Recycling

Compost for sale at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Compost for sale at Ivy MUC

Bulk compost is for sale at the IMUC at a price of $75 per ton. This compost material, SoilBuilder™, produced by McGill Environmental Systems, is an industrially produced, premium compost material that has been carefully screened and produced to meet the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program.  This material comes from McGill’s Waverly, Virginia facility which is where compostable food waste from the McIntire Recycling Center and biosolids from the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery facility are composted. More information on this compost may be found at...

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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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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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