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The Ivy Material Utilization Center operates a waste transfer station, vegetative waste mulching operation, collection centers for white goods and tires, and an Encore Shop for collection and sale of reusable items.

The Citizens Convenience Center (located below the scale house) includes easy drop-off for accepted recyclables, household waste and bag or receptacle contained trash.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (please allow sufficient time to unload before closing time).
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Holiday Schedule: The Ivy Center will also be closed on the following holidays 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
Disposal Minimum: There is a $6.00 minimum charge per transaction for all materials that cross the scales.
Payment Options: We only accept Cash, check or previously opened accounts at the Ivy Material Utilization Center. New Accounts can only be opened through the Main office at Moores Creek. For more information contact Accounts Receivable Technician at 434-977-2976 ext. 137.

See below for more information about specific areas.

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The RSWA Transfer Station at Ivy accepts municipal solid waste from private citizens and collection vehicles servicing Charlottesville and Albemarle. Customers enter the station by making the first right turn after the scale house. The waste is loaded into the transfer trailers and taken to an offsite landfill.

Small loads (pickup trucks or equivalent sized trailers) with construction and demolition debris will be accepted at the Material Utilization Center Transfer Station at Ivy. Larger loads will be directed to the BFI Transfer Station.

Stumps, brush, and other vegetative material will continue to be ground into mulch for sale to the general public. The mulch is a finer grade of material than previously being offered due to the grinding and screening operation now being used.

Wooden pallets are accepted, ground into woodchips, and mixed with mulch.

RSWA still accepts clean fill material including brick, block, mortar, mixed soil, and road building materials.

The following items have a per ton or a per item charge:

     Tires, Bulk Whole
     Passenger Car Tire Rim Off
     Passenger Car Tire with Rim
     Truck Tire Rim Off
   Truck Tire with Rim
     $6.00 each
     $13.00 each
     $17.00 each
     $33.00 each
     Non-Freon Appliances, Bulk Whole
     Freon Appliances
     Non-Freon Appliances
     $17.00 each
     $9.00 each
All items listed above will include a Service Fee per trip to the Ivy MUC. For Albemarle County residents and businesses, the Service Fee for all vehicle trips is $1.00 per trip or ticket. Residents and businesses not physically located in Albemarle County will pay a Service Fee of $10.00 per trip or ticket.

Click here for more information. (pdf)

Non-Albemarle County residents and businesses wishing to place a disposal decal on their vehicle in lieu of providing proof of residence each and every time they use the Ivy MUC need to fill out the MUC Decal Application Form. A description of the MUC Decal Program and the Application form can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

MUC Decal Program and Application Form. (pdf)

RSWA produces a top grade mulch product by recycling wood waste that is brought to the Ivy Center. Stumps, brush, pallets and other usable organic debris, which would otherwise be landfilled, are ground into mulch. Magnets remove nails and other metal fragments to further refine our mulch product. Mulch is available for sale to the general public. Call the Ivy Material Utilization Center at (434) 295-3306 to check on mulch availability.

The Encore Shop is located adjacent to the RSWA Maintenance Shop. Businesses and private citizens are encouraged to drop off reusable items such as old doors, windows, sinks, 2 X 4's, non-upholstered furniture, and computers. The items are available for resale to the general public for a nominal fee. Your cooperation in the program helps conserve valuable landfill space.

The Citizens Convenience Center allows for easy drop-offs of accepted recyclables, household waste or tagged bags. The Convenience Center is staffed for those citizens who bring their own bagged trash and recyclables to the Material Utilization Center.

For a nominal fee, 32 gallon trash bags with trash stickers may be deposited at a waste container located at the Convenience Center (turn right on road prior to the scale house). Each bag (up to 32 gallons in size) must have a RSWA sticker. Stickers can be purchased in sheets of 12 from the Convenience Center or the scale house attendant. Cost is $24.00 for a sheet of twelve stickers. All larger bags, trash cans and loose items must cross the scales as they are not accepted at the Convenience Center.

• Residents may also drop their recyclables in the recycling containers for newspaper, magazine, catalog and cardboard.

• RSWA collects certain limited household hazardous waste (HHW) materials at the Materials Utilization Center from residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County:

Tue.–Fri. 7:30am-4pm
Sat. 8:30am-4pm
Motor oil, antifreeze.
Special Collection
(2 per year)

Click here for dates and times of next special collection.
Motor oil, antifreeze, household batteries, car batteries, oil-based paint, latex paint, fluorescent light tubes, cell phones, acids, pesticides, adhesives, gasoline, kerosene, paint-related products, floor and furniture polish, household cleaners and solvents.

Items not accepted at any time include: propane tanks, radioactive waste, medical waste, explosives, ammunition, asbestos, and items containing asbestos.

RSWA no longer accepts household batteries, car batteries, paint, fluorescent light tubes, or cell phones on a regular basis. Thse items will continue to be accepted during Special Collection events. The reduction in regular service is due to reductions in public funding for these free services.

For directions to the facility, click here .  For other questions please contact the RSWA Administration office Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at (434) 977-2970 and select option 6.


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