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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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5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Water

5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

Update: 6-4-2018 Albemarle County Service Authority lifted the “boil water”  notice on Saturday June 2nd. Repairs to the RWSA linke break continue. Update: 6-1-2018 All dams remain safe. Water has been restored to all ACSA customers. The process to refill Piney Mountain Tank continues; it is currently at about 17.5 feet. The water line break near Dickerson and Airport Roads has been repaired. A second water line break has been located between the North Rivanna Water Treatment Plant and Route 29. RWSA Staff is working to develop and implement the repair plan. The “boil...

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Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Community Project, Newsroom, Odor Control, Press Releases, Wastewater

Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

The Community Event to celebrate the Odor Control Reduction project completion has been moved to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm due to impending inclement weather. ## ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: MAY 10, 2018## COMMUNITY EVENT TO CELEBRATE ODOR REDUCTIONS For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—May 10, 2018 With almost 10 million gallons of wastewater being treated each day at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, located near the Woolen Mills neighborhood, controlling the odors associated with normal operations became increasingly necessary. Therefore, in 2015,...

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Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Water

Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

##PRESS RELEASE## NEW DRINKING WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS GO LIVE For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—April 24, 2018 As part of our mission to provide clean, safe, high-quality drinking water to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority, we have completed construction of a new Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) water treatment system at all five of our water treatment plants (South Rivanna, North Rivanna, Observatory, Crozet, and Scottsville). GAC is highly effective at removing a wide variety of organic materials and other select contaminants to further improve...

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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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