Ivy Material Utilization Center (MUC)

RSWA Ivy Material Utilization Center sign

RSWA Ivy Material Utilization Center sign

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

NOTE:  Ivy MUC will be closed at Noon on October 25th for our Annual Employee Appreciation Day function.

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.


Program Services

Schedule of Fees
Citizens Convenience Center
Encore Shop
Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days
Paint Collection Page

Recycling and Waste Disposal Main Page

Getting ready for the next load Ivy MUC

Getting ready for the next load Ivy MUC


HHW Days at Ivy MUC

Bulky Waste Amnesty Days at Ivy MUC

Ellen at the Encore Shop

Ellen at the Encore Shop (opened since 1998)


Mulch Grinding Operation

Makin’ Mulch




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