RSWA Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW),
Electronic Waste, and Bulky Waste Days

Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on:

  • Spring 2021
    • Friday, April 30 – HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, May 1 – HHW 9am-2pm
  • Fall 2021
    • Friday, September 14 – HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, September 15 – 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 do not 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.

Electronic Waste Collection Day at Ivy MUC

Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 9 am to 3 pm

For full details and registration, please visit:

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.


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 May 8, 2021
Furniture/Mattresses May 15, 2021
Appliances May 22, 2021


Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses October 2, 2021
Appliances October 9, 2021
Tires October 16, 2021

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.

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection

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

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021*
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021*

Qualifying businesses* must pre-register with MXI Environmental by April 22 for the spring 2021 to obtain an appointment. To register,  Peggy Snead at (276) 628-6636, extension 203 or

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.