Transfer Station and Recycling
Operations at Pittsford’s Transfer Station, where garbage can be taken and recyclables disposed of, are run by a collection of part-time staff. Running the operation from Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. are Doc Potter, Bobby Fallon, Joe Pomykala, and Wayne Giard.
At a recent Staff meeting, Charlie Rivers, who has worked for the Town of Pittsford for more than 50 years–first on the Highway Crew and more recently as Transfer Station Attendant–was presented with a Proclamation adopted by the Vermont Legislature. Pictured (l-r): Town Manager John Haverstock, Charlie Rivers, Representative Butch Shaw, Senator Peg Flory, Representative Steve Carr and Select Board Chair Hank Pelkey.
NEW! – The Town is pleased to report that the Transfer Station is now accepting used batteries and cell phones for recycling (in a separate, dedicated container). Just bring your item(s) to the attention of the attendants and they will help you drop them in the cardboard box in the proper way. It is quick and easy and earth-friendly!!!
Check out these links describing State law on the handling of garbage and recycling on the local level:
- Solid Waste page: http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid
- Universal Recycling page: http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/universal-recycling
Click here for tips on composting.
State law requires that we begin to divert food scraps from garbage by July 1, 2017… Interested in putting those food scraps to good use while backyard composting? Check out this quick tutorial….
WEDNESDAY 4:00 PM TO 6:30 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM TO 3:15 PM
plus the following:
|ITEM||ACCEPTABLE||DO NOT RECYCLE|
|White Goods and Bulk Metals||NOT ACCEPTED||Accepted by Brown's Salvage
Daily & Sat 9-12
|Demolition Materials & Furniture||NOT ACCEPTED||Sheetrock, shingles, concrete block, deposited at
Rutland County Solid
Transfer Station on Gleason
Must pay a fee.
|ITEM||SPECIAL PROCEDURE||FEE IF APPLICABLE|
|Hazardous Materials||On Hazardous Waste Collection Days scheduled by District|
|Tires w/o rims||Only on Hazardous Waste Day||automobile $1.00
oversize tractor $10.00
|Wood, Christmas trees||Only burnable wood, untreated trees, brush, limbs, etc.|
|Garbage||Only household, residential||Punch cards - see below|
|Batteries and Cell Phones||See Attendant|
Transfer station permit fee is $20.00/year per residence, occupant of multiple residence or business. One punch card for 10, 30-33 gal.bags are included with permit. For additional garbage disposal, punch cards are available for purchase. Punch cards for 10, 30-33 gal. bags are $20.
No cash transactions are permitted at the Transfer Station.
The 2005 Transfer Station Ordinance is now in effect. Copies are available at the Town Clerk’s office.
New Pittsford Transfer Station Permits are due by Nov. 1, 2013. Purchase at the Town Office at 426 Plains Road. See the Town’s Fall Newsletter for details.
Zero-Sort Recycling: As you may have heard, Pittsford is moving toward Zero-Sort Recycling at the Transfer Station this fall. It should be a quicker, more efficient and “greener” experience for all. Stay tuned for more information. Click hereto learn more about Zero-Sort and what it will mean for your visits to the Transfer Station.
- Place all material neatly in the correct container or area or give to attendant.
- No scavenging is allowed in any area due to insurance liability
- Place garbage in compactor
- DEAD ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY DISPOSAL AREA.
- LIVE ASH OR ASHES ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR DISPOSAL.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT RECYCLING OR WASTE DISPOSAL, PLEASE CALL THE TOWN OFFICE – 483-6500
NOTE: There is a container for deposit cans and bottles. Proceeds for the benefit of the Boy Scouts.
Pittsford is a member of The Rutland County Solid Waste District – a union municipal district formed in 1979 for the purpose of providing solid waste disposal services for its member municipalities and their residents through the collection, removal, transportation, disposal, recovery and recycling of solid wastes generated within the district. More information available here: http://rcswd.com/