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What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling

What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

              There are three types of recycling, each with their own pros and cons: All-In-One: All trash and recyclables are disposed of in one container with no separation. This material then proceeds to a sorting facility to sort out the recyclables. Pros: Requires no active participation from the user and is the most convenient. Cons: The potential for contamination is extremely high, due to co-mingling with trash, and contaminated materials require extra processing or are rejected and sent to landfills. Single Stream: All recyclables, regardless of type, are disposed of in a container...

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Spring Federal Drug Take-Back

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom

Spring Federal Drug Take-Back

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, in partnership with the Albemarle County Police Department, is sponsoring the free collection and disposal of unwanted medication and sharps. This will be a drive through event at the hospital. You can call 1-800-736-8272 for more information.   Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital – Patient Transport Area/Back of Hospital Saturday, April 28, 2018 10am to 2pm                       The University of Virginia Health System offers a similar service: “To help Central Virginia residents safely and securely get rid of unwanted or unused prescription...

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Composting at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Compost, Education Center, 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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Plastic Bags Get a New Life

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Plastic Bags Get a New Life

With plastic bags continuing to be an environmental concern, Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is doing its part to help. Plastic bags that were collected throughout the previous year at McIntire Recycling Center were transported to the Trex company in Winchester, VA in February 2018. In total, 41,000 lbs of plastic bags were baled and shipped for recycling. To put this in perspective, One pound equals 700 bags 28,700,000 bags were taken to be recycled into composite decking According to the Trex website, a 500 square foot composite deck contains 140,000 recycled bags 205 500-sq. ft. decks can...

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Waterline Break Impacting Rt. 29 N

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases

UPDATE: 2-1-18 @ 8:15am: As of 11:30pm on 1-31-18, the waterline has been repaired and service has been fully restored. Approximately 25 feet of pipe was replaced. Both lanes of northbound Rt. 29 are currently open. RWSA will coordinate with the repaving contractor and VDOT to restore the northbound section, of Rt. 29 impacted by this work, at a later date; updates on traffic impacts will be provided at that time.   1-31-18 @ 1:24pm: At about 7:00 am this morning, there was a break in a 12-inch waterline located in the median of US 29 approximately 1,100 feet south of Lewis and Clark Drive....

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Frozen Reservoir Safety Warning

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases

Frozen Reservoir Safety Warning

##Press Release## Due to prolonged freezing temperatures, many of the reservoirs have partially frozen areas of ice. In partnership with the Parks and Recreation Departments for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority would like to remind the community that all activities on the ice, at all recreational waters, are prohibited due to the related dangers.   For more information, please contact:   City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, 434-970-3260     Albemarle County Parks & Recreation, 434-296-5844  ...

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