Attendants: Stearns Stewart, Jim Regula, and Art Nemeth
Wallingford Transfer Station 90 Waldo Lane Wallingford, VT 05773 (802) 446-2524
ATTENTION PARENTS FOR YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY, PLEASE HAVE THEM REMAIN IN THE VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES
Stickers for Vehicles
Vehicles entering the transfer station must display municipal stickers as of September 1, 2017. One free sticker will be included in each property tax bill mailed out in August. Stickers may be purchased after July 1, 2017 at Town Hall at a cost of $3 each for residents who do not receive property tax bills or those who want stickers on two or more vehicles.
Property owners will receive a 50-hole punch card with their property tax bills. Additional cards may be purchased at the Transfer Station or Town Hall at a cost of $20 and $50 each.
Rutland County Solid Waste District is conducting a survey regarding constituents’ knowledge of variable rate pricing, recycling, organics, construction and demolition debris and Household Hazardous Waste. Please take less than two minutes to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S86DB77
Hazardous Household Waste
Rutland County Solid Waste District sponsors two Household Hazardous Waste days at the transfer station each year. This year those dates will be Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day. Residents are allowed to bring their household hazardous waste free of charge to the transfer station.
The Wallingford Transfer Station has Zero Sort recycling, so you no longer have to sort your recyclables. Just drop all your recyclables into in the Zero Sort bin.
The Wallingford Transfer Station will begin accepting residential food scraps on July 1, 2017. For more information regarding composting, click here. Rutland County Solid Waste District sells residential compost bins for $40. For more information, visit http://www.rcswd.com/, or call (802) 775-7209.
Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)
The Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law in 2012, which bans disposal of recyclables (metal, glass, plastics #1 and #2, paper and cardboard) by July 1, 2015; leaf and yard debris and clean wood by July 1, 2016; and food scraps by July 1, 2020.
For more information about Act 148, visit the Department of Environmental Conservation’s web site at http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/universal-recycling.
Residents may bring leaves as well as yard waste under 1-inch in diameter to the transfer station on Saturdays. Yard waste fees: $2 per 30-gallon bag, $30 per yard.
Leaves must be in compostable/biodegradable bags. Bags may be purchased at the transfer station ($1 for 2 bags) or at supply stores like Home Depot (remember, bags must be biodegradable/compostable). Brush, limbs and other yard debris must be no larger than 1-inch in diameter. See transfer station attendants to pay fees before dropping off yard waste in the designated area.
The town of Wallingford belongs to the Rutland County Solid Waste District. Therefore, residents may also bring yard waste to the RCSWD Transfer Station on Gleason Road in Rutland. The district accepts leaves and grass, plus brush up to 24 inches in diameter and unlimited length for nominal fees. The leaves and grass clippings are used in a food waste compost program. The brush is chipped and sold to a biomass facility for the generation of electricity. Screened composted materials is available as a ready-for-the-garden finished product at $20.00 per ton (subject to availability).
Trash Burning Trash burning is illegal in Vermont. The state’s Agency of Natural Resources has a public education effort called “Don’t Burn Vermont” to inform Vermonters about the harmful effects of trash burning, the penalties for violating the law, and low cost and convenient alternatives. You can find out more by visiting their website at www.dontburnvt.org or calling 802-241-3840.
Free Hardcover Book Recycling Offer The RCSWD and GotBooks.com are sponsoring a free hardcover book recycling program. Any Wallingford resident, organization or business may bring to the Gleason Road Recycling Depot hardcover books for recycling at no charge. The books can be dropped off on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays when the Recycling Center is open. There is a box trailer on site where residents can put their books. For more information contact the RCSWD at 775-7209.
NO ENCYCLOPEDIAS, LAW BOOKS, MEDICAL JOURNALS PLEASE!