Education Center

Welcome to the Rivanna Education Center

The staff at Rivanna is dedicated to improving environmental awareness through education and community outreach. By working closely with our counterparts at the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, our goal is to provide, not only high-quality services to the community, but also be a valuable resource for education.

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Education Center Blog

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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 | Comments Off on 2018 Imagine a Day without 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...

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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 | Comments Off on How to Recycle in Albemarle County (and Charlottesville too!)

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 | Comments Off on Current Challenges in Recycling

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 | Comments Off on Composting in the City of Charlottesville

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...

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