Transfer Station Contacts
- Transfer Station: (207) 539-4376
- Recycling: (207) 539-4512
Town of Oxford
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
OXFORD TRANSFER STATION
TOWN OF OXFORD, MAINE
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Floyd Thayer – Chairman
Scott Owens – Vice Chair
Town Manager: Michael S Chammings
Transfer Station Manager: Warren Bennett
Post by each phone or work station:
DEP SPILL NUMBER 1-800-482-0777 (WEEKENDS/AFTER HOURS)
OXFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT 207-539-4509 OR 911
OXFORD COUNTY SHERIFF 207-743-9554 EX 1 OR 911
OXFORD RESCUE 207-539-4509 OR 911
MAINE STATE POLICE 1-800-452-4664
(TO REPORT HAZARDOUS WASTE OR SPILL)
MAINE POISON CENTER 1-800-442-6305
STEPHEN’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 207-743-5933 ASK FOR: EMERGENCY ROOM
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MISSION STATEMENT AND POLICY STATEMENT
CONTROLLED FOR HANDLING BEYOND THE SECOND GATE.
TOWN OF OXFORD TRANSFER STATION
MISSION STATEMENT ON SAFETY
The Town of Oxford Transfer Station recognizes its employees as an important asset. Management has set a goal of providing a safe and healthful environment to achieve an accident free workplace for all employees.
TOWN OF OXFORD TRANSFER STATION
POLICY STATEMENT ON SAFETY
In our effort to achieve an accident free workplace for all employees, the Town of Oxford will provide safety training to all employees based on the particular potential hazards of their job duties. We will provide necessary personal protection equipment to help reduce exposure to potential hazards. We will allocate resources as needed to correct hazardous conditions as they come to our attention.
The employee will follow all safe work rules and procedures. If an employee is unsure of the safe way to complete a particular task safely, they should not proceed until they have received instruction. Each employee is obligated to report all unsafe working conditions to their supervisor or manager. Safe work behaviors and attitudes are an expected part of each employee’s job performance.
It is the responsibility of the supervisor to monitor and assist employees in the safe performance of their duties.
This Policy Statement will be reviewed and revised on an annual basis to allow the Town of Oxford to meet the mutually beneficial goal of no workplace injuries and illnesses.
The Town of Oxford, Maine operates a solid waste transfer facility located on seven acres of Town owned land on the Smith Road (off Skeetfield Road) for the handling of solid waste generated by the town.
There are three buildings in the complex: Recycling, Transfer, and the Bulky Waste.
There are four gates, the main and the back are locked gates under the control of Town of Oxford personnel. The gate at the transfer building location is used to insure the integrity of the waste handling area by stopping traffic for inspection of loads. The fourth chain gate is used to restrict traffic near the sealed asbestos site.
The facility reduces the cost of handling the locally produced waste by operating a recycling program.
Waste held for temporary storage will be monitored for integrity and removed on a
schedule or upon reaching capacity of the designated pad storage site.
All other waste (M.S.W.) is placed in a charging hopper through a drive-up window, or a bay large enough to accommodate standard size pick-ups and packer trucks at the direction of the attendant. These wastes will be compacted into the 75-cubic yard transfer trailer. The trailer is to be hauled to the refuse-to energy facility within 24 hours of becoming full. Waste will not remain in the container for more than seven days without authorization of the supervisor.
THE TOWN OF OXFORD TRANSFER STATION WILL BE OPEN
WE WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTER A HOLIDAY FALLING ON MONDAY
POLICY: ACCESS CONTROL TRANSFER STATION
The Town of Oxford will maintain a key/locked gate program and sticker identifying system that will assure controlled access to the Transfer Station. The program will be limited to authorized people with accepted wastes.
The goal will be to maintain the integrity of the waste handled at the station to assure the health and safety of the Town of Oxford residents and Transfer Station personnel.
