Recycling

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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Great Pumpkin Smash

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Compost, Featured, Press Releases, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

Great Pumpkin Smash

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin!

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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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Used Cooking Oil Collection at McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Used Cooking Oil Collection at McIntire Recycling Center

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce it is expanding services at the McIntire Recycling Center (MRC). Through a partnership with Five Star Septic Inc., RSWA is offering a Used Cooking Oil (UCO) collection program. Visitors may now dispose of used, liquid cooking oil and grease at the MRC. Five Star Septic has provided a 300-gallon sealed container, located next to the MRC entrance, where customers can dispose of UCO and grease. Containers that customers use to bring UCO to MRC should be taken home for reuse or disposal. Five Star Septic will collect the container for...

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