Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Bulky Waste Days

Amnesty Days 2015 - Tires

Amnesty Days 2015 – Tires

Fall Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

RSWA is grateful to all citizens who participate for your part in making our environment safer and cleaner.  Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9am-2pm and Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9am-2pm!

Find out the Household Hazardous Waste ACCEPTED ITEMS here.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:

Thursday (28th) or Friday (29th) depending on demand. Pre-registration by September 22nd is required to obtain an appointment according to EPA regulations.

This special collection is only open to qualifying businesses and commercial establishments and not households. Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that (1) generate no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) hazardous waste in a month, (2) generate no more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) acutely hazardous waste in a month, and (3) store not more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) hazardous waste. To participate in this event, businesses must pre-register with CARE Environmental Corp. via email with John Doffinger ( or Jim McKenna ( or call 1-800-494-2273. There is a fee associated with disposal.

Fall Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates!

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates from 8:30-4pm:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses  October 7, 2017
Appliances  October 14, 2017
Tires  October 21, 2017

Service is available to Albemarle County, Town of Scottsville, and Charlottesville City residents only.

Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.

No oversized tires will be accepted.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days. Also, please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation. Contact RSWA (295-3306) regarding tipping fees for the above items.

If these times do not work for your schedule, we will host another round in the Spring of 2018.

Daily Paint Collection at Ivy MUC!

Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) offers paint collection on a daily basis in order to better serve our customers’ needs and eliminate long lines at our popular Fall and Spring Household Hazardous Waste days!  For complete details, go to our Paint Collection page. The RSWA board approved this change and we began accepting paint as of August 2016. Paint brought on normal operation days will check in with the scale house and be directed over to the tipping floor area for disposal. Note: due to traffic and staffing during our Household Hazardous Waste Days, patrons with paint only will need to be routed through the Household Hazardous Waste lanes.

To stay connected about this program and our Fall and Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days, sign up for our HHW notification email list by clicking here.

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