To encourage increased participation in the ACPS recycling program, our Building Services team has placed blue recycling bins in every classroom across the division. We strongly encourage all students and staff to use the blue bins to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. Custodial staff will empty both recycling and trash bins.
Student groups are welcome to assist with recycling at their schools! Continue reading
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the following special waste collection days this spring at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC), located at 4576 Dick Woods Road in Charlottesville: Residential Household Hazardous Waste Days on April 30 and May 1 and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on May 8, 15 and 22. Continue reading
The Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program from December 26, 2019, through January 19, 2020, daily from 7 a.m. until dark, at the following collection sites: Continue reading
The Albemarle County School Board recently adopted an update to Policy EBAC, Environmental Management, to discontinue the use of scented products (plug-in or spray air fresheners, reed diffusers, etc.) in ACPS facilities and buses. The policy was updated out of concern for our students, employees and visitors, as strong scents and fragrances can contribute to poor indoor air quality that can be unhealthy to building occupants. Continue reading
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | McIntire Recycling Center
Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin! The McIntire Recycling Center will host the 2019 Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pumpkin disposal is free of charge for Albemarle County and Charlottesville City residents. Open the event flyer »
Mark your calendar! Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the following special waste collection days this fall at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC), located at 4576 Dick Woods Road in Charlottesville: Residential Household Hazardous Waste Days on September 27 and 28; Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on October 5, 12 and 19; and an Electronic Waste Collection Day on October 26. Continue reading
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.
The 2019 Drinking Water Clinic for Albemarle County kicks off on May 20. Register to participate »
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
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