We aren’t a publicly traded corporation, but we do strive to make a profit so we can improve our services to better support our members. With every investment and capital gain we make, your town’s “share” in our assets increases.
The chart below shows that Brandon’s proportional share in our expenses and income results in a net gain over the past two year. This will allow us to invest in better equipment, such as an excavator and an online permitting system, and return money to our members as we did this year.
How does the District operate?
As you can guess by our name, we are a union municipal district (similar to a school district) that provides administrative, planning and auxiliary services for our members. Just as a Supervisory Union ensures that each school is in compliance with state and local regulations, we do the same for our member-towns’ transfer stations, haulers and businesses. Beyond that, we provide resources and technical assistance to ensure that everyone has access to necessary solid waste management options.
Brandon’s Success in the District
After some challenges with operations at the transfer station, Brandon has pulled through with a stronger than ever system of solid waste management. The only town in our district to have a certified compost facility, residents and businesses of Brandon make good use of waste diversion opportunities. We help with the tracking and reporting of disposal data, certification/permitting of solid waste facilities and outreach to businesses (the Brandon Inn, Cafe Provence), schools (Neshobe school, OVUM/HS) and residents. Make sure to stop by at our table for the Relaunch Brandon event downtown on May 29 and 30!
Are you getting the full value out of being part of the Rutland County Solid Waste District? Let us know if there’s anything that we can assist with from waste disposal and diversion to attending meetings and presenting on options to save money and help the environment!
Call (802) 775-7209, follow us on social media, and visit our transfer station, 14 Gleason Road, or office, 1 Smith Rd in Rutland.