RSWA Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Bulky Waste Days


Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on:

  • Spring 2020
    • Friday, July 10, 2020 HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 HHW 9am-2pm
  • Fall 2020
    • Friday, September 11, 2020 HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 HHW 9am-2pm

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

The materials accepted on this day include:

We donot accept at any time:

  • Radioactive waste
  • Medical waste
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition

Note: Due to traffic and staffing during our Fall and Spring Household Hazardous Waste Days, patrons with paint only will be routed through the Household Hazardous Waste lanes.

RSWA operates a limited household hazardous waste collection site at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) location. Residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County can bring the following items to the RSWA Ivy site, Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, and Saturday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

  • Antifreeze
  • Motor Oil
  • Note: Please bring containers that you are able to handle and pour into our collection tote. Do not leave containers.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020*
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020*

Qualifying businesses* must pre-register with MXI Environmental by June 28th / September 3rd to obtain an appointment. To register, call or email: Scott Shaw at or 540-818-4261.

There is a fee associated with disposal.

*This event is only open to qualifying Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville Businesses and commercial establishments. 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.

Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates from 8:30-4pm:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Tires June 20, 2020
Furniture/Mattresses June 27, 2020
Appliances July 18, 2020


Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses Sept. 19, 2020
Appliances Sept. 26, 2020
Tires Oct. 3, 2020

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

Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.

No oversized tires will be accepted.

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.

If these times do not work for your schedule, we will host another round in the Spring of 2020.

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.

Electronic Waste Collection Day at Ivy MUC

Saturday, June 13, 2020 – 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – 9 am to 3 pm

For full details and registration, please visit: