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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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This Holiday Season, Shop Recyclable!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

This Holiday Season, Shop Recyclable!

NBC News Story: https://www.nbc29.com/2019/12/10/rswa-offering-recycling-tips-holiday-related-items/          

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Internal Issues of Mold/Mildew in Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Water

Internal Issues of Mold/Mildew in Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads

Shared from the Albemarle County Service Authority Website Click here to learn more about the Internal Issues of Mold/Mildew in Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads.       What is the black slimy stuff in my toilets/faucets/shower head? Welcome to the fascinating, but often annoying, world of micro-organisms! If you are experiencing dark gray/black “stains” or slimy residues in a toilet, at a sink faucet, or even on a shower head, the good news is you don’t have a water quality problem, and the water is not harmful. However, we realize this is certainly an aesthetic issue, so we...

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Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Water

Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

Fan Favorite Voting for the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority held an art contest open to all Charlottesville City and Albemarle County students in Grades K – 12. Students were asked to show how they ONLY USE WHAT THEY NEED as part of a national campaign to bring attention to the value of water. We need YOU to help us select a FAN FAVORITE art poster by voting for your favorite at this link! The art poster with the most votes wins! Don’t forget to tell your friends...

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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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