Compost

Compost for sale at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Compost for sale at Ivy MUC

Bulk compost is for sale at the IMUC at a price of $75 per ton. This compost material, SoilBuilder™, produced by McGill Environmental Systems, is an industrially produced, premium compost material that has been carefully screened and produced to meet the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program.  This material comes from McGill’s Waverly, Virginia facility which is where compostable food waste from the McIntire Recycling Center and biosolids from the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery facility are composted. More information on this compost may be found at...

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Used Cooking Oil Collection at McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Used Cooking Oil Collection at McIntire Recycling Center

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce it is expanding services at the McIntire Recycling Center (MRC). Through a partnership with Five Star Septic Inc., RSWA is offering a Used Cooking Oil (UCO) collection program. Visitors may now dispose of used, liquid cooking oil and grease at the MRC. Five Star Septic has provided a 300-gallon sealed container, located next to the MRC entrance, where customers can dispose of UCO and grease. Containers that customers use to bring UCO to MRC should be taken home for reuse or disposal. Five Star Septic will collect the container for...

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Pizza Box Composting at the McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Pizza Box Composting at the McIntire Recycling Center

What should you do with that old pizza box? It looks like good cardboard for recycling and it’s only a little (or a lot) greasy from the pizza or wings… The McIntire Recycling Center is now able to accept used pizza boxes for composting.  All you have to do is remove any containers of seasoning or sauces, and any plastic windows or pizza savers (that little plastic triangular legged device that keeps your pizza from getting smashed on the boxes lid; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_saver). Then fold the box up and place it into the compostable food waste container next to the cardboard...

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Great Pumpkin Smash

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Great Pumpkin Smash

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin! Participants will be able to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container. Information regarding the RSWA, City, and County composting and recycling programs will be available. Pumpkin composting is free of charge and open to City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents. Where: McIntire Recycling Center, 611 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 When: November 2, 2019 from 8:30am to 6:30pm How to Compost Pumpkins should be free of inorganic material, such as candles, wax, artificial lighting,...

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Expanded Recycling at the Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

Expanded Recycling at the Ivy MUC

Effective immediately, the Ivy Material Utilization Center will begin offering expanded recycling services at the current citizens convenience center. These services are free to the residents of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. The Ivy MUC is located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville VA, 22903. The interim facility will accept: Corrugated Carboard Newsprint and Magazines Motor Oil Antifreeze Compostable Food Waste Glass Food & Beverage Containers* Mixed Brown Paper* Mixed Metals – aluminum beverage cans and steel cans* *expanded offering At the February meeting of...

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Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

2018 CITY MARKET COMPOST DROP-OFF PROGRAM COMING TO SEASONAL CLOSE Thank you to everyone who contributed to the City Market composting program this season! As the City Market transforms into the Winter Market (Nov-Dec), the City Market Composting program is winding down with the last day to drop-off your food scraps this Saturday (10/27/2018). We’re thrilled to have seen so many of you visit our drop-off station and are excited to announce the launching of a new composting pilot program for Charlottesville residents. McIntire Recycling Center will continue to accept compost with...

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