Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s (RSWA) 2018 fall household hazardous waste and bulky waste amnesty collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) begins this Friday and Saturday! Continue reading
As this school year comes to an end, we wanted to provide a preview of recycling for next year. We will be issuing a request for proposals soon for waste and recycling services. Since the closure of van der Linde’s mixed waste facility, we are no longer recovering recyclable materials from the waste stream (blue dumpsters). Continue reading
Fall 2017 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Spring Special Collection Days are here!
Household Hazardous Waste will be collected at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. This free service is available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Scottsville, as well as Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government. See the list of acceptable items »
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days will be held on the first three Saturdays in May from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continue reading
ACPS works to provide safe and fragrance-free soap through dispensers in restrooms and staff workroom areas. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned several antibacterial active ingredients found in antibacterial soap—triclosan and triclocarban are the most common. Manufacturers are no longer allowed to use these ingredients in antibacterial soap; however, soaps produced before the final rule may contain the banned ingredients.
Please refrain from bringing antibacterial soaps to school. If you are in need of a soap dispenser in an area, please contact your lead custodian. Continue reading
Over the summer, contractors were busy installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on six of our schools. The new systems now are producing renewable energy at Albemarle and Monticello high schools; Sutherland Middle School; and Baker-Butler, Brownsville and Greer elementary schools. You can enjoy a time-lapse video of the Albemarle High School installation. Continue reading
Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates
Saturdays throughout October, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continue reading
Attention Albemarle County and Charlottesville City residents: Rid your home of hazardous waste! Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will operate a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at their Ivy Material Utilization Center this Friday, October 2, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more »
The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program was established to provide accessible funds to schools, organizations and agencies to educate students about their local watersheds and how they can become environmental stewards and make a difference in watershed health. To accomplish this goal, the program supports meaningful outdoor learning experiences around a watershed issue investigation, including field trips, fieldwork, student-led action projects and schoolyard habitat projects, as well as building teacher capacity to implement environmental education, including professional development trainings and programs to advance environmental literacy in the Chesapeake Bay region. The deadline is August 7 at 5 p.m. Get the scoop»