Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District (SW/WCSWMD) is a union municipal district dedicated to providing solid waste management authority, services, and planning to its member towns. The District was chartered in 1981 and currently serves thirteen Vermont towns. The District is managed currently by the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, Thomas J. Kennedy, Executive Director.
River Valley Community College, Claremont, New Hampshire
An introductory session on lab safety (why schools should be concerned, including examples of problems encountered in New England schools)
Regulatory requirements in NH and VT
For administrators and teachers in the Windham Solid Waste Management District, the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District and the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission; people from other parts of Vermont and New Hampshire will be able to attend if the workshops have openings.
To obtain more information and to register, go to http//:tinyurl.com/SchoolScienceSafety
As of July 1, 2012, the transfer stations in the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District will recycle fluorescent bulbs and tubes for FREE. Vermonters can bring in any number of CFLs and up to 10 tubes per visit at no charge. Transfer stations in the District are located in: Cavendish, Ludlow, Rockingham, Springfield, and Weathersfield. WinCycle in Windsor also accepts bulbs for free.
"Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and other energy-efficient lighting, such as linear fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, contain a very small amount of mercury - an element essential to achieving energy savings. While these lamps help consumers and businesses cut their lighting energy usage and reduce energy costs, it is important that any product containing mercury be properly managed when it becomes waste to protect public health and the environment." (from www.lamprecycle.org)
The Windsor Police Department and the Springfield Police Department each has set up a permanent drug drop box in their buildings. The heavy, steel, double-locked boxesare available to the public from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The police departments can also be contacted to set up alternative times for people to drop off their old prescription drugs.
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Supervisors is scheduled for Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Select Board's Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Springfield Town Offices. The public is welcome to attend.