Stewardship

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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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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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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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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