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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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5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Water | Comments Off on 5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

Update: 6-4-2018 Albemarle County Service Authority lifted the “boil water”  notice on Saturday June 2nd. Repairs to the RWSA linke break continue. Update: 6-1-2018 All dams remain safe. Water has been restored to all ACSA customers. The process to refill Piney Mountain Tank continues; it is currently at about 17.5 feet. The water line break near Dickerson and Airport Roads has been repaired. A second water line break has been located between the North Rivanna Water Treatment Plant and Route 29. RWSA Staff is working to develop...

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Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Community Project, Newsroom, Odor Control, Press Releases, Wastewater | Comments Off on Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

The Community Event to celebrate the Odor Control Reduction project completion has been moved to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm due to impending inclement weather. ## ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: MAY 10, 2018## COMMUNITY EVENT TO CELEBRATE ODOR REDUCTIONS For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—May 10, 2018 With almost 10 million gallons of wastewater being treated each day at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, located near the Woolen Mills neighborhood, controlling the odors associated with normal operations became...

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Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Water | Comments Off on Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

##PRESS RELEASE## NEW DRINKING WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS GO LIVE For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—April 24, 2018 As part of our mission to provide clean, safe, high-quality drinking water to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority, we have completed construction of a new Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) water treatment system at all five of our water treatment plants (South Rivanna, North Rivanna, Observatory, Crozet, and Scottsville). GAC is highly effective at removing a wide variety of organic materials and...

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What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling | Comments Off on What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

              There are three types of recycling, each with their own pros and cons: All-In-One: All trash and recyclables are disposed of in one container with no separation. This material then proceeds to a sorting facility to sort out the recyclables. Pros: Requires no active participation from the user and is the most convenient. Cons: The potential for contamination is extremely high, due to co-mingling with trash, and contaminated materials require extra processing or are rejected and sent to landfills. Single Stream: All recyclables,...

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Spring Federal Drug Take-Back

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom | Comments Off on Spring Federal Drug Take-Back

Spring Federal Drug Take-Back

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, in partnership with the Albemarle County Police Department, is sponsoring the free collection and disposal of unwanted medication and sharps. This will be a drive through event at the hospital. You can call 1-800-736-8272 for more information.   Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital – Patient Transport Area/Back of Hospital Saturday, April 28, 2018 10am to 2pm                       The University of Virginia Health System offers a similar service: “To help Central Virginia residents safely and...

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Composting at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Compost, Newsroom, Recycling | Comments Off on Composting at Ivy MUC

Composting at Ivy MUC

Composting of household food waste is now available at the Ivy Material Utilization Center. The food waste is collected by Black Bear Composting (BBC); they turn the collected food waste into compost at their commercial composting facility in Crimora, VA. BBC’s services are contracted and paid for by RSWA. This service is free to residents and is located in the Citizens Convenience Center area. Businesses will be charged the $178 per ton composting tipping fee and will be required to drive over the scales into the Transfer Station....

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Plastic Bags Get a New Life

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship | Comments Off on Plastic Bags Get a New Life

Plastic Bags Get a New Life

With plastic bags continuing to be an environmental concern, Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is doing its part to help. Plastic bags that were collected throughout the previous year at McIntire Recycling Center were transported to the Trex company in Winchester, VA in February 2018. In total, 41,000 lbs of plastic bags were baled and shipped for recycling. To put this in perspective, One pound equals 700 bags 28,700,000 bags were taken to be recycled into composite decking According to the Trex website, a 500 square foot composite deck contains...

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Waterline Break Impacting Rt. 29 N

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases | Comments Off on Waterline Break Impacting Rt. 29 N

UPDATE: 2-1-18 @ 8:15am: As of 11:30pm on 1-31-18, the waterline has been repaired and service has been fully restored. Approximately 25 feet of pipe was replaced. Both lanes of northbound Rt. 29 are currently open. RWSA will coordinate with the repaving contractor and VDOT to restore the northbound section, of Rt. 29 impacted by this work, at a later date; updates on traffic impacts will be provided at that time.   1-31-18 @ 1:24pm: At about 7:00 am this morning, there was a break in a 12-inch waterline located in the median of US 29...

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