Rainwater Harvesting

Aquarius Supply: (973) 423-0222, 1964 Avon Street Ext. (beside Snow’s), Charlottesville. Sells rain barrels.

Commonwealth H2O – Blue Ridge: (434) 260-5720 Office 325 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville. A full service water conservation and conditioning company serving Charlottesville for over 20 years! They offer free water analysis and are able to save clients costly repairs to their home plumbing, fixtures and water- using appliances by removing water contaminants such as iron, hardness, chlorine, acidity and odor.  Water conservation programs include rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling. www.h-two-o.com

Rainwater Management Solutions www.rainwatermanagement.com

Rivanna Conservation Society: (434) 977-4837, 108 5th Street SE, Charlottesville. Sells rain barrels. http://www.rivannariver.org/rain-barrels/

Southern States: (434) 296-6191, 810 Harris Street , Charlottesville. Sells rain barrels. https://www.southernstates.com/catalog/vsearch.aspx?searchterm=rain%20barrel

Real Estate Agents:  (see H for “Home” section)

Recycling:  Visit our “recycling” section here.

Charlottesville city offers curbside recycling: http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/public-works/public-service/recycling

Albemarle County residents: With the opening of van der Linde Recycling last year, all local garbage haulers except Republic Services and Waste Management use this mix-waste recycling facility. Go to vanderlinderecycling.com or call (877) 981-0891 for a list of local trash haulers. To achieve maximum recycling results, County residents should contact Republic Services or Evergreen Recycling to see if services are offered in their area, or take their own recyclables to McIntire Road Recycling Center.

Republic Services   (434) 295-4177, 1831 Avon Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Sunday: Closed. www.alliedwastecharlottesville.com/Pages/Home.aspx

Gerdau: (434) 296-6465, 100 Meade Ave. The recycling here can be hit or miss, but I recently recycled a defunct microwave there. Open: 7:30 AM to 3:45 PM M-F;

Evergreen Recycling: (434) 989-0681. Owner Mike Kruse has been offering full-service recycling pick-up for business for five years now. He handles cardboard, magazines/newspapers, office paper, bottles (both glass and plastic) and aluminum cans for a good price. http://evergreen-va.com/

Ivy Materials Utilization Center: (434) 295-3306 Rt 637 ( Dick Woods Road ), 3 miles south of the I-64 (Ivy) Exit. Operates household hazardous waste collection on designated days throughout the year. Herbicides, pesticides, antifreeze, motor oil, household batteries (oil based), latex-based paints, etc. http://www.rivanna.org/ivy-material-utilization-center-muc/

McIntire Road Recycling Center: McIntire Road just north of the Albemarle County Office Building.  Accepts pre-sorted recyclables including paper/cardboard, glass bottles and jars, metal food/beverage cans. and plastic. http://www.rivanna.org/mcintire-recycling-center/

Sam’s Club: newspaper collection bin in parking lot for you northside residents.