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  • Recycling and Waste Disposal | Rivanna Authorities
    services for its citizens Each county resident must either dispose of their waste themselves use Rivanna s Ivy MUC or McIntire Recycling or contract with a private waste disposal hauler of their choice For more information please visit the Albemarle County website or call Albemarle County at 296 5816 for more information Want more recycling services RSWA only provdes the specific services that are requested by the City and or the County so for requests for additions or changes to current services we suggest that City residents contact their City Council members council charlottesville org and County residents contact their Board of Supervisors bos albemarle org RSWA would like to hear about comments or suggestions with regard to our current programs by emailing the RSWA board members rswaboardmembers rivanna org or by calling our main line at 434 977 2970 Brief History of RSWA The RSWA was initially formed in 1990 by the County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville to operate the Ivy Landfill in Albemarle County and to set regional policy through a Board of Directors for managing all solid waste generated from within the jurisdictions of the County and City through principals of reduce reuse recycling and disposal In 1998 the Ivy Landfill closed to municipal solid waste and 2001 closed to all waste and over time the City and the County created different policies and selected different options for handling their waste and recycling Today the RSWA s role is limited to that of a contract agent providing only those specific programs in which the County City or both local governments choose to contract with the RSWA including providing financial support as appropriate Today most solid waste that is generated within the jurisdictions of the County and City is managed by private sector companies Recycling FAQs Recycling FAQs Coming Soon RSWA At A Glance and 2014 Annual Report to the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission link Meet Your Recycler To report litter in Albemarle County call the Litter Hotline Number at 434 972 4145 In the City of Charlottesville call Charlottesville Public Service Dept at 434 970 3830 McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Posted by tkent rivanna org on Apr 29 2016 in Recycling Comments Off on McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Good news for area composters Composting will not ending this Sunday but will continue for the remainder of the calendar year The RSWA board voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the composting pilot program through the end of 2016 The topic will come to the RSWA board again in August where data will be shared and a larger discussion about the future of the program will ensue Between January 6th and April 1st the pilot program collected a total of 2 92 tons of food waste averaging about a ton of food waste per month read more Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Posted by tkent rivanna org on Mar 30 2016 in Blog Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Comments Off on

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  • McIntire Recycling Center | Rivanna Authorities
    end we ask that patrons remove no more than 10 books per visit Book Bin at McIntire New Method of Accepting Plastics We have streamlined plastics recycling into just TWO BINS rigid plastics and flexible plastics What exactly are these types of plastics Click on our informational brochure below Brief History The McIntire Recycling Center has deep roots in Charlottesville It began in the early 1970s with a glass recycling center at Barracks Road Shopping Center Soon thereafter recycling began in earnest with the formation of the Charlottesville Ecology Club A glass recycling center was opened in February of 1973 at the corner of Ridge and South Streets Fifteen to twenty 50 gallon drums of glass were collected the first day As volume continued to increase the Club relocated to the fire station on Rt 250 then in 1979 the recycling center moved to its present day site at McIntire Road Over 691 000 pounds were received that first year In 1991 RSWA took over the operation of McIntire Recycling Center The Center receives visits from over 1 000 cars each week facility wide we recycled 3 825 tons in 2014 More Questions Check out our Recycling FAQs McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Posted by tkent rivanna org on Apr 29 2016 in Recycling Comments Off on McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Good news for area composters Composting will not ending this Sunday but will continue for the remainder of the calendar year The RSWA board voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the composting pilot program through the end of 2016 The topic will come to the RSWA board again in August where data will be shared and a larger discussion about the future of the program will ensue Between January 6th and April 1st the pilot program collected a total of 2 92 tons of food waste averaging about a ton of food waste per month read more Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Posted by tkent rivanna org on Mar 30 2016 in Blog Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Comments Off on Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Springtime is here which means many of us are cleaning our nests garages of those harmful products like pesticides paint and other chemicals that are not safe for our trash cans So twice a year Rivanna Solid Waste Authority hosts Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Days along with Amnesty Days for large items like mattresses and appliances We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to keep our environment safe and clean Household Hazardous Waste Days Friday April 1 2016 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturday April 2 read more First week of composting declared a success Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 14 2016 in Blog Community Project Featured Recycling Comments Off on First week of composting declared a success Charlottesville and Albemarle residents are all abuzz over the expanded composting services in the community In the first week of the

