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Recycling in our Community

The City offers a free curbside recycling program for City residents.  Make sure you are recycling all the items that the City currently accepts as part of our curbside program.  Click here for details.

See the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority website for:

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Local recycling information

Click here for RWSA's listing of recyclable items and recycling outlets in the Charlottesville area.

Hazardous Waste Items

Household Hazardous Waste disposal

Electronics and Technology Recycling

Best Buy
 now has a year round electronic waste collection and disposal service.  The service is free for many items; some items are accepted for a $10 charge, but you receive a $10 Best Buy gift card in return.  All of Best Buy's US stores are now participating - click here for more information

Staples also accepts used computers, laptops, desktop printers, monitors, faxes, and all-in-ones at all their US stores year round.  A fee of $10 per item is charged for this equipment.  Ink and toner cartridges, cell phones and rechargeable batteries, and small computer peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and speakers are all accepted at no charge. Click here for more information.

Other questions about waste disposal? Try EPA’s Waste Site.

Conserve Water

Interested in installing a rain barrel to collect water that falls on your roof? Use the water you collect to water your plants and garden or wash your car or bike.  Here is a list of some vendors that have rain barrels for sale:

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Snow's Garden Center
1875 Avon Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-295-2159

Sam's Club
970 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-978-2122

Eltzroth and Thompson Greenhouses, Inc.
Located 3.4 miles south of I-64 on 29 South
1686 Monacan Trail Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-295-2488

Harvesting Rain
1508 Green St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-326-2898

Aquarius Supply, Inc.
1964 Avon Street Extended
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-872-0237

The Garden Barn
2646 Frays Mill Road
Advance Mills, VA 22968
434-978-7887

Garden Trade Nursery & Garden Shop
71 River Road
Faber, VA 22938
434-263-8786

Albemarle Window Cleaning
316 Brookway Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-906-9228

Pennington's Nursery and Gifts
7353 S. Seminole Trail (Rt. 29)
Rochelle, VA 22738
540-948-7057

King Sales and Service
434-760-6924

Be The Bay Online Store
www.bethebay.com

Commonwealth H2O
325 Greenbrier Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901        
434-975-4426
http://www.h-two-o.com/

Blue Ridge Eco Shop
923 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-296-0042

Plow & Hearth
1107-C Emmet St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-977-3707
www.plowhearth.com

Shenandoah Sustainable Solutions
Staunton, VA
540-280-0814
www.shenandoahsustainablesolutions.com 

Fifth Season Gardening Co.
900 Preston Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-293-2332
www.fifthseasongardening.com

Whole Foods
300 Shoppers World Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-973-4900

Click here to learn about the $30 rain barrel rebate and many other ways to conserve water and save money!

Pollution Prevention Hotline: To report an environmental incident or concern, illegal dumping, or an illicit discharge to the stormwater system or a stream, please E-mail.

If you have a local business that sells rain barrels, and would like to be included on this page, please click here.