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Updates Regarding Covid-19

6/19/20

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

HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF

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).

RURAL ROVER COLLECTIONS

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.

6/12/20

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.

ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR DISPOSAL:

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.
Tires
Scrap Metal
Books
Starting Tuesday, June 16-
-Freon-containing appliances: refrigerators/freezers, A/C units, dehumidifiers
-Clothing & shoe donations

NOT ACCEPTED FOR DISPOSAL:
Hazardous waste
-Other items up to the attendant’s discretion

4/9/20

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

PROVIDE CHECKS OR EXACT CASH for payment

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

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 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

PROVIDE CHECKS OR EXACT CASH for payment

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

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.

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.

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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