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  • Ivy Material Utilization Center (MUC) | Rivanna Authorities
    Material Utilization Center is approximately 3 3 miles down Route 637 Dick Woods Road on the right hand side For more detailed directions click here Minimum Disposal Charge Albemarle County residents and businesses 6 00 plus 1 00 service fee Non Albemarle County residents and businesses 6 00 plus 10 00 service fee Payment Options We only accept cash check or previously opened accounts at the Ivy Material Utilization Center New Accounts can only be opened through the Main office at Moores Creek For more information contact Miranda Baird Accounts Receivable Technician at 434 977 2976 ext 137 Bigger loads please call first Services Services and Fees Citizens Convenience Center Encore Shop Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days Mulch Recycling and Waste Disposal Main Page Getting ready for the next load Ivy MUC Bulky Waste Amnesty Days at Ivy MUC Ellen at the Encore Shop opened since 1998 Makin Mulch McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Posted by tkent rivanna org on Apr 29 2016 in Recycling Comments Off on McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Good news for area composters Composting will not ending this Sunday but will continue for the remainder of the calendar year The RSWA board voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the composting pilot program through the end of 2016 The topic will come to the RSWA board again in August where data will be shared and a larger discussion about the future of the program will ensue Between January 6th and April 1st the pilot program collected a total of 2 92 tons of food waste averaging about a ton of food waste per month read more Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Posted by tkent rivanna org on Mar 30 2016 in Blog Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Comments Off on Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Springtime is here which means many of us are cleaning our nests garages of those harmful products like pesticides paint and other chemicals that are not safe for our trash cans So twice a year Rivanna Solid Waste Authority hosts Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Days along with Amnesty Days for large items like mattresses and appliances We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to keep our environment safe and clean Household Hazardous Waste Days Friday April 1 2016 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturday April 2 read more First week of composting declared a success Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 14 2016 in Blog Community Project Featured Recycling Comments Off on First week of composting declared a success Charlottesville and Albemarle residents are all abuzz over the expanded composting services in the community In the first week of the new program Rivanna s McIntire Recycling Center collected 150 lbs of food waste and household compostables in five days NOPE our pick up hauler also reported that only one item was found in the bins that was not allowable and that was a plastic bag We urge

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  • Paper Sort on Meade Ave | Rivanna Authorities
    us are cleaning our nests garages of those harmful products like pesticides paint and other chemicals that are not safe for our trash cans So twice a year Rivanna Solid Waste Authority hosts Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Days along with Amnesty Days for large items like mattresses and appliances We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to keep our environment safe and clean Household Hazardous Waste Days Friday April 1 2016 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturday April 2 2016 9 00 am to 2 00 pm Find out the Household Hazardous Waste ACCEPTED ITEMS here Amnesty Days at Ivy Material Utilization Center Saturdays throughout April 2016 8 30 am 4 00 pm The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates Amnesty Item Collection Date Furniture Mattresses April 9 2016 Appliances April 16 2016 Tires April 23 2016 Service is available to Albemarle County and Charlottesville residents only Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non amnesty items brought on these days Also please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation Contact RSWA 295 3306 regarding tipping fees for the above items If these times do not work for your schedule we will host another round in the fall of 2016 First week of composting declared a success Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 14 2016 in Blog Community Project Featured Recycling Comments Off on First week of composting declared a success Charlottesville and Albemarle residents are all abuzz over the expanded composting services in the community In the first week of the new program Rivanna s McIntire Recycling Center collected 150 lbs of food waste and household compostables in five days NOPE our pick up hauler also reported that only one item was found in the bins that was not allowable and that was a plastic bag We urge everyone to remember to use compostable bags The 3 gallon compostable bags Biobag is the brand name can be found at the following local retailers Whole Foods Kroger Bed Bath and Beyond As well as FREE at the composting kiosk at McIntire Thanks for everyone s participation and enthusiasm Check out the TV news story from Newsplex and NBC29 on the program Composting at McIntire Kicks Off Tomorrow Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 5 2016 in Recycling Uncategorized Comments Off on Composting at McIntire Kicks Off Tomorrow Press Release Charlottesville VA January 5 2016 On the heels of a successful composting pilot program at the 2015 City of Charlottesville Farmer s Market Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will offer 3 month household compost drop off service at the McIntire Recycling Center beginning January 6 2016 City and County residents will be allowed to bring bagged compostable items food waste and compostable household waste during their normal hours of operation five days a week through March Rivanna will provide bags free of charge for citizens who use

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  • Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days | Rivanna Authorities
    30th 2016 tentative This special collection is only open to qualifying businesses and commercial establishments and not households Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that 1 generate no more than 100 kilograms 220 pounds hazardous waste in a month 2 generate no more than 1 kilogram 2 2 pounds acutely hazardous waste in a month and 3 store not more than 1 000 kilograms 2 200 pounds hazardous waste To participate in this event businesses must pre register with CARE Environmental Corp via email with John Doffinger John careenv com or Jim McKenna Jim careenv com and there is a fee associated with disposal Residential Household Hazardous Waste RSWA is grateful to all citizens who participate for your part in making our environment safer and cleaner Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center is scheduled as follows Fall HHW Dates Announced Friday September 30 2016 times TBA Saturday October 1 2016 times TBA Find out the Household Hazardous Waste ACCEPTED ITEMS here Amnesty Days at Ivy Material Utilization Center The LAST Amnesty Day will be held this Saturday April 23rd from 8 30am 4 00pm for TIRES Fall Dates Announced Saturdays throughout October 2016 8 30 am 4 00 pm The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates Amnesty Item Collection Date Furniture Mattresses October 8 2016 Appliances October 15 2016 Tires October 22 2016 Service is available to Albemarle County and Charlottesville residents only Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non amnesty items brought on these days Also please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation Contact RSWA 295 3306 regarding tipping fees for the above items If these times do not work for

