Flier created for transfer station usage

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste has developed a two-sided flier for county residents who use transfer stations.

Department Director David Rhodes recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee about the informational effort at the County Office Building.

“Hopefully, they should be handed out with every new permit,” Rhodes said.

Rhodes explained that his department developed the flier with transfer station guidelines on one side and recycling preparation instructions on the other. All municipal clerks in the county who sell transfer station permit stickers were supplied with copies and asked to distribute one to every resident who obtains a permit.

All transfer station attendants participated in a policy training session last October to review rules and regulations along with departmental policies, Rhodes said. They were also advised on proper safety protocol and procedures dealing with the public while enforcing the rules, and how to report any issues to the Department of Solid Waste.

“Broadalbin thanks you for standardizing this,” Broadalbin Supervisor Sheila Perry told Rhodes.

Rhodes said training and distribution of information is expected to assist in uniformly applying rules and regulations in a consistent manner, provide the public with direction for proper disposal, improve cooperation by the public using the stations, and invite inquiries to the department on disposal issues.

He said revisions to any departmental information will continue to be communicated to municipal clerks, who assist the Department of Solid Waste in conveying rules and regulations to the public.

Rhodes said the transfer station information is also now on his department’s portion of the county website — fultoncountyny.gov.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Kerry Minor

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