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2017 Appointed Vacancies

April 20, 2017


The Town of Pownal has various board positions and other vacancies remaining to be filled. Anyone interested in an open position, please send a letter of interest to the  Pownal Board of Selectmen, PO Box 411, Pownal, VT 05261-0411 or email


Positions Available


Fence Viewers

2 1 year

Poundkeepers small animals

1 1 year

Poundkeepers large animals

1 1 year

Home Health Rep.

1 1 year

Development Review Board

1 3 years

Conservation Commission

4 4 years

BCRC Delegate

1 4 years


1 1 year

Trustee of Public Monies

2 1 year
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Compost Bin Sale

Soil Saver Composter

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is selling two types of composting containers. This offer is for residents of the Towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Rupert, Pownal, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford

Soil Saver Composters for $57.24.These provide an easy way to convert common yard and food waste into an effective fertilizer that you can use in your garden, flowerbeds or to fertilize trees. The Soil Saver has a large capacity (28” wide by 28” deep by 32” high) so it can serve a household of up to five people. In addition, the locking lid helps to keep animals out of the compost. They have two sliding doors for easy removal of compost and a self-watering lid feature.

We are also selling the Busch Kitchen Composter ($10.48), which has a filter for eliminating odors Compostbin2and a capacity of 1.3 gallons. This can be used to store food scraps in the kitchen until you can take them to your back yard composter.

We are taking orders now for distributing at the Dorset Highway Garage on Village Street on Greenup Day, May 6, 2017 from 10AM to 12PM.

You must pick up your order on May 6th.

Discount for Workshop Participants: We will hold a workshop on composting at the Dorset Town Hall, 112 Mad Tom Road, in East Dorset on May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. If you participate in the workshop, we will reimburse you $25.95. This reimbursement only applies to the purchase of a Soil Saver, with one reimbursement given per person upon confirmation of workshop attendance.


You can find ordering information at If you have questions, please contact Michael S. Batcher at or call (802) 442-0713 x 2.


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Household Hazardous Waste May 20, 2017


For Residents & Small Businesses of


Household Hazardous WasteSaturday May 20, 2017

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Bennington Transfer Station

904 Houghton Lane

Bennington, VT 05201



Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford


The collection is free for residents. Proof of residency will be required. Small businesses must pre-register and prepay for the amount delivered by May 5, 2016.



Cleaners (Drain, Bathroom, Toilet, Oven, Carpet, Upholstery), Bleach, Disinfectants

Oil Based & Latex Paint, Lead Based Paint

Gasoline, Kerosene

Glues, Adhesives, Resins

Stains, Varnishes, Turpentine, Shellac

Antifreeze, Brake, Transmission, Radiator, Wiper Fluids

Floor, Metal, Furniture Polishes

Wood Preservatives, Fillers, Putty, Adhesives

Engine Degreaser, Cleaners

Hobby/Art Supplies, Photo Chemicals

Paint Stripper, Thinner, Solvents

Car Cleaners, Wax, Polishes

Mercury Items, Including Switches, Thermometers, Thermostats, Fluorescent Tubes And Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Acids, Alcohol, Lighter Fluid

Pesticides, Insect Sprays, No-Pest Strips, Flea And Tick Control

Nail Polish or Remover, Perfume, Hairsprays and Aerosols, Air Fresheners

Roofing tar, Creosote

Herbicides, Fungicides, Fertilizers

Alkaline And Rechargeable Batteries,

Auto And Mower Batteries

Creosote, Asphalt, Driveway Sealer

Muriatic Acid, Naphtha, Camphor, Mothballs

Pool chemicals




This event DOES NOT ACCEPT televisions and computers. However, these are accepted at the transfer station during normal hours free of charge.  In addition, used motor oil, propane tanks, furniture, bulky items, mattresses, scrap metal, tires, or appliances are accepted for a fee at the transfer station during regular hours. Visit: for more information


What Not to Bring: prescription drugs, sharps (i.e., needles), dried and hardened latex paint, radioactive materials, smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, or explosives (ammunition & fireworks).


Sponsored By the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance, the Town of Bennington, Casella Waste Management, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture


For more information or to pre-register a business contact Michael Batcher at or (802) 442-0713 x 2

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