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Hiring- Two Positions 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 17 regional municipal town stakeholders.

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume, one writing sample and a completed application form to Mark S. Shea, District Manager at  

Available Positions:

Waste Reduction Program Manager

Full-time, permanent position 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, natural resources, public administration, or a related field preferred; 4 years of equivalent work experience related to sustainability and/or recycling and solid waste programs may be substituted.
  • Four years’ experience supervising staff.
  • Experience in policy developing, coordinating and implementing programs required. Also, working knowledge of budget preparation as it relates to programs and their financial impacts.
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities while coordinating workflow in a deadline-driven and solution-focused environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work well alone as a self-starter who takes initiative, and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and environmental issues. Preference for experience in waste reduction and recycling programs.


Essential Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 40 pounds
  • Ability to operate, or ability to learn to operate a, loader and excavator.
  • Travel and overnight stays are required occasionally to work directly with community partners, attend trainings, and for conferences.
  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, social media platforms, and Google Docs.


Annual salary: $48,000 - $55,000

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Assistant Transfer Station Attendant

Part-time position 

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 and send it to Mark S. Shea, District Manager at 2 Greens Hill Road Rutland, VT 05701 or via email to

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.

Community Food Scrap Share Launches

The Rutland County Solid Waste District, Solid Waste Alliance Communities and 350 Rutland County are pleased to announce the roll out of the Community Food Scrap Share Program. This spring, over 285 people participated in our Composting 101 Workshops.  As an offshoot of this educational project, we have created a community share platform after identifying the need for further opportunities for communities to divert food scraps from the trash. 

Are you unsure how to divert your food scraps from the trash? Anyone that wishes to donate food scraps to be handled elsewhere can register with contact information and town name, giving a food scrap receiver the opportunity to make contact.  

Community Food Scrap Share form

Food scrap receivers (home composters or farmers with animals) can register with contact information and town name, giving a food scrap donor the opportunity to make contact. They can also request, accept and use additional food scraps from neighbors, develop their own systems for drop off, and potentially share in surplus amounts of finished compost in the future.  

This project is a win/win on many levels.  It builds community, keeps food scraps out of the landfill, and diminishes the amount of scraps that the transfer stations need to have hauled to an industrial compost facility.  And it ensures the creation of additional soil and food that will increase our local food security. 

6-30 E-Board Meeting

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Hazardous Waste Rover Collection Requirements

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

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

  • Proof of residency (Driver's License)
  • Must be a resident in the town only

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.

HHW depot at 14 Gleason Road in Rutland will be by appointment with 24 hours advanced notice. To maximize your time, it is recommended that you make an appointment. (Drop-ins are welcome on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

RFP- Transfer Station Excavation Project

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 with “RCSWD Transfer Station Excavation Project” in the memo field.

Additional documents for review:

Site Plan
Wetland Permit

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