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All programs at the Gleason Road Transfer Station are now open, except for Hazardous Waste.


Beginning Tuesday, June 23, anyone with an RCSWD permit may schedule an appointment to drop off hazardous waste at 14 Gleason Rd in Rutland. Appointment times are half-hour slots between 11 AM and 2 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays (subject to change and availability).


RCSWD will visit each district town’s transfer station to collect household hazardous waste (HHW) on specified Saturdays. Due to the Covid-19 environment, we have instated new requirements for your participation in this program. These include: prepare a list of HHW to drop-off before arrival, remain in your car until the collection staff allow you to exit, and abide by limits for dropping off reasonable quantities. Please read the following post to see the revised schedule, and before bringing your HHW for drop-off.


STARTING TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020, the Regional Transfer Station at 14 Gleason Road will re-open our programs to accept freon-containing appliances and clothing & shoe donations. See below for what specific items will be accepted or not.

You must unload materials yourself. As we evaluate the success of opening this program, maintaining safety, we will look at when to resume other programs. A slow turn of the spigot will get us through these challenging times together. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

As always, stay tuned to our email list, Front Porch Forum and our social media outlets (Facebook & Twitter: @RCSWD) for the most up to date information.


Trash– Municipal Solid Waste
Recyclables– Please sort before arrival to limit the number of people in this area
Food scraps
Brush, leaf and yard debris
Some Electronics– TVs, computers and peripherals are free for drop-off. Other items have a nominal fee.
Scrap Metal
Starting Tuesday, June 16-
-Freon-containing appliances: refrigerators/freezers, A/C units, dehumidifiers
-Clothing & shoe donations

Hazardous waste
-Other items up to the attendant’s discretion


Some physical and traffic alterations have been made at the recycling center. Follow these procedures for efficiency and safety:

DISPLAY YOUR PERMIT IN PLAIN SIGHTview our price list to have payment ready

VISIT US ON WEEKDAYS– the earlier the better; we are open Monday through Saturday, 7 AM – 3 PM


SORT RECYCLABLES BEFORE DROP-OFF– or leave them home! This helps immensely to speed up the disposal process.


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!


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


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 until further notice per Executive Order 01-20. Regular operating hours are in effect (see below)

Requirements for facility use:

WEAR A MASK when using our facilities

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


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

For immediate updates: Refresh this page, sign up for our email list and follow us on social media


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.

Facility Hours of Operation:

  • 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.

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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Tue, Jun 30, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM (EDT)

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Hazardous Waste Rover Collection Requirements

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As the State starts to open up businesses, RCSWD is prepared for its next step also.  On Saturday morning, June 20, 2020 we will be starting our 2020 HHW Rural Collections Program. This schedule includes the same amount of events as indicated in our annual report. It has just been delayed due to the pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 environment, certain changes in previous years’ processes have been made to align with VBOH/CDC guidance.

In order to use this program, residents must adhere to the following requirements:

All participants must remain in vehicle with a mask on until notified. All materials to dispose of must be organized such that it can be placed upon a table in little time. Do not use garbage bags. A staff member will process paperwork to include contact information. Before arriving to drop off, participants must have a completed, materials drop-off list. This materials list should be legible with each material and volume on it.

When this is completed, participants will be asked to exit the vehicle and place materials on table, and maintain social distancing.  Excessive materials will not be accepted and will be referred to the Gleason Road facility. Nothing will be returned (gas cans etc.). Please leave your pets at home.

RCSWD staff reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that does not follow these requirements.

On Tuesday 23, 2020 our HHW depot at 14 Gleason Road in Rutland will be reopening by appointment only with 24 hours advanced notice. To schedule an appointment on-line please visit  https://www.rcswd.com/hhw/ 

RFP- Transfer Station Excavation Project

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The Rutland County Solid Waste District is requesting contract bids related to proposed wetland remediation work at the District’s Transfer Station at 14 Gleason Road in Rutland. The project requires the removal of fill material that was placed in a wetland and buffer area. The selected contractor shall remove the material (including previously cut trees) as indicated on the plan, regrade and stabilize the areas, dig holes for tree and shrub plantings and establish vegetation on all bare areas. The removed material can be disposed of at the Transfer Station and the District will hire the landscaper for plantings directly and outside of the contractor’s scope of work.

Attached is a set of plans for the project. The project required a wetland permit, and that permit is attached. The selected contractor shall adhere to all conditions associated with the permit as it pertains to their scope of work. All questions related to the project shall be directed to the project’s engineer Craig Jewett, from Otter Creek Engineering. Once a contractor is selected, a preconstruction meeting will be held onsite, prior to construction, to review the project further.

The District deadline for receiving bids on this project is June 25, 2020 at 2:00pm. Insurance coverage for the project includes:
Employer’s Liability:
-Bodily injury, each accident: $1,000,000
-Bodily injury by disease, each: employee $1,000,000
-Bodily injury/disease aggregate: $1,000,000
Contractor’s Commercial General Liability
General Aggregate: $1,000,000
Products – Completed Operations Aggregate: $500,000
Personal and Advertising Injury: $500,000
Price will be based on 1 lump sum price for all work. The owner expects the work to be sustainably complete (ready for plantings) within 1 week of the authorization to proceed.

Bids for this work are due June 25, 2020 at 2:00pm and should be submitted directly to the District’s mailing address: 2 Greens Hill Lane – Rutland VT 05701, attention Mark S. Shea, District Manager, or to Mr. Shea’s email address mshea@rcswd.com with “RCSWD Transfer Station Excavation Project” in the memo field.

Additional documents for review:

Site Plan
Wetland Permit

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6-3 Board of Supervisors Meeting

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The RCSWD BOS 6-3-2020 Scheduled Meeting
Wed, Jun 3, 2020; 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM (EDT)

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Hiring- Assistant Transfer Station Attendant

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General responsibilities:  The Assistant Transfer Station Attendant Part-time (10-20 hrs./week) will assist with general operations of the Rutland County Solid Waste District transfer station.  The work includes general quality control of materials dropped off construction and demolition, clean wood, and brush and leave piles to ensure that customers assisted in our program requirements.  Individual shall help scale house attendant with directing traffic and assisting at the recycling area as needed.  

Qualifications: The Assistant Transfer Station Attendant must be an energetic professional who does not mind wearing multiple hats. Experienced in handling a wide range of operational and administrative duties that support related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision. Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires the ability to work well with the public, directs traffic, have a valid driver’s license with a clean record, be able to operate the truck scales, enter data into computer applications, operate an electronic cash register, make change, complete and maintain reports and records as necessary.

To apply please fill out an application at www.rcswd.com and send it to Mark S. Shea, District Manager at 2 Greens Hill Road Rutland, VT 05701 or via email to mshea@rcswd.com

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