The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is giving people a chance to toss out hazardous materials safely.

The RSWA will be collecting things like paint, gasoline, varnish and other chemical solvents found around the house Friday and Saturday.

It's part of an effort to make sure these chemicals do not leak into everyday trash or the landfill.

You can drop off these materials anytime between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday September 27, 2019 or Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Ivy Material Utilization Center.

09/05/2019 Release from the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority:

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) will host its fall special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, 4576 Dick Woods Road Charlottesville, VA 22903. This event is brought to the community with support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA.

This special collection is a great opportunity to rid homes of hazardous waste, like pesticides and cleaners, as well as household bulky waste items like refrigerators, mattresses, broken furniture, and tires. For full details, please visit:

When: Pre-registration by Sept. 16. Event on Thursday Sept. 26

To Register: Qualifying businesses* must pre-register with MXI Environmental by September 16th 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.

When: Friday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Furniture/Mattresses Saturday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Appliances Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tires Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.