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The Town Hall Offices will close for the Christmas Holidays at noon on Wed Dec 24th and will reopen at 9AM on Mon Dec 29. The Transfer Station Schedule follows

Wed 12/24 ... Closed
Thurs 12/25 ... Closed
Fri 12/26 ... Closed
Sat 12/27 ... Open 8-4
Wed 12/31 ... Open 12-4
Fri 1/2 ... Closed
Sat 1/3 ... Open 8-4

The Officials, Employees, and Volunteers of the Town of Gardiner wish you, your friends and your family the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons.

Last Updated Dec 22


It's with great sorrow that we announce the passing of author, scholar, and Gardiner Town Historian, Carleton Mabee (December 24, 1914 - December 18, 2014). Mabee won the  Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for the biography, The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse. He was 99.

 


There will be a Special Meeting of the Town Board  on Tues Dec 30, 2014 at  4:00PM. This Board meeting will review an  updated draft of the employee manual.


Organics Waste Diversion Program Planned for New Year at Gardiner Transfer Station
The Gardiner Transfer Station & Recycling Center is gearing up to strengthen its focus on reducing and reusing by diverting organics waste from our mainstream solid waste collection. According to the EPA, food waste accounts for as much as 30% of our landfills and creates the potent, greenhouse gas methane during anaerobic decomposition. By "earthcycling," we can avoid the GHG emissions while also improving the health of the soil in which our foods are grown. We are teaming up with the local Community Compost Company to collect food scraps and soiled paper products, including meat and dairy, for hauling off-site for commercial-grade composting at area farms. The final mature compost product will then be used as a rich soil amendment for agriculture. A 5-gallon bucket with lid will be provided to participants, who will fill the buckets with the approved list of compostables at their homes or businesses, then empty them at the transfer station on a regular basis. The program will be offered at no charge to permit holders; non-permit holders will be charged a composting fee of $3 per full bucket. Education and program materials will be provided to participants by CCC and the transfer station staff. For questions or to sign up, please email Wendy at recycling.tog@gmail.com.


News from the Transfer Station: Electronics Waste Recycling Program Reinstated ... Closings Due to Inclement Weather ... Holiday ReUse Shop Now Open! ... Textiles Recycling Program Going Strong

Electronics Waste Recycling Program Reinstated

After a three-month pause, we are happy to announce the e-waste recycling program is ready to restart! We have signed on with ERI – Electronics Recycling International, for recycling of covered electronic devices (CEDs) in strict compliance with all state and federal laws at its facility in Massachusetts. In addition, ERI shall ensure that any data contained on any electronic storage media will be shredded, erased, degaussed, impaired or otherwise overwritten in accordance with Dept. of Defense standards and specifications. CEDs accepted include CRT and flat screen TVs; computers including desktop, laptop, and monitors; small scale servers; peripherals including keyboards, mice, cables; fax/scan/printers weighing less than 100 lbs.; small electronic equipment including portable digital music players/cell phones; VCR/DVD/DVR players; digital converter boxes; cable/satellite receivers; and electronic/video game consoles. The program is being offered at no charge to residents of Ulster County. Valid license or address identification must be presented at time of disposal. Call Recycling Coordinator Wendy Toman for more information, 255-9775, or email recycling.tog@gmail.com.

Closings Due to Inclement Weather Report?

If the road conditions are not ideal, the transfer station may close early or not open at all. This determination is made by the town supervisor. Please do not call the transfer station, as the outgoing message can not be updated remotely. Instead, check the front page of the town web site for up-to-date information. Thank you.

Holiday ReUse Shop Now Open!

We have taken "reuse" to a new level! With the help of many eager volunteers from the SUNY sculpture club as well as individuals in the community, we have resurrected the old landfill shed office, complete with "new" paint, windows, shelving, and shingles rescued at the reuse center! We have filled it with holiday treasures and gifts, also rescued and/or donated, just waiting for you to give them another chance at adding some sparkle and delight to your holidays. We need to clear out this shed after the holidays, so everything must go and everything is FREE! Non-holiday reuse items are also for sale (by check only) in our on-going ReUse Center located at the transfer station; and check out our year-round bike, toy, and book swap while you are there. If you have broken holiday string lights, please bring them for recycling as well. The Holiday ReUse Shop is open during regular business hours: Tues., Fri., Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wed. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located at the end of Steve's Lane, just a short distance from the Gardiner hamlet. No permit necessary to shop or swap. Call 255-9775 or visitfacebook.com/gardinerreuseandrecyclingcenter for more information.

Textiles Recycling Program Going Strong

Our clothing drop associated with the St. Pauly Textiles company in upstate New York is going strong! At this time of year especially, we encourage residents to bring unwanted but useable clothing and bedding to the transfer station for this worthy cause. The items accepted include clothing, jackets and outerwear, shoes and boots, bedding (sheets, blankets, comforters, pillowcases, but no pillows), curtains, and even small, washable stuffed animals. The items get sorted in a central location and are distributed worldwide where the greatest needs exist for humanitarian relief. The town gains a small monetary benefit in exchange for providing the service. No permit is necessary to participate in this program. Please bag your clean, dry donations and tie your bag before pushing it through the slot in the shed, located in the lower parking area of the transfer station. If you know of a local family going through rough times and in need, please let them know that we can open the shed and make the donations available as requested. Questions? Call 255-9775.

