Compost

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

2018 CITY MARKET COMPOST DROP-OFF PROGRAM COMING TO SEASONAL CLOSE Thank you to everyone who contributed to the City Market composting program this season! As the City Market transforms into the Winter Market (Nov-Dec), the City Market Composting program is winding down with the last day to drop-off your food scraps this Saturday (10/27/2018). We’re thrilled to have seen so many of you visit our drop-off station and are excited to announce the launching of a new composting pilot program for Charlottesville residents. McIntire Recycling Center will continue to accept compost with...

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How to Recycle in Albemarle County (and Charlottesville too!)

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

How to Recycle in Albemarle County (and Charlottesville too!)

The Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee (SWAAC) has produced a series of videos to educate the public about recycling options and new procedures in Albemarle County. The videos discuss how to separate your recyclables, what facilities offer recycling services, and how to promote a healthy and sustainable environment.   For even more information on recycling in Albemarle County, click here.   For more information about: Recyclables Accepted  Recycling FAQs   Composting McIntire Recycling Center Ivy MUC Other posts about...

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Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Happy Summertime, C’ville! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our composting program last season! Together, we were able to divert 8.48 tons of food waste from landfills, reducing the amount of emissions equivalent to nearly 20 cars in morning traffic!* This spring, lets continue to make Charlottesville, A Green City. Updates in the email below include: Two Compost Drop-Off Locations are open! Do you love composting and the City Market? Sign up to volunteer at the Saturday market drop-off! New Sticker Designs: Help us select some new designs to spread the word about composting in...

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Composting at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Compost, Newsroom, Recycling

Composting at Ivy MUC

Composting of household food waste is now available at the Ivy Material Utilization Center. The food waste is collected by Black Bear Composting (BBC); they turn the collected food waste into compost at their commercial composting facility in Crimora, VA. BBC’s services are contracted and paid for by RSWA. This service is free to residents and is located in the Citizens Convenience Center area. Businesses will be charged the $178 per ton composting tipping fee and will be required to drive over the scales into the Transfer Station. Compostable food waste from households is accepted in...

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McIntire Compost Collection Will Continue

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Compost, Newsroom, Recycling

McIntire Compost Collection Will Continue

“Thank you! Wonderful. Keep It Going.” — area resident We’ve received nothing but positive comments like that one from area residents about our food waste collection at McIntire Recycling Center and so we are glad to report that our Board of Directors approved an extension of the program through the end of June 2017 (end of our fiscal year)!  From January through October we have received a total of 14.4 tons food waste at McIntire, averaging about 1.4 tons per month, coming from nearly 400 cart pick-ups.  As a part of the program, we’ve also given away 9,000...

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