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  • Recycling FAQs | Rivanna Authorities
    from water bottles bubble wrap pet food bags dry cleaning bags toilet paper wrap Click here for more details No soiled kitchen or lawn bags no frozen food bags no prewashed salad mixed bags no biodegradable bags All bags must be clean and dry 10 Where can motor oil be recycled The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority accepts motor oil and antifreeze at the Material Utilization Center in Ivy Also check with an oil change service or auto parts or repair shop as most recycle motor oil free of charge 11 Why can t all plastics be recycled Plastic containers coded with a 1 or 2 inside a recycling symbol on the bottom of plastic containers are recyclable in most communities in the county These recyclable containers typically include soda bottles milk water and juice jugs cooking oil and liquor bottles and detergent containers Other plastics coded with a 3 4 5 6 or 7 are not typically recycled due to limited markets and expense However McIntire Recycling Center takes all plastics 1 7 Plastic that contained hazardous waste cannot be accepted for recycling but can be accepted during HHW day 12 How can I recycle my phone books Phone books may be recycled at the McIntire Road Recycling Center throughout the year 13 Where can I take propane tanks for proper disposal Amerigas formerly Columbia Propane accepts propane tanks See www amerigas com exchange consumer for details The following companies accept certified tanks Cycle Systems 296 6465 Need New Number Staunton Metal Works New Life Recycling 1 800 287 3851 To get a tank properly prepared and certified Wel Inc Concord VA 1 800 847 2455 Care Environmental Inc 1 800 494 2273 14 How can I express my interest in enhancing existing service Come to Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board meetings located at 695 Moores Creek Lane They are at 2 00 p m and are generally held the 4th Tuesday of the months of February April May August and November see www rivanna org You can also send an email to info rivanna org or write to Executive Director 695 Moores Creek Ln Charlottesville VA 22902 In addition you can attend your local Board of Supervisors or City Council meetings Come to County Board of Supervisors meetings The regularly scheduled meetings of the BOS are held the first two Wednesdays of the month in Board Room 241 Second Floor County Office Building Mail a letter to the Chairperson of the BOS at 401 McIntire Road Charlottesville VA 22902 Email bos albemarle org or call 434 296 5843 Come to the Charlottesville City Council meetings Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays each month at 7 00 p m in City Hall on the Downtown Mall at 7th and East Main Street Email barfieldp charlottesville org put all council email here mail a letter to the Mayor Box 911 City Hall Charlottesville VA 22902 or call 434 970 3113 15 How do I report incidences of litter

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  • Community Projects | Rivanna Authorities
    our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Community Projects Community Projects This water infrastructure is largely invisible Out of sight out of mind Well not for us We have a round the clock operators and engineers who do everything from routine safety checks to engineering multi year projects that will increase the capacity of our pipes enhance the safety of our system provide adequate supply and pressure so that we can provide an even higher quality of water to our two customers the City and ACSA and their 120 000 customers Rivanna manages 67 miles of water line valves 704 manholes five reservoirs 11 water tanks five treatment plants and four wastewater treatment plants Each of these assets need regular maintenance to maintain a high quality of water for our customers Rivanna is upgrading some of these assets to stretch further increase the quality as requested by these customers and to meet increasingly stringent regulations Over the past ten years we have made significant safety environmental and capital improvement projects totaling 265 million dollars which have increased the reliability redundancy capacity effectiveness and efficiency of our entire

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  • New Rivanna Pump Station | Rivanna Authorities
    boring machine affectionately named Ms Chelsea to excavate over 6 000 cubic feet of rock so that crews can install a 5 ft diameter pipe This new pipe will increase the wastewater pumping capacity from 17 to 37 thousand gallons per minute or 53 million gallons per day of wastewater coming from the northern and eastern portion of the City and the County With this upgrade in the wastewater system sewer will no longer be at risk of overflowing into the Rivanna River during big storm events Additional features of the New Rivanna Pump Station include a self cleaning wet well design influent channel grinders six pumps odor control and an emergency generator This project is due for completion in 2017 Rivanna Pump Station Construction Tunnel Complete Photo Michelle Simpson Rivanna Pump Station Aerial Map Project photo log Learn more about this project at our History of the Rivanna Pump Station Project page video of breakthrough RPS Ragged Mountain Dam Reaches 100 Capacity Zoom in Read more Ragged Mountain Reservoir has reached its maximum capacity of 1 5 billion gallons of First week of composting declared a success Zoom in Read more Charlottesville and Albemarle residents are all abuzz over the expanded Imagine a Day Without Water Winners Announced Zoom in Read more Charlottesville and Albemarle County VA The City of Charlottesville the Update to Woolen Mills Belmont Carlton and other Moores Creek Neighbors Zoom in Read more Letter Update on Odor Control 12 11 2015 Woolen Mills Belmont Carlton Martha Jefferson Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign Zoom in Read more Media Alert Charlottesville VA Thursday December 3 2015 Rivanna Water and Crew Breaks Through 1600 feet of Rock for New Rivanna Pump Station Tunnel Zoom in Read more Charlottesville VA September 29 2015 After five months of work the

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