Town of Gardiner

The Natural Pet Center Spay/Neuter April 24
The Gardiner Livable Community Committee Apr 24
Dance Dance Dance! Women Helping Women Friday, April
New Transfer Station Hours, Effective May 1

12th Annual 5K Run/Walk and BBQ  July 17


Last Updated Apr 22

Next Town Board Meeting Tues May 6. Agenda to come

What is UCRRA?
In 1986, the County Legislature obtained authorization from the State for the creation of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency for the purpose of developing, financing, and implementing a comprehensive Countywide solid waste management program. New initiatives to close existing landfills like Gardiner’s dump were undertaken by the NYS DEC and strict requirements for the siting, construction, and operation of new facilities were enacted. UCRRA emphasizes reuse of material, reduction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Currently, we’re in contract with UCRRA to manage the removal of our transfer station’s waste and recycling.   Solid Waste removal is charged by the ton plus the cost of pick up, while recycled material – paper, cardboard, compostables, bottles, cans, reusable items, etc -- is removed at NO cost to the Town.  The result is obvious: by keeping recyclables out of the solid waste stream, the Town saves the thousands of dollars.

Please recycle because Gardiner Recycles.

Town Saves Money plus over 30 trees and 6 cubic yards of landfill and container space
The report from yesterday's free shredding event at Town Hall estimates that the paper collected yesterday -- which did not get into the waste the Town pays to remove -- helped save the Town over 30 trees and 6 cubic yards of landfill and container space. All while protecting identity and preserving confidentiality! The Town of Gardiner is poised to save its taxpayers thousands of dollars this year by initiating a program to remove and recycle 50% of the weight associated with household trash. If you care about the planet, here are numbers the shredding industry has locked in:
One Ton Of Recycled Paper Saves:

  • 7,000 Gallons of Water
  • 4,100 Kilowatts of Electricity
  • 60 Pounds of Air Pollutants
  • 17 Trees
  • 3 Cubic Yards of Landfill
  • 7,712 Gallons of Oil

Be part of it because Gardiner Recycles.

Note: Effective May 1, 2014 ... New Transfer Station Hours
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Thursday
Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time.

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed
  • Tues. 8am–4pm
  • Wed. (April–Oct.), 12pm–6pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Fri. 8am–4pm
  • Sat. 8am–4pm

12th Annual 5K Run/Walk and BBQ  July 17
The 12th Annual 5K Run/Walk and BBQ will be held Rain or Shine, July 17 at 630PM Sharp! Kids Fun Run starts at 7:30PM. George Majestic Memorial Park. To benefit the Gardiner Fire Dept and Rail Trail. Click here for more info and the race application

What many people don’t realize is that there are recycling numbers at the bottom of the plastic bottles and packaging, including feed bags, etc. These numbers represent what kind of plastic that bottle falls under.  It also helps people determine whether that plastic is considered safe or not.  Numbers 3, 6, and 7 are not accepted. It is absolutely vital to find out whether or not the plastic you get your foods out of or store things in is safe.  Each recycling number has a particular classification to it to determine whether, relatively, it is safe or extremely dangerous and attention should be paid to that fact. Gardiner Recycling is very vigilant about what is acceptable and what is not. Recycling Centers, including Gardiner's, will not accept items with numbers 3, 6, and 7. No exceptions. Here's why. 

Expedited Solar Permit Process for Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems
There is now a streamlined Expedited Solar Permit Process for Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems. The expedited solar permitting process uses a unified permit across municipalities in New York State. A combined building and electrical permit for a grid?tied photovoltaic (PV) system will be issued pending proper completion of forms, submission of approved plans and approval by municipality. Read more by clicking here or by navigating to 'Forms' on the left side of this page.

The Gardiner Livable Community Committee Apr 24
Seniors - Caregivers - Family members ... The Gardiner Livable Community Committee presents an open forum to assess the needs of Gardiner's senior citizens. The Gardiner Library - Community room April 24, 2 - 4:00 Refreshments will be served.

Dance Dance Dance! Women Helping Women Friday, April 25th
omen Helping Women ... Proceeds benefit The Battered Women’s Shelter ... Friday, April 25th 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Dance Dance Dance! An evening of music, dancing and laughter. For women only ... Music by The Mustangs Friday, April 25th 6:30 – 10:30 p.m VFW Hall – Route 208 – New Paltz ... Cash Bar – Door Prizes ... Donation $20 (tax deductible). Bring a finger food or dessert to share ... last name A-M appetizer …last name N-Z dessert. Limited seating --Tickets are now on sale at the Town Hall. For more info, contact Linda for tickets @ 706-0625 or Jewell @ 255-9675 Ext. 103. Sponsored by the Gardiner Day Committee

Gardiner Summer Recreation Gardiner's Summer Rec Day Camp 2014 Information
We are a six-week summer program for children entering Kindergarten through entering 8th grade. Camp runs Mondays – Fridays from 9 am – 3 pm. Our home base is Majestic Park, which is where we spend fun-filled days every Monday and Wednesday (Sports, Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Library Program, Performing Arts, etc.). Tuesdays and Thursdays are swim days at the Ulster County Pool, and every Friday is an awesome field-trip day! The 2014 Season starts on July 7th and ends on August 15th Registration forms will be available at starting April 1, 2014 >>>Read More

Gardiner Library Board Member Applicants
Gardiner Library is seeking applicants for the position of Library Board Member. The Board is seeking persons with experience and/or interest in public outreach, marketing, or computer skills. Applicants should be comfortable in working cordially with others on a board that is task-oriented and be comfortable with a hands-on approach to board service. The Library Board is a non-partisan group whose only agenda is to make the Gardiner Library the best library in the Hudson Valley. Interested applicants should call the library directly at 255-1255. 

The Natural Pet Center Spay/Neuter April 24th
The Natural Pet Center TARA van will be doing low cost spay/neuter for cats. April 24th.  Must pre-register.  Call 845-255-PETS (7387)

No brush Burning! DEC places a State ban on residential brush burning beginning March 16 to May 14
Each year, the DEC places a State ban on residential brush burning beginning March 16 to May 14 during High Fire-Risk Season. While the burn ban regulation allows residential brush burning for most of the year in towns with a populations of less than 20,000, it prohibits open burning in all communities during early spring when the bulk of New York's wildfires typically occur. The state regulation prohibits the burning of garbage at all times and in all places.

Controlled burns at Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Sam’s Point Apr - Dec
Between April and December, 2014, the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership is planning to conduct up to several hundred acres of controlled burns at Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Sam’s Point Preserve.  I have attached a map indicating all of the potential burn locations; however, the exact location, date and time of the individual controlled burns will depend on the weather conditions leading up to and during the scheduled burn day.

All appropriate emergency services and local officials are being notified of our burn window, and prescribed burn unit plans for each burn have approved by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.  In addition, we will be notifying town officials, local volunteer fire department chiefs, NYS DEC, state and local law enforcement and Ulster County emergency services on the morning that any burn is scheduled to take place. Click here to view the maps.

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