The Ivy Material Utilization Center serves residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Center includes: a transfer station for municipal solid waste and small loads of construction and demolition debris material; a vegetative waste mulching operation (mulch available for sale); a citizens convenience center for accepted recyclables and household bags of trash; household hazardous waste collection; collection for white goods, pallets, and tires; and the Encore Shop for collection and sale of reusable items.
Regular Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Please allow sufficient time to unload before closing time*
Phone: (434) 295-3306
Ivy MUC is closed Sundays and Mondays. Remaining Holiday Closing in 2016 is Christmas Eve observance on Saturday, December 24th. Holiday Closings in 2017 will be New Years’ Day – January 2; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16; Presidents Day February 20; Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday- April 13; Memorial Day May 29; Independence Day – July 4; Labor Day Sept 4; Veterans Day November 10; Thanksgiving plus Friday – November 23 and November 24; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – December 24 and December 25.
From Charlottesville take I-64 West toward Waynesboro. Take the Ivy Exit to Route 637 South. The Material Utilization Center is approximately 3.3 miles down Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) on the right-hand side. For more detailed directions, click here.
Minimum Disposal Charge
Albemarle County residents and businesses
$6.00 plus $1.00 service fee
Non-Albemarle County residents and businesses
$6.00 plus $10.00 service fee
Payment Options: We only accept cash, check or previously opened accounts at the Ivy Material Utilization Center. New Accounts can only be opened through the Main office at Moores Creek. For more information contact Miranda Baird, Accounts Receivable Technician at 434-977-2976 ext. 137.
Bigger loads, please call first!
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 in August of 2016. Note: due to traffic and staffing during our Household Hazardous Waste Days, patrons with paint only will be routed through the Household Hazardous Waste lanes. Paint brought on normal operation days will check in with the scale house and be directed over to the tipping floor area for disposal.
Click here for our brochure listing the Program Services and Fees at Ivy MUC.