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4/1/20

Please see our “Public Service Announcement” about limiting transfer station visits to essential items:

We are not trying to make light of our situation, but we hope you can enjoy a smile and a laugh while hearing our message. Thank you to all the essential workers that are risking their lives to serve our communities every day!

3/30/20

Our hazardous waste rural collections are on hold until further notice. Please stay tuned to Front Porch Forum and our media for updates.

3/26/20

Effective immediately, the Regional Transfer Station at 14 Gleason Road will only accept the essential materials for disposal when absolutely necessary. This includes ONLY trash, recycling and food scraps.

Consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order 01-20, the following materials will not be accepted:

-Hazardous Waste (including, but not limited to: paint, batteries, mercury-containing bulbs/devices, motor oil and other auto fluids, pesticides, chemicals, etc.)

-Scrap Metal, Electronics, Freon-containing appliances, Tires, Books, Clothing & Shoes and other donations

-Other materials up to the attendant’s discretion

This is a temporary restriction lasting at least until April 15, per Executive Order 01-20. Regular operating hours are in effect.

Additional requirements for facility use:

DO NOT ENTER if you have COVID-19 symptoms or possible exposure

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE– at least 6’ from other people

UNLOAD YOUR OWN WASTE– employees have been instructed to not handle waste

NO CONGREGATING– leave facility once unloaded

PROVIDE CHECKS OR EXACT CASH for payment

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate concerns associated with COVID-19.

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03/16/20

Our office and the Gleason Road Transfer Station are still operating on a normal schedule. We will not be giving any tours of facilities until further notice. Please stay tuned for any updates by social media or email.

  • Regional Transfer Station, 14 Gleason Rd, Rutland
    • Mon – Sat, 7 AM – 3 PM
  • Administrative Office, 1 Smith Rd, Rutland
    • Mon – Fri, 7 AM – 4:30 PM

Here are helpful guidance resources from:

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

– Vermont Department of Health

– Solid Waste Association of North America

Our staff are following the recommendations therein. We will continue to use recommended Personal Protective Equipment for any potential routine hazards.

Retailers and Redemption centers: Please read the VT DEC press release on temporarily exempting “retailers or redemption centers who fail to redeem beverage containers subject to Vermont’s bottle bill law (10 VSA §1523).”

Assistance for Essential Workers

See a list of people considered essential.

CONNECT TO AVAILABLE CHILD CARE RESOURCES
If you are considered “essential” and need child care for children up to grade 8:
1. Go to this new webform created for essential workers: https://webportalapp.com/webform/essentialworkers
2. Complete the form including your contact information and someone will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss available child care resources.
3. You can also dial 2-1-1 and press “6” to connect to someone about the available resources.
4. If you need child care immediately, call 1-877-705-9008 to be directed to your local Child Care Support Agency.

This connection service for essential workers will be in effect while schools and general child care services are closed due to COVID-19.

What to do if you are sick

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, please consider waiting to dispose of materials at the transfer station until you regain health. If it becomes necessary for you to visit us while you are sick, please practice the recommendations by the CDC/VT DOH, which include:

  • Call your doctor/care provider
  • Stay home and separate yourself from others
  • Wear a facemask
  • Wash hands often with soap and water

Thank you for helping to keep our staff and each other safe and healthy!

For more information:

The VT DOH suggests calling 2-1-1 with any questions about COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel Coronavirus.

Please call us with any further questions about our facilities: (802) 775-7209

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Commemorating Women’s History Month

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Credit: International Solid Waste Association; https://www.iswa.org/women-of-waste/

"Dreams are lovely, but they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change." - Shonda Rhimes

At the RCSWD, we are grateful for the women that work hard every day to lead the organization and keep operations going smoothly. We have highlighted each of them below:

Dawn Remes

Office Manager

Dawn has worked in her position for over 24 years! She takes care of the day-to-day tracking and paperwork from the transfer station and office, and even weighs trucks dropping off and picking up recycling at the Material Recovery Facility. Dawn always has a bright smile and cheery tone to help everyone out.

Vanessa Cable

Transfer Station Attendant

Vanessa is the only woman working as a regular attendant at the Gleason Road Transfer Station. She helps customers dispose of items at the recycling center and hazardous waste depot. Since the fall of 2018, she also collects hazardous waste from residents at surrounding town transfer stations during our rural collection runs.

Jenna Robles

Waste Reduction Program Coordinator

Jenna started her position in December of 2019, and has taken up the reigns with determination. She oversees the transfer station program operations to ensure compliance with regulations and optimal waste diversion. In addition, she tracks and reports at least monthly for most other transfer stations in our district

Women in the Materials Management Industry

The Solid Waste Association of North America has posted several great articles highlighting women working in our industry. We encourage you to read them.

We can't thank Dawn, Vanessa and Jenna enough for their hard work in an industry that the number of women employees has remained steady for years. Some might say it's a "male-dominated" industry, but there is also recognition of the need for diverse perspectives in materials management. Many groups are confident that more women will gain positions of leadership and share in the benefits of the industry as time goes on.

Following are some groups working to promote the success of women in materials management:

 

We also recommend checking out this revolutionary study released on March 26 by FP Analytics: "Women as Levers of Change: How Women are Changing Male-Dominated Industries".

The report examines women's inclusion and impact across 14 legacy industries including the waste sector and could be interesting for your Women’s History Month activities.

Read findings and download the report at WomenAsLeversOfChange.com

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Executive Board Meeting- March 30, 2020

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RCSWD E-Board Meeting
Mon, Mar 30, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Link to join meeting.

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
– One-touch: tel:+13127573121,,524284941#

Access Code: 524-284-941

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Please call with any questions: (802) 775-7209×202

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