.

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TTPF and NEFAEP are teaming up to for a Park Project!


WHEN?     Saturday, May 2, 8:30 am to …

WHERE?    Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Drive

WHAT?    Rebuilding a boardwalk

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?    Adults who can use small hand tools (and others to help go to and from)

PROVIDED?   Tools, work gloves, snacks, and water

RSVP:  Felicia Boyd, TTPF Program and Outreach Director at or text 904-463-1799. (Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 29, so we have your name for the front gate)


Please visit to learn more about the LARGEST urban park system in the United States!

NEFAEP March Luncheon

Please join NEFAEP for its March Luncheon to be held on March 26 from 11:45 am to 1:00 at Buca di Beppo. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Our guest speaker will be Rhoda Shaffer from the Florida Department of Transportation

Topics to be covered:

  • What is a DOT hazardous waste
  • Classifying hazardous material
  • Using the 49 CFR 172.101 Table
  • Preparing the manifest
  • Labeling
  • Placarding requirements
  • Recording Keeping & Training

Rhoda Shaffer Bio:

I started my career as an analytical chemist at a transfer, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) and achieved progressive expertise in a variety of environmental matters. Experience includes developing standard operating procedures, analytical report writing, project management, regulatory compliance, environmental/safety risk assessment, hazardous waste classification and safety training. Throughout my career, I have successfully utilized compliance in EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations.  

AS Chemical Technology – Mary Holmes College; BS Environmental Studies – Chadwick University; REM designation – National Registry of Environmental Professionals and numerous certifications, seminars and courses.


NEFAEP January Open Forum

Happy New Year!

Please join NEFAEP at Abatix for our January Luncheon which will be an open forum style meeting.  We encourage our members to attend with a focus on the things they would like to see happen with NEFAEP in 2015 (Joint Ventures, Presentation Ideas, Luncheon Locations, Social Locations, etc.) We want to give our membership the opportunity to have a voice in the direction of the group!

We are offering a special sponsorship deal for this meeting: $150 to speak about your company and services for 5 – 10 minutes. Contact if you are interested in sponsoring this event. The general audience will speak about their affiliations, events, associations and ideas for 2015.

Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation has agreed to share some information about their group and activities for 2015.  We would like to consider working with them this year on a tree planting or river/park cleaning project. We would also welcome other local non profits to this meeting and encourage them to take the floor for 5 -10 minutes to present on how we can work together or support one another.

Please RSVP for this event. We look forward to hearing ideas and making 2015 great!


Interested in being on the FAEP Board of Directors?

Nominations can be made by November 15th.  In order to be nominated, your chapter must submit a nomination for you to  Members of FAEP can directly nominate themselves the same way.

The elections for three open positions will be held from November 17th to December 15th.  Once the new board is seated, elections of the executive committee will be held during the January 2015 board meeting.

NEFAEP November Meeting

Please join us at the Abatix offices for our November meeting.  Ms. Pamela Fellabaum with Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be speaking on “DEP Compliance Assistance and Waste Minimization/Cost Savings”.

More details can be found at our Events page.

We would appreciate if you could RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount.  Please click here to RSVP by November 18th!