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Always Secure or Cover your Load!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2021 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

Always Secure or Cover your Load!

In accordance with Albemarle County Code, Chapter 13-Section 301: It shall be unlawful for any person to transport any refuse upon the streets, roads, or highways in the county in a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent any of the load, consisting of the refuse and refuse containers, from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. A vehicle may be deemed to be constructed or loaded to prevent the load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping if the refuse is transported in one or more secured covered containers within the vehicle...

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2020-2021 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Posted by on Dec 4, 2020 in Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

2020-2021 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department’s Annual “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” This County Parks program has been in operation since 1988 and has collected an average of 2300 trees annually that yield over 110 cubic yards of chips. The trees will be chipped into mulch and offered back to the public at no cost. Combining forces with the “Charlottesville Curbside Pick Up” the joint programs collected 4200 trees yielding 200 cubic yards of chips in 2020. Please note this is reducing the impact on our landfill and helping citizens find a place to dispose of a large and cumbersome...

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Free Mulch at the Ivy MUC

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Free Mulch at the Ivy MUC

In honor of America Recycles Day, celebrated on November 15th each year, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is offering free mulch to customers of the Ivy Material Utilization Center, located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The mulch giveaway will run from November 18, 2020 to December 5, 2020. No purchase is necessary. Each customer will receive up to one-ton free, additional tons will be charged at the rate of $30/ton. For more information on the programs offered at the Ivy MUC, please visit:...

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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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National Drinking Water Week: May 3-9, 2020

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

National Drinking Water Week: May 3-9, 2020

For more than 40 years the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and its members have used Drinking Water Week as a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.   This year’s recognition will be May 3-9, 2020, and this year’s theme for Drinking Water Week is #ThereWhenYouNeedIt   The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, along with Charlottesville Utilities and the Albemarle County Service Authority, want our community to know that your water will always be #ThereWhenYouNeedIt....

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Drinking Water is Safe

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Community Project, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water

Drinking Water is Safe

UPDATE: 3-19-2020 Major water associations: Tap water is safe during COVID-19 outbreak National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies issue joint statement.   WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 18, 2020 — As the global COVID-19 crisis continues to develop and reports of bottled water shortages make headlines, the National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies issued the following joint statement: According to the U.S. Environmental...

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