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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(please allow sufficient time to unload before closing time)


From Charlottesville take I-64 West toward Waynesboro. Take the Ivy Exit to Route 637 South. The Material Utilization Center is approximately 3.3 miles down Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) on the right-hand side.

Phone: (434) 295-3306
Click here to view Site Map

Commercial Hazardous Waste

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day is Friday, October 2, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This special collection is only open to qualifying businesses and commercial establishments and not households. Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that (1) generate no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) hazardous waste in a month, (2) generate no more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) acutely hazardous waste in a month, and (3) store not more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) hazardous waste. To participate in this event, businesses must pre-register with CARE Environmental Corp. via email with John Doffinger (John@careenv.com) or Jim McKenna (Jim@careenv.com) and there is a fee associated with disposal.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Spring 2015 special collection was completed on March 7, 2015.  RSWA is grateful to all citizens who participated for your part in making our environment safer and cleaner.  The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be in the fall, scheduled as follows:

Friday, October 2, 2015:   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 3, 2015: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

For information on what items are accepted for this event, click here.

Amnesty Days at Ivy Material Utilization Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sat

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses October 10, 2015
Appliances October 17, 2015
Tires October 24, 2015

Service is available to Albemarle County and Charlottesville residents only.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days. Also, please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation. Contact RSWA (295-3306) regarding tipping fees for the above items.

Holiday Schedule

The Ivy Materials Utilization Center operates Tuesday through Saturday (except holidays) and is closed every Sunday and Monday.  The following holidays are recognized for which the facility will be closed in 2015:

New Years’ Day – Thursday, January 1
Lee Jackson Day – Friday, January 16
Independence Day – Saturday, July 4
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26 and
        Friday, November 27
Christmas – Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December  25

General Information

The Material Utilization Center at Ivy, located on State Route 637, serves residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Center includes: transfer station for municipal solid waste and small loads of construction and demolition debris material, vegetative waste mulching operation, household hazardous waste collection, collection centers for white goods, pallets, and tires, and an Encore Shop for collection and sale of reusable items.

Material Utilization Center

Disposal Charge Minimum:
The minimum charge per transaction for all solid waste materials that cross the scales is as follows:

Albemarle County residents and businesses -
$6.00 plus $1.00 service fee

Non-Albemarle County residents and businesses -
$6.00 plus $10.00 service fee

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