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Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates Announced!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog, Household Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates Announced!

Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates Announced!

##Press Release## Spring 2017 Special Waste Collection Dates Announced For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—January 12, 2017. Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its spring special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents and businesses beginning April 27th at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC). This event is brought to the community with support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of...

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Full Swing!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Recycling, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Christmas Tree Recycling in Full Swing!

The following information was provided to us by Matthew Smith, Superintendent of Parks at Albemarle County.  Thanks, Matt! 2016-2017 County Parks Christmas Tree Recycling Program is a program that recycles discarded Christmas Trees that are chipped into mulch and offered to the public for free. The County will operate seven sites. The sites will be open from December 26, 2016 to January 16, 2017. The hours will be 7:00 AM until dark daily. The sites are: Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center on McIntire Road (Note: Sunday hours are...

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McIntire Compost Collection Will Continue

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Blog, Compost, Recycling | Comments Off on McIntire Compost Collection Will Continue

McIntire Compost Collection Will Continue

“Thank you! Wonderful. Keep It Going.” — area resident We’ve received nothing but positive comments like that one from area residents about our food waste collection at McIntire Recycling Center and so we are glad to report that our Board of Directors approved an extension of the program through the end of June 2017 (end of our fiscal year)!  From January through October we have received a total of 14.4 tons food waste at McIntire, averaging about 1.4 tons per month, coming from nearly 400 cart pick-ups.  As a part of...

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Winners of Art Contest Celebrated!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog, Water | Comments Off on Winners of Art Contest Celebrated!

Winners of Art Contest Celebrated!

The Albemarle County Service Authority, the City of Charlottesville Public Works, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority celebrated the winners of the 2016 Imagine a Day Without Water contest Tuesday evening at ACSA’s offices on Spotnap Road. The student winners were:   1st – 2nd Grade: Sarah Ni, Baker-Butler Elementary, Grade 2 3rd – 4th Grade: Jingui Li, Hollymead Elementary, Grade 4 5th – 6th Grade: Olivia Kim, Hollymead Elementary, Grade 5 7th – 8th Grade: Marco Lopez, Buford Middle School, Grade 8 Fan Favorite: Shilu DeBerry,...

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Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Blog, Community Project, Featured, Press Releases, Water | Comments Off on Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Press Release (from City Water Conservation Program Coordinator Jill Greiner) Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA – The City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) participated in their second annual “Imagine a Day without Water,” a national campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water in our everyday lives. The campaign involved a public awareness event in September as well as an art contest where students from the City...

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Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Water Industry Leaders | Comments Off on Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

November 2, 2016 marked the first day of William I. Mawyer Jr.’s tenure here at Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority as the Executive Director!  We are very excited for him to join us and look forward to his leadership. Below is the official press release that went out last week after the RSWA and RWSA board officially appointed Bill. Press Release sent 10/25/2016: Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of William I. (Bill)...

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Imagine A Day Without Water is Back

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Blog, Community Project, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Imagine A Day Without Water is Back

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA – Once again the City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) is participating in the second annual “Imagine a Day without Water,” a national campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water in our everyday lives! The City, ACSA, and RWSA will be hosting an event on Friday, September 16th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Downtown Mall on the corner of East Main Street and 2nd Street NE next to...

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Encore Shop is a Treasure Trove of Used Goods

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Blog, Recycling | Comments Off on Encore Shop is a Treasure Trove of Used Goods

Encore Shop is a Treasure Trove of Used Goods

Die-hard recyclers and second-hand aficionados are regulars at our Ivy MUC Encore Shop– a treasure trove of goods. But for those of you who may not be familiar, we thought we should highlight this program and some of the interesting items we’ve seen come and go over the years! From candle-holders to couches, from bikes to boats, from patio furniture to paintings and everything in between, the Encore Shop has a revolving inventory of used goods located at our Ivy MUC (formerly Ivy landfill) location for sale at reasonable prices. For the...

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Daily Paint Collection Begins at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog, Household Hazardous Waste | Comments Off on Daily Paint Collection Begins at Ivy MUC

Daily Paint Collection Begins at Ivy MUC

If we had to guess, we’d say that nearly every household in our community probably contains paint containers either old or new that folks would like to properly dispose of.  In the past RSWA’s Fall or Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days has been the only option — and usually a popular and time-consuming one! The good news is that last month the RSWA board of directors made up of City and County representatives approved a program to accept daily paint collection at Ivy Material Utilization Center (or Ivy MUC)...

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Successful Odor Control Kickoff

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Blog, Community Project, Featured, Odor Control | Comments Off on Successful Odor Control Kickoff

Friday, July 15th Rivanna hosted an Odor Control Kickoff at Riverview Park for local officials, media, and neighbors.  We shared the good news that our contractors have mobilized their equipment and construction is beginning!  We also heard from City Councilor Kathy Galvin, Board of Supervisor Rick Randolph, Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board Chair, and Woolen Mills President John Frazee. The map below was used to show the major components of this project. Our staff, local officials, and the neighborhood are definitely looking forward to...

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