Sentara Martha Jefferson Announces New Drug Drop-Off Box

Drug Take-Back Day 2015Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. As a follow-up to the recent and successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event and to aid responsible disposal of unwanted or expired medicines, Sentara Martha Jefferson has placed a drug drop-off box in its outpatient pharmacy, available to the community Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about safely managing your prescriptions and see a list of drug drop-off box locations »

Results of the October 28 Drug Take Back event held at Martha Jefferson: Continue reading

14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Oct. 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back DayThe Albemarle County Police Department, in partnership with Martha Jefferson Hospital, is hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28. The event, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing expired, unwanted or unused medication, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martha Jefferson Hospital (back side), located at 500 Martha Jefferson Drive in Charlottesville. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters

Albemarle County LogoA General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the offices of: Governor of Virginia, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Attorney General of Virginia, Virginia House of Delegates, and Board of Supervisors and School Board members for the Rio, Jack Jouett, and Samuel Miller Magisterial Districts. To see the choices that will be on your ballot on November 7, visit the Voter Registration website and click on Current Ballot.

Read the County’s September 28 news release »

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

Joint Statement From CCS & ACPS

ACPS-CCSDr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, and Dr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, have issued the following joint statement. They are joined in this statement by the School Board Chairs of both divisions, Juandiego Wade for Charlottesville City, and Kate Acuff from Albemarle County.


Dear Members of our School Communities: Continue reading

Attention All Albemarle County Employees: You’re Invited to Join the Concert Band

G-major, e-minorJean Flaherty is entering her seventh year teaching music in Albemarle County, and last year, she started a concert band for Albemarle County school and local government employees. The band rehearses during the school year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School (901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville). Rehearsals this year begin Tuesday, August 29!

The band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in making music together. Continue reading

Free Emergency Preparedness Training – 7/25, 8/2 or 9/7

CERTThe Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management is offering FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training this summer and fall. Interested community members are invited to register for one of three Level 1 CERT courses: Tuesday, July 25, in the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire; Wednesday, August 2, at the Crozet Library; or Thursday, September 7, in the Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street. All classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. The Level 1 training orients citizens on regional hazards, personal preparedness, and elements of fire safety and medical operations. To register, email certcville@gmail.com or call 434-971-1263. Get more info »

Albemarle Beaches Will Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Walnut CreekLocal residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 27, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek, and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend, except when Albemarle County schools are in session. This year, swimming will be available daily beginning on Saturday, June 10. More information »