Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District

Serving the Member Towns of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morrisville, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott, & Worcester

About

LRSWMD est. 1989

Lamoille Soil est. 2017


The mission of the Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District is to reduce the quantity and toxicity of the trash generated and going to the landfill while maintaining or improving overall environmental quality (air, water, and soil), treating customers and employees with respect and operating within a balanced budget.


Board of Supervisors

Meeting Times: All meetings are taking place virtually until further notice. To obtain meeting links, please email manager@lrswmd.org

Executive Committee: As needed and every first Monday of the month. 10:30 a.m., Location TBD

Full Board: Every second Tuesday of the month – except March. 6:30 p.m., Location TBD

Board of Supervisors
Belvidere
Board Member: Cathy Mander-Adams
Phone: 644-5305
Email: cathy.mander@gmail.com
Term: Elected, expires 2022
Johnson
Board Member: Howard Romero
Phone: 802-730-2943
Email: hr@howardromero.com
Term: Elected, expires 2023
Cambridge
Board Member: Dana Sweet
Phone: 644-5470 cell: 373-4650
Email: sweettrucking@myfairpoint.net
Term: Appointed, expires 2022 
Morristown
Board Member: Charles Cooley
Phone: 888-6801 cell: 585-9041
Email: cmcooleyjr@yahoo.com
Term: Appointed, expires 2022
Craftsbury
Board Member: Penelope Doherty
Phone: 586-2486
Email: dohertypc@hotmail.com
Term: Elected, expires 2023
Stowe
Board Member: Willie Noyes
Phone: 253-8552 cell: 279-6520
Email: willies@stoweaccess.com
Term: Appointed, expires 2022
Eden
Board Member: David Whitcomb
Phone: 635-2590
Email: davidwhitcomb2017@gmail.com
Term: Appointed, expires 2023
Waterville
Board Member: Lucas Tilton
Phone: 355-9967
Email: ltitlon@smuggs.com
Term: Elected, expires 2023
Elmore
Board Member: Jane Oliphant
Phone: 888-2072
Email: janeobella@myfairpoint.net
Term: Elected, expires 2023
Wolcott
Board Member: Phillip Wilson
Phone: 641-799-9256
Email: phillipwilson@gmx.com
Term: Appointed, expires 2022
Hyde Park
Board Member: Marilyn Zophar
Phone: 793-4348
Email: maximizetotally@yahoo.com
Term: Elected, expires 2023
Worcester
Board Member: Carl Witke
Phone: 229-0259
Email: carlwitke@gmail.com
Term: Elected, expires 2022

Staff

Employees

District Manager: Susan Alexander, Ph: 888-7317, manager@lrswmd.org

Facilities Foreman/Compost: James Gonyaw, Ph:730-4952, facilities@lrswmd.org or compost@lrswmd.org

Operations Administrator: Joyce Majors, Ph:888-7317, info@lrswmd.org

Outreach Manager: Elly Ventura, Ph: 888-7317, outreach@lrswmd.org

Employment – Outreach Coordinator Job Description

Be part of our team! Start right away! The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District is seeking creative, enthusiastic, and dependable applicants to fill our Outreach Coordinator position. This position will serve as a company representative in the local community and will create and implement educational programs targeting waste reduction, recycling and composting through a variety of community outreach activities and programs.
 
See below for job details and application information.


 Outreach Coordinator Job Description

No phone calls please.

Applications should be emailed to manager@lrswmd.org.

Position Summary: 

This is a full-time, exempt position serving as a District representative in the local community while ensuring that the LRSWMD meets established waste diversion goals through educational programming and outreach initiatives. The Outreach Coordinator will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, social media, and public relations messages and accompanying collateral to consistently represent the mission of the LRSMWD. The successful candidate will create and implement educational programs targeting waste reduction, recycling and composting through a variety of community outreach activities and programs. Each day brings new opportunities ranging from designing and writing content for newsletters, to teaching kindergarteners about the importance of recycling, to working with a local business to implement on-site compost services. 

Essential duties and responsibilities: 
  • Meet the requirements for 32000 District members as outlined in the state-approved Solid Waste Implementation Plan
  • Raise the profile of the LRSWMD and its mission as a local sustainable materials management resource and service provider
  • Increase engagement and education of District members, staff members, stakeholders and community partners through myriad of strategies including public presentations and participation at local events
  • Ensure the LRSWMD’s communication and branding are consistent, professional, and effective
  • Build and grow positive relationships with colleagues, members, regulatory agencies and local organizations
  • Develop and maintain supportive working relationships and open lines of communication with all staff members to support the LRSWMD mission throughout the entire organization
Qualifications and Skills Required: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or proven industry experience equivalent 
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the organization 
  • Experience with website management, electronic and print newsletters, social media content (including short videos), and creative communications 
  • Ability to transform knowledge into exciting and useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences using the best distribution methods 
  • Self-starter, highly collaborative yet able to perform duties independently 
  • Enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and interests to evoke behavior change 
  • Reliable, with excellent attention to detail and organization 

Desired Skills: 

  • Microsoft Suite experience 
  • Graphic Design (i.e. Adobe Suite, Canva, etc.)  
  • Website Development (currently using WordPress)
  • Experience in environmental science, solid waste or education

Benefits include: 

  • 100% medical coverage; supplemental dental and vision 
  • Paid sick and vacation time; 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days 
  • Retirement plan with up to 2% match 
  • Dog-friendly workplace 

Working Conditions:  The position includes primarily office work.  Occasional work in the field at transfer stations, businesses, schools, community events or other off-site locations. Weekend or evening work is occasionally required.   

