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6-30 E-Board Meeting

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E-Board Meeting
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

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

Green Up Day Info

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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 and some other items at this time. Please see our Reopening Updates for the latest information.

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

GREEN UP, STAY SAFE:

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

PICK UP BAGS:

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

Kinney Subaru: 128 Rte 7
Open 8 AM – 7 PM Monday through Friday; Call (802) 775-6900

DROP OFF BAGS:

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; Call (802) 775-6900

Press Release- RCSWD receives SWIP grant

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Rutland County Solid Waste District
Mark S. Shea, District Manager
802.775.7209
mshea@rcswd.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rutland, Vermont – Rutland County Solid Waste District/ Mark S. Shea, District Manager Presents that Rutland County Solid Waste District receives SWIP Grant (2020)

Rutland County Solid Waste District has received a Grant for 2020 in the amount of $43,319.01 from the Department of Environmental Conservation to assist with the costs associated with the collection, management and disposal of Hazardous Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).  Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes any household products labelled “caution, toxic, danger, hazard, warning, poisonous, reactive, corrosive, or flammable”. These items include paint, cleaners, motor oil, oxidizers, adhesives, epoxy resins, aerosol cans, acids, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, mercury, and more.

This money helps in its compliance with the state requirements of the State Materials Management Plan (MMP) and Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP). 

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Compost

5-6 Board of Supervisors Meeting

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RCSWD Board of Supervisors Meeting

Wed, May 6, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Story of Plastic Screening & Panel Discussion

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"THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it." - storyofplastic.org

How to Take Action

Check out the list of resources we compiled to assist you in making individual and systemic changes in plastic production, use and disposal.

Meet the Panelists:

Candy Jones

350 Rutland County Chapter

Candy is on the steering committee of Rutland county 350. The group is focused on community education in a number of environmental and fossil fuel issues. One of these issues in particular is the link between fossil fuel consumption and plastics manufacturing and use.

More info: 350.org

Marina McCoy

Founder/CEO | Waste Free Earth

Marina McCoy is an award-winning Zero-Waste and Recycling Expert. Her company, Waste Free Earth, builds zero-waste strategies and sustainability-focused content for companies and events throughout the country that furthers their brand and mission. Personally, Marina has been living zero-waste for the past six years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for waste reduction with anyone willing to learn.

More info: wastefree.earth | marinamccoy.com

Photo by Jason Dixson Photography. www.jasondixson.com

Emily Gaynor

Corporate Sustainability Manager
Bee's Wrap

As corporate sustainability manager for Bee's Wrap, Emily manages the company's community and environmental initiatives. One of her recent projects is spearheading Bee's Wrap's mask-making efforts to support frontline workers in Addison and Chittenden counties during the COVID-19 pandemic. She believes that businesses play a key role in facilitating sustainable change for consumers and our environment, and is proud to work for a company that does just that.

More info: beeswrap.com

Protect yourself and avoid waste

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Are you concerned about your material footprint going up with all the single use protective gear? Running out of toilet paper? Check out our tips for conserving those and other items:

-Masks: Many people are making reusable masks to reduce the need to purchase single-use masks so they may benefit healthcare and other essential workers. Ask around or post on Front Porch Forum to see which neighbors may have some!

-Gloves: Just as well, saving single-use gloves for essential workers will benefit everyone. The CDC recommends best practices while running essential errands including frequent hand washing and sanitizing, touchless payment and avoiding frequently touched surfaces or touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Disposable gloves are not mentioned. If using reusable gloves, make sure to wash hands before applying and after removing them.

-Shopping bags: Keep reusable bags in your car and put groceries in your shopping cart loose at checkout. Bring them out to your car and bag items there!

-Toilet paper: Do NOT flush anything except feces, urine and toilet paper. This causes backups and clogs in septic systems as well as municipal wastewater treatment. If you have to get creative to wipe, dispose of other materials in trash bags. Otherwise, here’s an article on toilet paper alternatives.

Wondering about other materials?

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