No Construction and Demolition Debris will be accepted at the Gardiner Transfer Station Beginning June 1

Commercial C&D should be brought to UCRRA on Clearwater Road in New Paltz located near the ball field, BMX track, and the New Paltz Transfer Station

New Pricing and Guidelines for Transfer Station
Click here to view the new pricing and guidelines for the Transfer and Recycling Station

Click here to view the new permit application and permit pricing


UCAT Bus stops at Gardiner Town Hall
UCAT Bus stops at Gardiner Town Hall for a morning and evening commute Monday-Friday. The UCAT "W" route heads Northbound to New Paltz at 6:50AM and 6:35PM and Southbound to Wallkill at 6:10PM. For more information on other routes and connections, click here.


Senior Services Rural Bus Route Service
Gardiner passengers, 60 and over, are encouraged to use the rural route buses for shopping, medical appointments, etc. You should confirm your ride the morning of service. If you are 60 or older, and you are registered* with the OFA, you may have one round trip service Thursdays on the Ulster County Area Transit System where you may give a voluntary contribution in lieu of the normal fare. Any other trips during the same week must be paid at the normal fare. (Drivers will provide envelopes for contributions.)
* Anyone under the age of 60 will pay the normal fare.
* The driver will help you with packages on and off the bus and curb when asked, but can not bring them onto any private property.
* The pick-up times are approximate and may vary depending on how many riders are going on that specific trip.

Click here for more info.  Applications are available on our Senior Services page or from the Office for the Aging at (845) 340-3456

Other Senior Services
If you are 60 or older, and are registered with the Office for Aging (OFA ), you may ride one round trip for shopping and two round trips for medical service per week free on the Ulster County Area Transit System or the Office for Aging medical van. The medical and shopping transportation program is sponsored by the Office for Aging and operated under contract by Ulster County Area Transit. Seniors must register for participation. Seniors may give a voluntary contribution in lieu of the normal fare. Drivers will provide envelopes for contributions. The Office for Aging medical van is available to all seniors who live and require medical transportation within Ulster County. The van is wheelchair accessible. Service is based on availability and advance reservations are required. Seniors must register for participation. Please call (845) 334-8120 for further information.Seniors who are ADA qualified may complete and submit the ADA Para Transit application. Seniors may ride half fare on the Ulster County Transit Fixed Route System during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Personal care attendants ride free.

All UCAT vehicles are wheelchair equipped. In an effort to better facilitate the transportation of our physically challenged passengers, we require all passengers who board via the wheelchair lift to fill out this form online. The information is designed to aid us in determining which bus would be appropriate for the requested transportation. For more information on other routes and connections, click here.

Senior Services

UCAT med van

If you are 60 or older, and are registered with the Office for Aging (OFA ), you may ride one round trip for shopping and two round trips for medical service per week free on the Ulster County Area Transit System or the Office for Aging medical van. The medical and shopping transportation program is sponsored by the Office for Aging and operated under contract by Ulster County Area Transit. Seniors must register for participation. Seniors may give a voluntary contribution in lieu of the normal fare. Drivers will provide envelopes for contributions.

The Office for Aging medical van is available to all seniors who live and require medical transportation within Ulster County. The van is wheelchair accessible. Service is based on availability and advance reservations are required. Seniors must register for participation. Please call (845) 334-8120 for further information.

To make a reservation call (845) 334-8120, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Seniors who are ADA qualified may complete and submit the ADA Para Transit application.

Seniors may ride half fare on the Ulster County Transit Fixed Route System during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Personal care attendants ride free.

All UCAT vehicles are wheelchair equipped. In an effort to better facilitate the transportation of our physically challenged passengers, we require all passengers who board via the wheelchair lift to fill out this form online. The information is designed to aid us in determining which bus would be appropriate for the requested transportation.

- See more at: http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/senior-services#sthash.5RmaPr3l.dpuf

Rural Route Service

Passengers in the respective rural route areas are encouraged to use the rural route buses for shopping, medical appointments, etc.

To use this service, the following procedures should be followed.

Procedures:

  • Appointments must be made the day before or at least one week in advance.
  • You should confirm your ride the morning of service.
  • If you are 60 or older, and you are registered* with the OFA, you may have one round trip service per week on the Ulster County Area Transit System where you may give a voluntary contribution in lieu of the normal fare. Any other trips during the same week must be paid at the normal fare. (Drivers will provide envelopes for contributions.)
  • Anyone under the age of 60 will pay the normal fare.
  • The driver will help you with packages on and off the bus and curb when asked, but can not bring them onto any private property.
  • The pick-up times are approximate and may vary depending on how many riders are going on that specific trip.
- See more at: http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/rural-route-service#sthash.xPlOcKYY.dpuf

Rural Route Service

Passengers in the respective rural route areas are encouraged to use the rural route buses for shopping, medical appointments, etc.

To use this service, the following procedures should be followed.

Procedures:

  • Appointments must be made the day before or at least one week in advance.
  • You should confirm your ride the morning of service.
  • If you are 60 or older, and you are registered* with the OFA, you may have one round trip service per week on the Ulster County Area Transit System where you may give a voluntary contribution in lieu of the normal fare. Any other trips during the same week must be paid at the normal fare. (Drivers will provide envelopes for contributions.)
  • Anyone under the age of 60 will pay the normal fare.
  • The driver will help you with packages on and off the bus and curb when asked, but can not bring them onto any private property.
  • The pick-up times are approximate and may vary depending on how many riders are going on that specific trip.
- See more at: http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/rural-route-service#sthash.xPlOcKYY.dpuf


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