All unauthorized entrances into the Transfer Station will be closed by placing large rocks across them. All buildings will be closed and locked when station is not open. The main gate and the gate for the waste area below the Transfer Station will also be closed and locked.
|Policy: Access Control||Purpose: Personnel Operations – Health & Safety describes Method used to maintain the integrity of the wastes stored at the station by limiting access|
|Main Gate: The gate located at the end of Smith Rd. at the entrance to the Transfer Station||All three Transfer Station personnel will have keys|
|Transfer Building Gate: The 2nd gate by Transfer Building|
|Back Gate: Gate into waste storage area into the pit|
|Key: A limited number of keys issued to personnel to open Main and Back Gates|
|Key: Someone assigned a key|
|1. The main gate will only be open during the regular operation hours and/or if the Transfer Station personnel are present||Warren Bennett- Transfer Station ManagerBrian Conant – Lead Recycler|
|2. The main gate will be open end and closed at the required and posted time.||Bert Tibbets – Attendant|
|3. At least one of the Transfer Station personnel will wait for everyone to leave all areas of the Transfer Station before the gate is closed for the day||Steve Brown – Public Works Manager|
|4. Anyone other than Transfer Station personnel key holders will open and close the gate as they enter Town of Oxford personnel (flagger) will remain at the gate if it is to be left open.||Mike Chammings – Town Manager|
|5. The Back Gate will be locked unless Town of Oxford personnel are in the pit area be opened and closed during operation hours by staff after inspection of loads.|
|Management Responsibilities Transfer||Management Responsibilities Town Managers Office|
|1. Any time the main or back gate is found open it will be reported by written memo to the Office of the Town Manager||1. Integrity of the keys will be maintained by this office|
|2. A full inspection of the Transfer Station will be done and the result noted on the memo||2. Misuse or loss of these keys will be handled by this office|
|3. Replacement will be immediate|
|Monitoring Methods:||Consequences / Enforcement|
|1. Periodic checks will be done by the two Dept. heads and the Town Manager, during closed operating hours.||1. Town of Oxford Personnel:a. Reference Policy Reference “Disciplinary Action”|
|Policy: Access Control:||Purpose: Personnel-Operational Health &Safety. Describes requirements and method necessary to maintain the integrity of the waste to be stored at the station.|
|Procedure: How waste is identified and controlled for handling beyond the second gate.|
|Transfer Building second building on road after entering station.||All three Transfer Station personnel could be handling waste ID and storage depending on their daily job assignment.|
|Sticker- Plastic tag issued by Town Office and attached to the car window sticker ID number is the license number on the vehicle.|
|Homeowner – Person owning and living in the Town of Oxford.|
|Daily log – Log of each weighed load into the station that goes beyond the second gate. Handout information on paper kept in office.|
|Steps:1. All vehicles will stop at the Transfer building for inspection. The gate to the disposal area will be lowered and raised for each vehicle by the attendant only after inspection.||4. After inspection by the attendant the load is driven through the second gate by the home owner and put in the designated area.|
|2. No vehicle with a non-accepted waste will be allowed beyond the second gate. There sticker ID number is to be noted on the daily log along with a description of the waste.||5. Each area will be marked by an identifying sign and the area boundaries will also be clearly identified. (NJ barrier, enclosure, container, pad, locked storage etc.)|
|3. The homeowner will be given instruction, conditions that will allow the waste to be taken at the Oxford Transfer Station or given the handout with information to assist them in the proper disposal of the waste.||6. If the attendant observes homeowner placing the load in the wrong area, he will speak to them and they will have to remove it and put it in the correct place.|
|7. Refusal by the homeowner to do so will result in the loss of the use of the Transfer Station.|
|Management Responsibilities Transfer: Gate is maintained Attendant gives correct information to homeowner. Disposal areas are clearly marked and maintained. Daily Log is accurately kept Attendant oversees homeowner in disposal||Management Responsibilities Town Manager’s Office:
Budget monies enough to support program yearly.
Maintain System of numbered ID Stickers.
Enforce Loss of Transfer Station Use policy.
|Monitoring Methods: Daily Log Inspection of loads leaving station by haulers.||Consequences/Enforcement Station personnel: Personnel Policy Reference: “Disciplinary Action”Homeowner: Loss of Transfer Station use|
|Policy: Access ControlProcedure: How Transfer Station stickers are issued.||Purpose: Personnel- Operational-Health & Safety Describes method used to maintain the integrity of the waste stored at the station by identifying all vehicles hauling into the station.Employee(s) affected:All three Transfer Station personnel will have to be able to ID vehicles.|
|Terms: Sticker-plastic tag issued by Town office and attached to the car window. Sticker ID number on the tag will match the license plate number.Facility user-residents of the town of Oxford. Town office-main deskReplacement-when new license plate is issued.Steps:
|Management Responsibilities Transfer A program will be set up to spot check cars/ stickers at least once a month. Issue a sticker with the license number on it.Monitoring Methods:Periodic checks will be done by all staff during operating hours.||Management Responsibilities Town Managers Office:Budget money for stickersConsequences/ Enforcement:See Policy: Use and Loss of Use of the Transfer Station Town of Oxford solid waste ordinance.|
HAZARDOUS & SPECIAL WASTE HANDLING AND EXCLUSION PLAN FOR THE OXFORD TRANSFER STATION
identify hazardous wastes and special wastes. People are allowed to deposit normal household quantities of household hazardous wastes with their general refuse. However, larger quantities of household pesticides and hazardous wastes generated by commercial and industrial establishments are not acceptable at this solid waste facility.
The following list will help with the identification and handling of materials of concern.
Guidelines of 29 CFR Part 1910.120.
to a special waste disposal facility licensed to accept that special waste within sixty (60)
Hazardous waste require special training to handle, and to minimize the area of potential
Contamination, it is recommended that any hazardous waste found at the solid waste
facility be removed by qualified personnel from the solid waste facility directly, without
placement and storage in the interim storage area.
Facility to telephone notifications or radio requests for notifications to the dispatches:
(1) DEP, Bureau of Remediation & Waste Management appropriate regional office
number during normal business hours and DEP emergency spill numbers:
1-800-482-0777 for after hours or on weekends.
(2) Oxford Fire Department 539-4509
(3) Oxford County Sheriff 743-9554 ext 1 or 911
(4) Oxford Rescue 539-4509 or 911
(5) Maine State Police: 1-800-452-4664 for reporting hazardous waste, and
(6) Maine Poison Center 1-800-442-6305
To get there, turn left at the end of the Transfer Station Road (Smith Road) on to Skeetfield
Road. Turn left at the intersection of Route 26 (Main Street and Skeetfield Road. Continue
Up route 26 (Main Street) for 4 miles turn left (Hospital Sign) hospital on right 1500 feet.
THE FOLLOWING HAZARDOUS WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE OXFORD TRANSFER STATION SITE.
Anyone bring any of the following wastes into the transfer station will not be allowed to leave that waste and will be given direction on how and where the waste can and should be handled by the attendant.
Except during a Hazardous Waste Collection Day by pre-registration and under the guidelines for safely handling that product. If it is an unmarked container or no identity documents are available giving at least an idea of content, we will not take this container even on the special collection day.
Documentation of what was previously in the container/drum will also be required. Subject to inspection and proper documentation any and all containers/drums can and will be refused.
POLICY; WASTE HANDLING
WASTES ACCEPTED FOR HANDLING AT OXFORD TRANSFER STATION
All vehicles will stop at the Transfer building for inspection. The gate to the handling area will be closed and must be lowered and raised for each vehicle by the attendant after inspection.
No vehicle with a non-accepted waste will be allowed beyond the second gate. Their Sticker ID number is to be noted on the Daily Log along with a description of the waste, refused.
See Waste Storage Procedure
REMOVAL SCHEDULE OF WASTES ACCEPTED FOR HANDLING AT OXFORD TRANSFER STATION
Annual Inspection of Clay Pads under Clean Brush, Bad Wood, and Leaf & Yard Waste Areas.
All are created over clean mineral soil with a minimum of 6” of R&R material as a solid base used to make a very solid and stable platform to store these materials on temporarily until placed in their regular storage areas.
(1) Any material or substance or hazardous substance which, by reason of its composition or characteristics, is;
Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6900 et seq., as replaced, amended, expanded or supplemented
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903, as replaced amended,
Expanded or supplemented, or any laws of similar purpose or effect, and such policies
Or regulations there under, or;
(2) Other materials which any governmental agency or unit having appropriate jurisdiction shall determine from time to time is harmful, toxic or dangerous, or otherwise ineligible for disposal in the landfill; and.
(3) Any material which would result in Process Residue being Hazardous Waste under (1) or (2)above.
The pricing structure for 3/17/2015 will be as follows;
Demolition/Bulky Waste $75.00 per ton
Additional Charges for the following items:
Items Containing Freon $10.00 per item
Passenger & Pickup Tires $ 1.00 per tire – up to 16” wheel size
Tractor Tires $ 8.00 per tire OR $90..00/ton
Skidder Tires $90.00 per ton
One attendant will be available during all operation hours. The attendant will courteously assist facility user in the safe and proper use of the facility. They will closely monitor all activities and immediately correct unsafe and hazardous conditions.
