Compost

MCINTIRE RECYCLING CENTER COMPOST GIVE-A-WAY

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

MCINTIRE RECYCLING CENTER COMPOST GIVE-A-WAY

Charlottesville, VA—March 25, 2021   In order to say THANK YOU to our customers of the McIntire Recycling Center, and kick off the Spring planting season, RSWA will be giving away 40-pound bags of McGill Soilbuilder Compost free to the first 300 customers on Saturday, April 10, 2021 (8:30am to 5:30pm), while supplies last. McGill is one of our compostable food waste partners, and processes all the food waste collected at McIntire.  This compost material is recycled from a variety of vegetative green waste, untreated wood waste, biosolids, agricultural by-products, and food waste, and is...

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Great Pumpkin Smash

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Compost, Featured, Press Releases, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

Great Pumpkin Smash

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin!

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Mulch & Compost for sale at Ivy MUC

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

Mulch & Compost for sale at Ivy MUC

Mulch for your home and landscaping needs is back in stock at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA.   The cost is $30 per ton. The Ivy MUC is also offering compost for $75 per ton (there are approximately two cubic yards in a ton of compost).  Both products are available for bulk loading onto your truck or trailer. The mulch is ground from vegetative waste at the Ivy MUC, and the SoilBuilder compost material is from the McGill Environment facility in Waverly, VA. SoilBuilder is made of 100 percent recycled content including the compostable...

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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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