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UPDATE: RWSA Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices

UPDATE: RWSA Prepares for Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018 Due to the change in the projected path of Hurricane Florence and the lessened potential impact for the Charlottesville / Albemarle areas, the additional releases at the reservoirs have been stopped. Normal releases, in accordance with our State Permit, have resumed.   Charlottesville, VA — September 11, 2018 The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) began releasing water from the Sugar Hollow, South Rivanna and Beaver Creek Reservoirs on Monday, September 10, 2018, in preparation for the significant amount of rainfall currently forecasted from Hurricane Florence.  ...

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UPDATE: RSWA Facilities will remain open

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices

UPDATE: RSWA Facilities will remain open

September 13, 2018 Due to the change in the projected path of Hurricane Florence and the lessened potential impact for the Charlottesville / Albemarle areas, the Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC), 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, and the McIntire Recycling Center, 611 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 will remain open and will operate under their normal schedules. IMUC normal hours: Tues – Fri 7:30am-4pm Sat 8:30am-4pm Sun – Mon CLOSED McIntire Recycling Center normal hours: Wed – Sun 8:30-6:30pm Mon 8:30am-6:30pm Tues CLOSED If weather and...

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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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Current Challenges in Recycling

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

Current Challenges in Recycling

As the landscape of recycling continues to evolve, due to a change in the way China accepts recycling, Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will continue to look for ways to adapt and continue to offer quality services. Below are two interesting articles that explain how the new rules are affecting the US recycling industry: The Virginia Pilot: Curbside recycling programs face a challenge from China The New York Times: Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not Click here more information about what RSWA does with its...

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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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