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Dept of Public Works

What's in the Works

Staff with the Department of Public Works restores, protects and improves our natural resources, adopts and enforces codes and regulations, and builds and maintains the infrastructure needed for County government employees to serve the community. 

Our staff members address the issues that every citizen may encounter . . .  from trash disposal to mosquito control to tall grass to graffiti to water pollution.  We strive to improve the living conditions of our community.  View a list of common community concerns for who to call and additional information.   

We, as Public Works staff, pledge to continue to build public confidence, conquer all challenges, and demand the best of ourselves. 

We will honor our pledge by empowering all employees to provide information and services that exceed our customers' expectations and make our community the best. 

Public Works pursues excellence and will be recognized as a leader for our innovative strategies and programs.

An Accredited Agency through the American Public Works Association
Public Works has earned re-accreditation from the American Public Works Association.  Learn more about this significant accomplishment.
What should be recycled is changing!
​With changes to the markets that buy recycled materials, we must change what we recycle in Prince William County.  Learn what should be recycled and what must now go to the landfill.  When we recycle only these items, we can ensure recycling is successful for our community.  Learn more by clicking here.


No Household Hazardous Waste or Electronics Program at Compost Facility

Suspension of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Service 

Starting on December 1, 2018, Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling collection services at the Balls Ford Road Composting Facility will be suspended until further notice due to construction of a new advanced composting facility at the site.  During this time, residents may utilize the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling services at the Prince William County Landfill on Wednesday and Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm.  The Prince William County Landfill is located at 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas.  We regret any inconvenience.

For more information, please call 703-792-4670. 

Design Underway for Animal Shelter

​The County is moving forward with plans for a new improved Animal Shelter.  Learn more


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