Recyclables Accepted

Only items listed below are accepted at the stated facility; if an item is not on the list, it is not accepted.

Please do not drop off material when the facility is closed. Only dispose of items in the correct, designated bin or container; do not leave unaccepted items on the ground, outside of bins, or at any other location at the facility.

 

What can I bring to the McIntire Road Recycling Center?

The McIntire Road Recycling Center accepts various items for recycling. Bins are set up for specific items. If you have questions about where to deposit something, there are recycling attendants available who will be happy to assist you. Or call us at (434) 977-2976.

Don’t forget there is also a gently used clothing bin and a book exchange bin, so don’t throw these items away if they are able to be shared or donated.

Recyclables List

  • Telephone Books
  • Steel Cans: Fruit, vegetables, soup, pet food, etc.
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers: All 1-7 rigid plastic bottles and containers
  • Office Paper (File Stock): Junk mail, copy/printer paper
  • Newspaper & Magazines: Catalogs and books (hard & soft bound)
  • Mixed Paper (Brown Paper): Wrapping paper, packing paper, cereal boxes, and all non-corrugated cardboard
  • Glass Food & Beverage: Clear, blue, green, brown, and yellow
  • Aluminum Cans: Beverage cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard: Cannot have waxy coating
  • Plastic Bags & Wraps: Clean, dry plastic bags and wrap/packaging (Note: Make sure bags are clean and dry. Do not include biodegradable bags, pre-washed salad bags, frozen food bags, or material that has been painted or glued. This leads to contamination.)
  • Books: Please bring books, that are in good condition, to the Book Exchange Bin. We cannot accept water damaged or moldy books. If you have water damaged books, they can be recycled in the newspaper bin.

 

What can I bring to the Ivy Municipal Utilization Center?

Recyclables List

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper & Magazines
  • Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze

 

What can I bring to the Paper Sort of Meade Ave?

 Types of Paper Accepted

  • Category 1: Mixed Brown Paper: This category includes brown and compressed paper which make up such items as cereal and tissue boxes, brown paper bags, and pet feed sacks (without the plastic liner).
  • Category 2: File Stock: This category includes junk mail, computer paper, legal paper, photocopied paper, and shredded paper; no magazines, no carbon paper, no newspapers and no brown paper are to be placed in with the file stock.
  • Category 3: Corrugated (Cardboard): This category includes only flattened shipping boxes. No other paper or strings should be placed in with this grade.
  • Category 4: Newspaper and Magazines: This category includes newspaper, magazines, and catalogs. Magazines include items such as newspaper inserts and “glossy” brochures.

 

Household Hazardous and Bulky Waste

HHW and Bulky Waste is only collected at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on specific dates in the spring and fall. Please see the Household Hazardous Waste page for upcoming dates, details, and restrictions.

 

RSWA LOGOWant more recycling services?

RSWA only provides the services directed by the City and/or the County. Please direct requests for additions or changes to current services to the Charlottesville City Council members (council@charlottesville.org) or the Albemarle Board of Supervisors (bos@albemarle.org), depending on your area of residence. You can provide comments or suggestions regarding RSWA’s current programs by emailing the RSWA board members (rswaboardmembers@rivanna.org).

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For more recycling information, please read our Recycling FAQs