Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, Virginia Cooperative Extension holds drinking water clinics across the state to provide people with private water systems access to affordable and confidential water testing, including help interpreting their water test results and information about possible treatment options.
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its Spring 2019 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on the first three Saturdays in May. This biannual service is free and open to all residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, and the Town of Scottsville. Special collections will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Continue reading
Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is now accepting applications for 30 in 30 Green Grants! The 30 in 30 Green Grants initiative is designed to empower groups all across Virginia to make an environmental impact in their own communities. Since 2011, KVB has provided $203,000 for 260 different projects throughout the state. KVB awards grants of $500 to $1,000 for projects in each of these four categories: Community Beautification and Greening, Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Cigarette Litter Prevention. The application process is underway and you are invited to apply, but hurry—the deadline is April 30! 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