Recycling

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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2019-2020 “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” Information

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Recycling

2019-2020 “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” Information

The Christmas Tree recycling program is run by the Albemarle County Parks and Rec Department. This is a program that recycles discarded Christmas Trees that are chipped into mulch and offered to the public for free. The 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. Combining forces with the City of Charlottesville’s Curbside Pick-Up, the joint programs collected 4100 trees yielding 200 cubic yards of chips in 2018. Please note this is reducing the impact on our landfill and helping citizens...

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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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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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eWaste Collection Date Announced

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

eWaste Collection Date Announced

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host an electronic waste collection day on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. During this program, residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County will be able to dispose of e-waste for free. To participate, residents must preregister for this event. Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 1st at 8:00 am. Participants will be asked to register for a specific time window. Once the time slot has filled, a confirmation email will be sent to...

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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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