The operators will be responsible for general operations, including opening, closing, policing all areas and operation of the facility in accordance with all other portions of these procedures.
Policy: Transfer Station Building Purpose: Personnel Operational Health & Procedure: Monitoring air quality in the Safety Maintain a safe air quality in the Transfer Station building quarterly. transfer building.
Top and bottom floors
Monitoring-checking the quality of the air All three Transfer Station personnel
Fire Dept.-will do the monitoring could be handling waste ID and storage,
Tri-gas meter-machine used to check levels depending on their daily job assignment.
Of methane, oxygen, carbon dioxide.
Certified-Level needed by firefighter to do the
Calibrated-what must be done to the meter
Oct, Jan, April, July
Management Responsibilities Transfer Management Responsibilities Town
Maintain schedule of testing Managers Office
Report findings on annual report Maintain testing equipment
Maintain training of fire personnel testing
Monitoring Methods: Consequence/Enforcement
Quarterly testing for combustible gases 06-096 CMR 402.4R
Policy: use and loss of the use of the transfer station
All facility users will have Town of Oxford Transfer Station Sticker attached to the window of the vehicles leaving waste.
A sticker will be issued at the Town Office or Transfer Station where the ID number on the sticker will be entered on a record of the facility user receiving it.
Facility users will comply with all signs and boundaries within the Transfer Station.
Facility users will follow directions given by the attendant.
Facility user is responsible to handle their waste correctly. The facility user will be requested to move the waste to the correct area by the attendant upon discovery of any incorrect handling.
Station attendant will have authority over:
Decision on the type (ID) of waste being brought in.
Manner it will be handled in, at the station
Where or if it will be handled at the station
Attendant is authorized to call local authority to maintain the integrity of the facility
All waste will comply with the rules and regulations of the Town, State of Maine,
and Federal Government
Attendant will inform the facility user of the rules and if the load is refused the facility user will be given direction on why and where they can safely discard the load/waste (Handout)
Failure to comply with any of the above can and will result in the loss of use of the Oxford Transfer Station by the facility user.
Length of the loss of use time will be set by the Selectmen and pertain/apply to all users.
Verbal exchange involving calling local authority- 1 month
Failure to comply by leaving a non-accepted waste-6 month
Town of Oxford Solid Waste Ordinance
Article IV Restrictions and fees for disposal 4.1.2.
Article VI Miscellaneous 6.1.2. – 6.1.5.
Motion made and seconded to amend its Solid Waste Ordinance by adding the following language.
4.1.3. Universal Wastes shall be those wastes as defined by state law or regulation and shall be handled in accordance with rules as may be promulgated by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, when the Town has the necessary and required space and equipment to handle Universal Waste in accordance with such rules.
4.1.4. Commercial waste shall be those wastes not generated by individual households. All waste generated by or in the process of a business, nonprofit organization, school or other educational institution, church, or any other entity other than that of a household shall be classified as Commercial Waste.
4.1.5. The Board of Selectmen may, by rule, exclude Commercial Waste, or some items of Commercial Waste, from disposal at the Transfer Station.
Article V.5.1.1. All users of the Municipal Transfer Station shall display a valid current sticker permanently attached to the vehicle transporting the waste to the Transfer Station. Stickers are not transferable.
5.1.2. Property owners may obtain stickers permitting access to the Transfer Station upon presentation of proof of residence in the Town of Oxford, or of ownership of real property in the Town of Oxford. The sticker is not transferable to persons renting the real property for periods of less than thirty (30) days. Persons renting property for less than thirty days will need to have a letter from the property owner stating the name, address, license plate number and the sticker number as it was issued to the property owner.
Motion made to adjourn. Seconded.
Meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.
Town of Oxford
Solid Waste Ordinance
An ordinance relating to the disposal of solid waste:
Prescribing rules and regulations therefore and providing penalties for violation hereof. Be it ordained b the Town of Oxford, Maine (hereinafter called the “Town”).
This ordinance shall be known as and may be cited as the “ordinance relating to the disposal of solid waste prescribing rules and regulations therefore: Providing penalties for violation thereof” and shall be referred to herein as the “Ordinance.”
