Welcome to the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) Web Site.
The RSWA was initially formed in 1990 by the County of Albemarle, Virginia and City of Charlottesville, Virginia to operate the Ivy Landfill in Albemarle County and to set regional policy, through a Board of Directors, for managing all solid waste generated from within the jurisdictions of the County and City through principles of reduce, reuse, recycling, and disposal. In 1998 the Ivy Landfill closed to municipal solid waste and in 2001 closed to all waste, and over time the two local governments (County and City) have each taken back control of solid waste policy setting, sometimes through collaboration and sometimes independent of the other local government. Today the RSWA’s role is limited to that of a contract agent, providing only those specific programs in which the County, City, or both local governments choose to contract with the RSWA, including providing financial support as appropriate. Today, most solid waste that is generated within the jurisdictions of the County and City is managed by private sector companies.
This web site is dedicated to providing information to the public regarding those specific programs and services RSWA offers the public as contracted through the County and/or City. Citizens are urged to go to the City or County web sites for more complete information on all local solid waste programs available. Citizens with policy suggestions are urged to contact their elected officials directly.
This July, construction project begins beneath Schenk's Greenway between Harris Street and McIntire Recycling Center to give a necessary upgrade to the existing sanitary sewer infrastructure. Updating this outdated infrastructure is essential for us to continue serving our community's need for clean water.
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Recycling Plastics is Now Easier Than Ever!
We have streamlined plastics recycling into just TWO BINS: rigid plastics and flexible plastics.
Plastic bottles and containers are #1-#7 rigid plastics (water bottles, jars, cups, storage containers, and more). It is no longer necessary to separate #1s and #2s.
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RSWA Notice of Regular Meeting
of the Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Public Notice for Albemarle County
The Albemarle County Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee, a committee created by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, meets every other Tuesday through the spring and summer of 2015. Meetings are held at the County Office Building, McIntire Road, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. For more information please contact Matt Reges at email@example.com.
The Albemarle Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee is a separate committee from the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority's Citizens Advisory Committee and these meetings are not meetings of the Citizens Advisory Committee. The Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee is presently inactive.
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