BOURNE ISWM DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
Bourne will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 21nd from 9 a.m. until noon. Bus tours of the entire ISWM Department facility will be conducted. The Recycling Committee will host information tables at Dorothy’s Swap Shop that will include details on the single stream recycling program. There will also be some giveaways for children, light refreshments and displays of a composter, a rain barrel. Also, as part of the Earth Day celebration, the Bourne Recycling Committee will be hosting a litter cleanup from 10:00 a.m. - noon at Monk’s Park in Pocasset. The ISWM Department will manage the material collected and will provide bags, vests and latex gloves.
Earth Day was organized in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin as a "national teach-in on the environment" in schools and colleges. For more information on Earth Day, visit http://www.earthday.org.
ATTENTION C&D DEBRIS TRANSFER STATION CUSTOMERS
Note that as of Monday, December 4, 2017, the price for C&D will increase to $115 per ton as a result of increased costs. From time to time the transfer station may be closed for the entire day or may close early because the Town cannot send materials out for processing. This occurs when processors have reached their capacity to accept materials from our facility or they are closed for some other reason such as mechanical failure. To see if the facility is open, you may call the scalehouse at 508-759-0639 to get the most up-to-date information on our status. As a general rule, you should arrive early in the morning to increase the likelihood that your load will be accepted.
Notice to Landfill Customers
The Town has shifted the business model for the landfill whereby it utlizes almost all of the allowable daily tonnage for disposal of municipal waste combustor ash under a contract with Covanta SEMASS. The remaining daily tonnage is used for household trash from Bourne and from the Town of Falmouth under a contract. On a limited basis and depending on the available capacity, other materials such as soils may be accepted. As a result, ony those with a residential recycling center sticker will be allowed to dispose of motorboats, sailboats and RVs by paying at the scale. Local hauling companies and boatyards are good sources for information on disposal options.
Welcome to the webpage for the Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM.) ISWM has had, and will continue to have, a large impact on the affairs of the Town of Bourne. Many questions have been asked about its operations and how they affect residents. We recognize these concerns and are committed to providing the residents of Bourne with the information they seek. One way in which we hope to provide information to the community, is through the use of this webpage. Please explore the different sections to familiarize yourself with our operations.
Listed below are other ways to learn about what we do:
- Residents are encouraged to arrange for a tour of the facility and the opportunity to discuss any issues directly with ISWM management.
- ISWM management periodically has cable TV shows on Comcast channel 13 to provide updates to the community and show new footage of the site.
- Annually, ISWM conducts an open house at the facility. Please check this website and the local newspapers for an announcement about the next event.
- ISWM has been and will continue to be available for speaking engagements at civic organizations, clubs, and business groups.
- ISWM staff periodically appears before the Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Finance Committee, Capital Outlay Committee and the ISWM Landfill Business Model Working Group. Check posted meeting agendas to see if ISWM is scheduled to attend.
- Finally, we encourage you to read items listed in the “Reports & Documents” section of this website. Included there are several presentations that provide detailed information about our operations and plans.
We hope you find the information on this site useful and look forward to continuously improving its content. Please feel free to contact us 508-759-0600, extension 4, or by email if you have any questions or comments.
|Dan Barrett||General Manager||508-759-0600, extension 4240|
|Phil Goddard||Manager of Facility Compliance & Technology Development||508-759-0600, extension 4241|
|Asa Mintz||Operations Manager||508-759-0600, extension 4243|
|Paula Coulombe||Assistant Coordinator Finance & Recycling||508-759-0600, extension 4236|
|Jane Henzie||Secretary||508-759-0600, extension 4235|