Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days, Spring 2019

2019 Special Collection Days are Coming!

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RWSA) announced their Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days.

SPRING Household Hazardous Waste:
Friday, April 26, 2019            HHW                         9am-2pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019        HHW                         9am-2pm

HHW collections are free to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Scottsville, and available to Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government.

Spring 2019 Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:  Thursday, April 25, 2019*

*Pre-registration with CARE Environmental Corp by April 16, 2019 is required to obtain an appointment according to EPA regulations. To register email: John Doffinger ( OR Jim McKenna (, or call 1-800-494-2273.

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.

There is a fee associated with disposal.


SPRING Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

Saturday, May 4, 2019       Furniture/Mattresses    8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019     Appliances* . . . . . . . . . . 8:30am-4pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019     Tires**   . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8:30am-4pm

*Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.
** No oversized tires

Amnesty Days are free and available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville and Scottsville only.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days.

Note: The RWSA normal daily paint collection will NOT be accepted on HHW Days due to logistical limitations. However you don’t have to wait for HHW collection now to dispose of your 1 gallon and 5 gallon latex and oil-based paints in their original containers. This is now a daily service at Ivy MUC.

Check their website for more information and details regarding acceptable items.

This webpage courtesy of RWSA Communications Manager, Katie McIlwee