Fall HHW Dates Announced

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship, Upcoming Events

Fall HHW Dates Announced

##Press Release##

Fall 2017 Special Waste Collection Dates Announced

For Immediate Release

Charlottesville, VA—July 12, 2017. Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its Fall special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents starting on September 28th and concluding on October 21st. This event is brought to the community by support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the details below about these THREE SEPARATE EVENTS this fall.

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What:             HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS

                          (for a full list of HHW visit www.rivanna.org/hhw)     

Where:           Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Ivy MUC (Material Utilization Center)

Located:        Rt. 637 (Dick Woods Rd,) 3.3 miles south of I-64

When:            Friday, September 29, 2017 9am-2pm

                         Saturday, September 30, 2017 9am-2pm

Who:              Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, and Scottsville residents

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What:             COMMERCIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY

Where:           Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Ivy MUC (Material Utilization Center)

When:            Pre-registration by September 21st is required to obtain appointment for the following week according to EPA regulations.

Who:              Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville Businesses*

To Register: Qualifying businesses* must pre-register with CARE Environmental Corp. by September 21st via email with John Doffinger at John@careenv.com or Jim McKenna at Jim@careenv.com or call 1-800-494-2273. There is a fee associated with disposal.

*This event is only open to qualifying businesses and commercial establishments. Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that (1) generate no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) hazardous waste in a month, (2) generate no more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) acutely hazardous waste in a month, and (3) store not more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) hazardous waste.

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What:             BULKY WASTE AMNESTY DAYS

When:            Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:30am-4pm Household Furniture/Mattresses;

                         Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:30am-4pm Household Appliance (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters);

                         Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30am-4pm Tires.

Who:              Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, and Scottsville residents

We remind Albemarle, Charlottesville, and Scottsville residents that paint is now collected on a daily basis at Ivy MUC, so no need to wait until this special collection event. (Note: program is restricted to sample, quart, 1 gallon and 5 gallon latex and oil-based paints in their original containers). This special collection is a great opportunity to rid homes of hazardous waste like pesticides and cleaners, as well as household bulky waste items like refrigerators, mattresses, broken furniture, and tires.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is dedicated to protecting and improving the environment by providing the recycling, solid waste, hazardous waste disposal services as requested by the City and County. RSWA assists thousands of City and County residents each year with their recycling, solid waste, and hazardous waste disposal.

CONTACT:   Teri Kent, Communications Manager

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority

(434) 977-2970 Ext. 101

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