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Summertime at RCSWD

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Welcome Summer!

We are busy as ever at the transfer station! FYI, our permit prices are cut in half starting July 1st, and they last until December 31, 2018. The Gleason Road Transfer station is closed on July 4th in observance of the holiday. We hope you have a happy and safe celebration!

Meanwhile, spent fireworks can go in the trash (after they have cooled down…), but unused, and dud fireworks must be dropped off at our Household Hazardous waste depot or at a town collection event!

 

Event Disposal Support

We can help make your event a low-impact event! You can save money on the disposal of materials, and show your attendees that you care. Call (802) 775-7209 to ask about your upcoming event, or email carld@rcswd.com.

Oh and one more thing…
WATERMELON RIND PICKLES anyone?

Yes, they may sound strange,but I have actually tried them myself! We all know there will be lots of leftover rinds, but if you can’t pickle them, then try to compost them at least.
Here’s a recipe!

John is glad we have food scrap collection now and uses it frequently!

Art and Joe staying busy at the recycling center, as usual!

Barry and Dominic keeping it safe at Hazardous waste.

Minutes – 6-6-18 – Board of Supervisors

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Meeting Agenda: 6-6-18 — Board of Supervisors

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Job Opportunities

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ADDISON COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Transfer Station Operator II

Full-Time Position

Transfer Station Operator wanted for immediate hire. Work as part of a team at the District Transfer Station and HazWaste Center in Middlebury, VT. This position will spend time between handling household hazardous waste and small business (CEG) hazardous waste and working in the Transfer Station yard. Qualified applicants will have to meet all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Requirements, possess a clean driving record, and obtain a CDL endorsement prior to employment. Also, ability to:  lift 50 lbs; be medically cleared and fit-tested for respirator use; operate heavy equipment (backhoe, wheel loader, forklift), and drive a box truck and tractor-trailers (in yard only). Must be a reliable team player, able to communicate effectively and cordially with co-workers, customers and the general public. A high school diploma or equivalent, as well as reading skills (ability to read chemical labels), communication skills, math aptitude, and familiarity with computers are required. Work an avg. 38-hr work week:  Mon–Fri, 6:45 am – 3:15 pm and Sat, 7:45 am – 1:15 pm. (Sun. and one weekday off, with occasional overtime.)

We offer a competitive wage, along with a superior benefit package, including: paid leave; health, vision, life, disability and dental insurance; retirement savings plan; uniforms, training and safety equipment.

Call (802) 388-2333 for a job description and application, download it from www.AddisonCountyRecycles.org, or stop by the office at 1223 Rt. 7 South, in Middlebury. Open until filled. To apply: Mail or drop off application to: ACSWMD, Attn: District Manager, 1223 Route 7 South, Middlebury, VT  05753, or email to teri@acswmd.org.

EOE/VPE/ADA

Happy Memorial Day!

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The Gleason Road Transfer Station and Administrative office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Rutland County Solid Waste District sends their sincere thanks to veterans of the military. We wish you and your families the best continuing forward.

Spring Cleaning

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Happy Spring! Don't forget that transfer stations are great resources to help you properly dispose of anything you need to get rid of!
 
Household Chemicals We accept hazardous waste at our Gleason Road Transfer station year round, but if you've been saving up, check this schedule to see when we will be picking up from your transfer station.
Leaf & Yard Debris Did you know that it's illegal to throw away leaf and yard debris in the landfill? Luckily, there are lots of other things you can do with it:
  • Compost it!- adding 2-3 parts leaves and other brown materials to 1 part food scraps in a pile will give you great soil next spring!
  • Drop off at transfer station- Most transfer stations accept leaf and yard waste for free. Depending on the type of debris, our gleason road transfer station may have a charge.
  • Burn it?- Only clean wood (untreated). Burning brush or leaves can put harmful pollutants into the air (and get harsh stares from your neighbors). 
Brush pile
Brush piles at Gleason Road Transfer Station

Meeting Agenda – Board of Supervisors – 2 May 2018

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Minutes – April 4, 2018 – Board of Supervisors

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2017 Annual Report

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Rutland County Solid Waste District Annual Report – Calendar Year 2017

The Rutland County Solid Waste District offers a variety of solid waste, recycling, waste education, household hazardous waste, composting and administrative support programs for our seventeen member municipalities. Some services are also available to non-District communities on a fee for service basis. In addition, the District operates a regional drop-off center and transfer station at Gleason Road in Rutland City. District program, facility and rate information is now available on our web site, www.rcswd.com.

Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP): The District complied with all the ACT 148 requirements and was able to have their SWIP Plan approved of in August of 2015. The SWIP meets the requirements of the State’s Material Management Plan and delineates how solid and hazardous waste will be managed in the District towns for a five year period. The District started to contact local businesses informing them about recycling composting and hazardous waste and the programs that we offer. The District will also be working with local schools on many of these same issues over the next few years.

Waste Disposal: During 2017, residents and businesses in our member municipalities disposed of approximately 34,000 tons of municipal solid waste; nearly all of this was through the District’s master disposal contract with Casella Waste Management. The cost of disposal, handling and transportation from the District Transfer Station at Gleason Road to the landfill was $83.13 per ton. State taxes, district surcharge and the Rutland City Host Community Fee totaled $26.97, for a final disposal cost of $110.10 per ton.

Recycling: The District owns a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), recycling center in Rutland City that is leased to Casella Waste Management for their operations. The MRF accepts seventeen recyclable commodities from transfer stations, commercial haulers and large generators for processing and sale for re-use. The facility currently receives approximately 35,000 tons of recyclables a year. The MRF had switched over to zero-sort in November of 2011. The equipment is designed to handle up to 15 tons an hour with the capability
of expansion overtime. As part of this process, the facility can now take plastics #3 through #7.

Household Hazardous Waste: Rutland County Solid Waste District operates an extensive Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program for district residents. The program operates year-round from the Gleason Road facility, and scheduled collections at twenty town transfer stations through the spring, summer and fall. The HHW program collects and safely disposes of dozens of hazardous, flammable and toxic materials, anti-freeze, pesticides, used motor oil, asbestos, and fluorescent tubes, In 2017 we shipped out 26,570 gallons of HHW. The District also collects electronic waste in 2017 we shipped out 301,546 pounds.
In July of 2014 the District started accepting latex paint as per the new Paint Care Recycling Program. Several local paint stores and hardware stores started accepting it as well. This has been very popular through 2017.

Other Programs: The District also offered other waste management, education and reduction programs, including construction and demolition waste, clean wood and composting. The District is continuing with its “Merry Mulch” program in collecting and processing over 1,200 Christmas trees annually. The District also has been working with and providing recycling materials or information to various local organizations including the Rutland Master Gardener’s Club, the Rutland Dismas House, Rutland Neighborhood Program, Vermont Southwestern Council on Aging, Rutland Hospital, Rutland Women’s Network & Shelter,  the Rutland County Humane Society and the College of St. Josephs specifically on composting programs.
In 2017 the District also sponsored the Conservation Field Day/Science at the Hatchery with the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (RNRCD) and assisted in promoting their seedling tree and bush planting program.

James O’Gorman
District Manager

2018 Update

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Transfer Station Changes

This applies for residents that dispose of items at the Regional Transfer Station on Gleason Road. Household Hazardous Waste disposal will only be available at the Gleason Road Transfer Station for people that purchase permits. Additionally, without a permit, fees will be higher for every program except recyclables, some electronics, white goods, and scrap metal, which are free for everyone. These changes went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Permits can be purchased in-person at the transfer station scale house or household recycling center Mon – Fri from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, or at our office by the Casella Recycling Facility Mon – Fri from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Permits can also be renewed by mail (send to 2 Greens Hill Ln, Rutland VT, 05701) if you are a 2017 permit holder and received our letter.

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