The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) has come up with two options to keep its Ivy trash facility in business.
Wednesday, the RSWA brought those options to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors for consideration. The board discussed in detail the two options on the table during a work session.
In the first option, the RSWA would stand alone as a service provider. It would be able to provide the same services it does now with a budget of about $300,000.
The second, and potentially cheaper, option would have the county take over, lease the facility from the RSWA and contract an outside provider.
With a limited amount of time, the RSWA is trying to expedite the decision-making process.
"There is a contract that RSWA has maintained to haul and dispose of waste that are collected at the utilization center that runs out June 30, and the county has requested that we not renew that contract," said Tom Fredrick, RSWA director.
This means that some alternative needs to be in place by July 1 or operations at the facility would stop.
Wednesday night, the board voted to move forward and have the RSWA staff draft a lease. The board would then compare the costs of that lease to the RSWA's proposal and bring it up for discussion again in the near future.