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Campaign Sign Recycling

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Recycling

Campaign Sign Recycling

  The election is (almost) over, but the signs will remain. So, now what?   Don’t throw the signs away, instead take them to McIntire Recycling Center!   To recycle the signs, remove the metal stand from the sign. Thin plastic signs (Poly-bag signs) can be deposited into the Plastic Film bin. Thick plastic signs (that resemble corrugated cardboard) cannot be recycled Paper signs can be deposited into the Mixed Brown Paper bin. Metal stands can be deposited into the Mixed Metals bin. If you have any questions, please ask the attendant on duty. Signs can be recycled during...

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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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UPDATE: RSWA Facilities will remain open

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices

UPDATE: RSWA Facilities will remain open

September 13, 2018 Due to the change in the projected path of Hurricane Florence and the lessened potential impact for the Charlottesville / Albemarle areas, the Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC), 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, and the McIntire Recycling Center, 611 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 will remain open and will operate under their normal schedules. IMUC normal hours: Tues – Fri 7:30am-4pm Sat 8:30am-4pm Sun – Mon CLOSED McIntire Recycling Center normal hours: Wed – Sun 8:30-6:30pm Mon 8:30am-6:30pm Tues CLOSED If weather and...

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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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Current Challenges in Recycling

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Current Challenges in Recycling

As the landscape of recycling continues to evolve, due to a change in the way China accepts recycling, Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will continue to look for ways to adapt and continue to offer quality services. Below are two interesting articles that explain how the new rules are affecting the US recycling industry: The Virginia Pilot: Curbside recycling programs face a challenge from China The New York Times: Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not Click here more information about what RSWA does with its...

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