Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste: Fall Collection

RSWA Spring Special Collection DaysFall 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center is scheduled from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30. List of acceptable items »

Fall 2017 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

Special collection will be held at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Continue reading

Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

RSWA Spring Special Collection DaysRivanna 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

Safety & Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps in Question

Antibacterial SoapACPS 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

Virginia Household Water Quality Program: April 2017 Drinking Water Clinic

Virginia Cooperative ExtensionVirginia Cooperative Extension provides affordable water testing and interpretation for wells and springs of households in Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the surrounding counties. Affordable water testing and information about water quality and well and spring care and maintenance will be offered for homeowners this April. Registration is now open for the 2017 Drinking Water Clinic. Continue reading

Fall 2016 Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates

Hazardous WasteResidential Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center is scheduled from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1. List of acceptable items »

Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates

Saturdays throughout October, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continue reading

Fall 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days: October 2 & 3

Hazardous WasteAttention 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 »

Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grants (up to $5,000) – Apply by August 7

Chesapeake Bay Trust LogoThe 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»

Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grants (up to $5,000) – Apply by June 12

Chesapeake Bay Trust LogoThe 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 June 12 at 5 p.m. Get the scoop»

Crozet Elementary School Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Crozet Rain Garden Ribbon CeremonyCongratulations to Crozet Elementary for being named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only four K-12 schools in Virginia this year! Out of more than 135,000 schools and universities in the nation, Crozet joins only 57 others in receiving this distinction. Way to be stewards of our environment! Read our news release »

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