The purpose of the ordinance is to protect the health, safety and general well-being of the citizens of the Town: enhance and maintain the quality of the environment, conserve natural resources and prevent water and air pollution by providing a comprehensive, rational and effective means of regulation the disposal of solid waste in the Town in accordance with the provisions of Title 38 S.R.S.A.§ 1304-B as amended.
For the purposes of this ordinance, the following definitions shall be observed in the construction of this ordinance.
1.3.2. “Ashes” shall mean that residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible material.
1.3.3. “Board” shall mean the Board of Selectmen.
1.3.4. “Disposal” shall mean the discharge, deposit, dumping or placing of any solid waste into or on any land.
1.3.5. “Hazardous Waste” shall mean a waste substance or material in any physical state, designated as hazardous by the Department of Environmental Protection.
1.3.6. “Infectious Waste” shall include those wastes so defined by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Title 38 M.R.S.A. §1304.
1.3.7. “The Municipality” shall mean the town.
1.3.8. “Resource Recovery” shall mean the recovery of materials or substances that still have useful physical or chemical properties after serving a specific purpose and can be reused or recycled for the same or other purposes.
1.3.9. “Solid Waste” shall mean useless, unwanted or discarded solid material with insufficient liquid content to be free flowing, including by way of example, and not by limitations, rubbish, garbage, scrap materials, junk, effuse, inert fill material and landscape refuse but shall not include septage tank sludge nor agricultural or hazardous wastes.
1.3.10 “Solid Waste Disposal Facility(Disposal Facility”) shall mean any land or structure or combination of land area and structures, including dumps and transfer stations used for storing, salvaging, reducing, incineration or disposing of solid wastes.
ARTICLE II. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY.
2.1.1. The dumping or depositing of any solid waste generated within the municipality by any person or any place other than at this designated disposal facility or approved transfer station is prohibited, provided however, the owner of any lot or any other person with the permission of the lot owner, may deposit or dump inert substances such as earth, rocks, concrete or similar material for fill purposes only, subject to state of local user regulations.
ARTICLE III. ADMINISTRATION.
3.1.2. The operation of the disposal facility shall conform to all pertinent regulations or directives of all local, county state or federal agencies which may have jurisdiction.
ARTICLE IV. RESTRICTIONS AND FEES FOR DISPOSAL.
4.1.1. No person, firm or corporation shall permanently dispose of waste or refuse of any kind upon any land within the corporate limits of the town of Oxford, unless such land has been designated by the Town as a solid waste disposal facility.
4.1.2. Certain materials may be excluded by regulation from those refuse materials which may be deposited at a solid waste disposal facility. These excluded materials may include junk automobile bodies and similar bulky waste which may require special processing prior to disposal, tree and tree trunks and limbs, burning materials or materials containing hot or live coals; hazardous wastes; and other materials which the Board deems necessary to exclude.
ARTICLE V. RULES AND REGULATIONS
5.1. Authorized Disposal Facility Users
The availability and use of the disposal facility shall be limited to residents of the Municipality, and to those residents of any other Municipality which may, by mutual agreement, be authorized to use the Disposal Facility. The Board may further regulate hauling of solid Waste by requiring it to be transferred at that time directly to the Disposal Facility that is used by the Town.
5.2. Resource Recovery
5.2.1. The Board may require Solid Waste to be separated into such categories as may be established by the Boards regulation and disposed of only in such manner and at such sites and locations as designated.
5.3. Property Rights
5.3.1. Any solid waste deposited within the disposal facility shall become the property of the Municipality. No one shall salvage, remove, or carry off any such deposited Solid Wasted without prior approval of the Board.
ARTICLE VI. MISCELLANEOUS
6.1.1. The Board may establish by order a schedule of fees to be charged to commercial refuse collectors and citizens for the use of the disposal Facility which schedule shall be posted and published. All fees collected shall be for the use of the Town of Oxford.
6.1.2. It shall be the duty of the Board or its designee to enforce the provisions of this ordinance.
6.1.3. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
6.1.4. If any section, subsection, sentence or part of the Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.
6.1.5. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred ($100.00) dollars the day of violation plus costs which fine shall be recovered on complaint to the use of the Town.
A true copy
Leslie L Hennessey
Town Clerk This Ordinance was adopted August 4th 1988