Southern Albemarle Convenience Center opens Thursday

A project intended to help reduce litter and illegal dumping in southern Albemarle County will open this Thursday. The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will hold a grand opening at 10 a.m. for the Southern Albemarle Convenience Center. 

“The Southern Albemarle Convenience Center will offer source-separated recycling of corrugated cardboard, newsprint, office paper, mixed paper, plastic films, #1 and #2 plastic containers, glass containers (jars and bottles), mixed metals, and aluminum beverage containers, as well as ‘Tag-A-Bag’ household trash disposal,” reads the press release. 

Albemarle County covered the $1.65 million cost for the facility which will be open six days a week. The RSWA will own and operate the facility which is located at 6269 Esmont Road in Keene. 

A rendering of the Southern Convenience Center (Credit: Rivanna Solid Waste Authority)

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