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Clean Fill Requirements at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom

Clean Fill Requirements at Ivy MUC

Effective: January 8, 2019 Dept. of Environmental Quality regulations state: Clean Fill* can only contain: Clean Dirt Clean Concrete Asphalt Clean Fill containing the following will NO longer be accepted: Trash Rebar Wood/Organic Materials   *Clean fill refers to construction waste materials that can be reused or recycled in other construction projects. The term “clean” implies that the material is eco-friendly and free of any toxic substances that may adversely affect the health of humans and animals, or contaminate the environment where they’re disposed. Clean fill also: Has not been mixed...

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2018-2019 “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” Information

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Recycling

2018-2019 “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” Information

The Christmas Tree recycling program is run by the Albemarle County Parks and Rec Department. This is a program that recycles discarded Christmas Trees that are chipped into mulch and offered to the public for free. The County Parks’ program has been in operation since 1988 and has collected an average of 2300 trees annually that yield over 110 cubic yards of chips. Combining forces with the City of Charlottesville’s Curbside Pick-Up, the joint programs collected 4100 trees yielding 200 cubic yards of chips in 2018. Please note this is reducing the impact on our landfill and helping citizens...

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MSW and CDD Tipping Fee Reductions at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases

MSW and CDD Tipping Fee Reductions at Ivy MUC

Charlottesville, VA – December 14, 2018 Effective January 1, 2019, the fees for Domestic Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction & Demolition Debris (CDD) will be reduced from $66.00 to $52.00 per ton at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville VA, 22903. The reduced tipping fees are consistent with the average tipping fees for transfer stations in neighboring counties. This rate reduction was approved by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors on December 11, 2018 and was the only change made to the Rate Resolution.  ...

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Campaign Sign Recycling

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Recycling

Campaign Sign Recycling

  The election is (almost) over, but the signs will remain. So, now what?   Don’t throw the signs away, instead take them to McIntire Recycling Center!   To recycle the signs, remove the metal stand from the sign. Thin plastic signs (Poly-bag signs) can be deposited into the Plastic Film bin. Thick plastic signs (that resemble corrugated cardboard) cannot be recycled Paper signs can be deposited into the Mixed Brown Paper bin. Metal stands can be deposited into the Mixed Metals bin. If you have any questions, please ask the attendant on duty. Signs can be recycled during normal business...

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2018 Imagine a Day without Water

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

2018 Imagine a Day without Water

  Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn’t water their crops.   2018 Theme: How do you save water? Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water? 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates: Artwork will be accepted: September 10th – October...

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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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