Physical Requirements:  Ability to work at a desk and computer station for extended periods of time. Light lifting may be required on occasion. 

Reports to:  District Manager 

Direct Reports:  Possible supervision of intern(s) or volunteer(s) 

Disclaimer: All information above is intended to describe the overall position and is not to be considered the complete statement of the duties and responsibilities that are necessary.

Employment – Site Attendant Job Description

Be part of our team! Start right away! The LRSWMD is seeking highly motivated individuals to dependably work at our busy Drop-Off locations on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Several Part-time and one Full-time (comes with benefits*) SITE ATTENDANT position available. Must enjoy interacting with the public, be able to operate a point-of-sale system and/or cash register (training provided) and enjoy interacting with the public. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is required as is the ability to work outdoors year-round. Self-starters and those with a passion for reducing waste, recycling, and composting are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
See below for job details and application information.


 Site Attendant Job Description

Text or call James for more details, 802-730-4952.

Applications can be picked up at all LRSWMD locations or CLICK HERE to apply.

DEFINITION:  Skilled technical and manual work in the operation of District Drop-off Stations. Operate all aspects of collection and handling of municipal solid waste [MSW], recyclables and special wastes. Attendants work under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager. The work requires in and outdoor work in all weather. Moderate to strenuous physical activity is required. Attendants are required to work safely and bring unsafe conditions to the attention of the Facility Manager. Attendants are required to treat customers and other staff courteously, work as a team and support the mission of the LRSWMD.

*Benefits include: 100% health care, vacation and sick leave, holidays, and a retirement program

ATTENDANT RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO AND MAY VARY BY DROP-OFF STATION:

  • Unlock and lock up stations at the beginning and end of the workday. Note any vandalism or other unusual activity and report to the Facility Manager.
  • Set up the cash drawer with the startup cash as provided by the office or to you.
  • Measure and calculate properly the cost of each customer’s load of bagged or bulk waste (per bag fee or cubic yard) and all other accepted items at location such as textiles, tires and etc.
  • Collect the fee assessed and make the proper change or record the amount on a charge slip for credit customers. Provide receipt to customer for each transaction.
  • Properly direct customer to designated collection container where each item is to be deposited.
  • Items that require special storage such as fluorescent light bulbs must be properly placed in designated areas/containers.
  • Educate customers about recycling specifications and provide educational brochures on fees, recycling, and other materials as needed. Inform customers about mandatory separation rules for recycling, composting, and all special wastes (all banned from landfill materials).
  • Assist any customer who needs assistance unloading their vehicle and placing the material in the proper container.
  • Operate all equipment (Bobcat, compactors, tools) safely and effectively to transport material, process for transportation or make basic repairs. Training provided.
  • Count bottles and cans, pay customers the deposit, and sort containers according to distributor and transportation scheme.
  • Monitor all customers while on site and take action to ensure all District policies are followed such as: not removing tires or air conditioners from site, and following safe practices such as parking and placing items in proper locations.
  • Remove snow from platforms and walkways and apply sand or salt to minimize the danger of falls due to icy conditions. Icy or snowy drives must be reported to the Facility Manager for immediate attention.
  • Keep all stations neat and clean. Sweep, pick up little and spilled waste from and around any and all work areas when time is available. i.e. wash windows, dust, etc.
  • Make not of damage or loss of District tools and other equipment and report them to the Facility Manager. Likewise, note needed sanitary and safety supplies and directly report to the Facility Manager for proper repairs or replacement.
  • Report to the Facilities Manager the amounts of all properly packed materials such as: fluorescent tubes, plastic bags and other special waste for setup on hauling these materials.
  • Dispatch full roll-offs through the Facility Manager.
  •  Inspect the work location at end of the day to ensure that all the materials are properly placed in correct containers, under cover and/or on impervious surfaces as each item is required. Check that refrigerant-containing items have had doors removed for safe conditions.
  • At the end of workday, remove startup cash for the next workday. Place the receipts from the day and all necessary completed sheets and cash bags in proper locations such as the office, bank or scale house to be collected and turned in all depending on your station.
  • Throughout workday, when slow, make sure all areas of job site are kept up like general cleanliness, neatness of work areas, etc.
  • Z-out of the cash register.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Read and sign-off on Employee Policy Manual and Transfer Station Operators manual (send to office) and review annually.
  • Fill out training log on all aspects of operations you have been trained on and send copy to the office.
  • Request training if it is not provided or if special circumstances are needed to assist in proper training.
  • Report any unsatisfactory customer behavior and avoid escalating arguments with those customers.
  • Wear provided uniform including turning-in and picking up uniforms for weekly cleaning.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Facility Manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work and complete all duties independently at other locations where you may be the only attendant on-site.
  • Ability to function under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a helpful and cheerful attitude.
  • Ability to follow all responsibilities and rules the district enforces and adjust to them as they are deemed necessary.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and high school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to lift 45 pounds on a regular basis.

Disclaimer: All information above is intended to describe the overall position and is not to be considered the complete statement of the duties and responsibilities that are necessary.

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