If it’s big or hazardous, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is going to give you a chance to throw it away for free.

The special collection time at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center is an opportunity to rid homes of hazardous waste, such as pesticides and cleaners, and bulky waste items, like refrigerators and broken furniture.

Hazardous waste may be brought to the center between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. Bulky waste will be broken into three different days, with furniture, mattresses and such collected on Oct. 5; appliances on Oct. 12; and tires on Oct. 19. All collection times for bulky waste dates are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be no charge for residents of Albemarle County and Charlottesville for the special items, but normal fees will be charged to residents bringing regular trash on those days.

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