Oyster shell recycling comes to Charlottesville
October 31, 2019
If you enjoy oysters and live in the Charlottesville, Virginia area, you now can help return oysters to the Chesapeake Bay just by the restaurant you choose to dine at or where you drop off your oyster shells.
The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) has partnered with the McIntire Road Recycling Center to provide a location where shells from participating restaurants and the general public will be picked up by the VORSP, aged for a year at VCU Rice Rivers Center, then placed in a seeding tank filled with spat that will attach to the shells. At that point, the shell, which can contain as many as 10 - 15 spat each, are returned to the Bay.
Some of the press coverage in the Charlottesville/Albermarle area include:
Recycling shells makes a world for oysters
Augusta Free Press
Oyster Shell Collection now available at McIntire Recycling Center
Rivanna Authorities press release
Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center