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 Killington’s proportional share in our expenses and income results in a net gain over the past two years. 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.
Killington’s Success in the District
During the implementation of composting in the Town of Killington, the concern of bear presence around compost piles or collection bins comes up frequently. Several restaurants have already started diverting food scraps from the trash, and we provided them with best practices to avoid bear encounters at food scrap bins. We also hosted a compost workshop for residents to help practice bear aware composting.
Additionally, we help with the tracking and reporting of disposal data, certification/permitting of solid waste facilities and outreach to schools and residents. Stay tuned for our compost workshop in the Spring!
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.