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Online Permit Process is LIVE!

We had taken the results from our survey to create an Online Permit process to renew or purchase a Gleason Transfer Station Annual Permit at the comfort of your home!

Gleason Transfer Station Permit holders can now purchase their Permit Online at https://pay.eb2gov.com/RutlandCountyVT

Permits are to be renewed annually for the calendar year (January 1st to December 31). Credit cards and checks will be accepted. If you do not have access to the internet, you will need to call the administration offices at (802) 775-7209 from 7:00am to 4:00pm for information on obtaining your annual permit.

To assist you in this process please have your debit/credit card or blank check & Vehicle Registration of the vehicle you will be using to visit our Transfer Station handy when doing your application. After you purchase your permit, you will receive an email with your payment receipt and a link to your annual permit. Print it & bring it with you each time you go to the transfer station. You will be asked to show it each time!

You may also visit us at our Admin Office at 1 Smith Rd, Rutland VT, 05701 to purchase your annual permit. Click on the link to BUY your 2021 permit: https://pay.eb2gov.com/RutlandCountyVT

Updates Regarding Covid-19


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

Rutland City Green Up Day Info

Everyone must call us to dispose of green bags at the Gleason Road Transfer Station. 802-775-7209 x206. Otherwise, you will be charged the full cost of disposal. Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. RCSWD staff may refuse to accept items or to charge appropriately at their discretion.

We are not accepting scrap metal, hazardous waste or Freon containing items. 

Visit greenupvermont.org and get the Green Up App to find out where to pick up and drop-off bags.

Rutland City Green Up Info

Volunteer to clean up Downtown Rutland at Green Up Day 2021!
In partnership with Rutland County Solid Waste District, Come Alive Outside, Rotary Club of Rutland and Rotary Rutland South, the Downtown Rutland Partnership will host a district-wide clean up effort on Saturday, May 1st.
Bags, gloves, light refreshments, and safety vests will be available to pick up at 48 Merchants Row.
Volunteers should follow Vermont Health Department COVID-19 guidance, including social distancing and wearing masks.
Questions? Email info@downtownrutand.com for more information


Make sure to follow safe Green Up practices as well as Covid-19 precautions and requirements. Some include:

-Wear sun protection, masks, gloves and other appropriate personal protective equipment
-Know what to do if you find a needle
-Be Tick Smart


-RCSWD Administrative Office: 1 Smith Rd
Open 7 AM - 4:30 PM; Monday through Friday; Call (802) 775-7209 x206

-Downtown Rutland Partnership Office: 49 Merchants Row
Open 9 AM - 5 PM; Monday through Friday; Call (802) 773-9380

-Kinney Subaru: 128 Rte 7
GUD Dumpster will be available  8 AM - 7 PM Wednesday April 28 till Sunday May 2; Call (802) 775-6900


-Rutland Regional Transfer Station*: 14 Gleason Road
*Must call prior to dropping off (802) 775-7209 x206
Open 7 AM - 3 PM; Monday through Friday

-Kinney Subaru: 128 Rte 7
Open 8 AM - 7 PM Monday through Friday from May 28 - Apr 2, 2021; Call (802) 775-6900

We are Hiring- Part time Transfer Station Attendant at RCSWD

The Rutland County Solid Waste District (RCSWD) seeks several passionate and highly organized self-starters with exceptional planning, project management, and communications skills.

We support best management practices for solid waste management and resource recovery in communities; build capacity in the recycling and composting industries; advocate for better policies; and provide technical assistance to individuals, businesses, educational institutions, and 18 municipal town stakeholders.

Available Positions:

Assistant Transfer Station Attendant

Part-time position 

General responsibilities: The Transfer Station Attendant – (Part Time) is an Energetic professional who does not mind wearing multiple hats. Experienced in handling a wide range of operational and administrative that support related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision.  works at the recycling center/scale house at the Gleason Road Regional Transfer Station.  Duties include assisting customers with recyclables and trash disposal, sorting and aggregating recyclables, assisting with the setting up the drop-off area in the morning and closing it down at night. 

Qualifications: The Transfer Station – (Part Time) should have at least a high school diploma or equivalent; have a clean record and clean driving history; the ability to correctly work a cash register without errors; show a demonstrated ability to perform physical labor, operate a pallet jack, and heavy equipment. The position requires the ability to work well with the public; work independently without direct supervision; complete and maintain reports. Computer experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and good decision-making.
  • Ability to follow direction, and organizational policy and procedures.
  • Ability to assist Transfer Station and district customers in an efficient and courteous manner.
  • Ability to be trained in and obtain a complete understanding, adherence, and commitment to the District safety program.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers accurately.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Ability to operate a cash register, and accurately add the cost of items and return change to customers without errors.
  • Ability to interact and maintain cooperative relationships with employees, customers, municipalities, haulers, schools, businesses, regulatory agencies, and members of the solid waste community.


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

RCSWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

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Questions & Answers from March 2021 Customer Survey!

We thank you for so many to participate in our March survey. The information within it tells us so much. We are in the process of updating our website, which will be a big step in keeping all informed of new things coming to recycling and waste management. In the survey we learn many do know how to sort the materials correctly. This is so important on your visits. It is a huge process we need to keep cost as low as they can be. Currently recycling is free to our customers, which is a good thing. By asking our staff for assisting in teaching, we hope all will become an expert recycler soon.

To see a list of questions and answers that were extrapolated from the survey, please click on the buttons below or you can call us at 802 775-7209 for information.

4.7.21 Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Wed, Apr 7, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)

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