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Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship, Water, Water Resource Recovery

Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

Starting the week of September 23, 2019, the McIntire Recycling Center will be the new home for the collection of oyster shells in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.  This collection point, which is open to the public as well, will collect oysters from restaurants and homes to be recycled back into oyster habitat in the Chesapeake by the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling and Restoration Program (VOSRP). The VOSRP is a collaborative, community-based, restoration program of the VCU Rice Rivers Center (RRC). The VOSRP began in 2013 to collect waste oyster shell from businesses and the general...

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Imagine a Day Without Water

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Stewardship, Water

Imagine a Day Without Water

This year for our Imagine a Day without Water (IADWW) Art Contest we are holding a kickoff event on August 28th from 3-5pm at the Shops at Stonefield. There will be information on our public water utilities and water sources, free giveaways to help you save water, and music entertainment provided by 106.1 the Corner! We are also excited to announce that the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority are holding the 5th annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest. The goal of this contest is to educate Charlottesville and Albemarle...

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Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water

Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

A year after the first Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter went into operation as part of the drinking water treatment system for the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority would like to celebrate its success. The road to install GAC contactors at our five largest water treatment plants has been a long one. In 2006, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated regulations related to disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water, making the removal requirements more stringent. DBPs can form when chemicals used to disinfect our drinking water, such...

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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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2018 Imagine a Day without Water

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

2018 Imagine a Day without Water

  Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn’t water their crops.   2018 Theme: How do you save water? Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water? 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates: Artwork will be accepted: September 10th...

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How to Recycle in Albemarle County (and Charlottesville too!)

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

How to Recycle in Albemarle County (and Charlottesville too!)

The Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee (SWAAC) has produced a series of videos to educate the public about recycling options and new procedures in Albemarle County. The videos discuss how to separate your recyclables, what facilities offer recycling services, and how to promote a healthy and sustainable environment.   For even more information on recycling in Albemarle County, click here.   For more information about: Recyclables Accepted  Recycling FAQs   Composting McIntire Recycling Center Ivy MUC Other posts about...

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