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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 and historic 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.
Volunteers Make a Huge Difference at Veterans Park

​A huge thank you to the many individuals, troops, teams and families that devoted their time one Saturday morning to clean up litter and debris at Veterans Park in Woodbridge.  They cleaned up over 1600 pounds of trash.  Learn more at

Save the Date for Native Plant Symposium

​Join us for a special workshop on February 23, 2019 if you are interested in learning how to grow native plants in your yard.  Learn more

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. 

Take a step back in time!
​Visit one of our community's historic treasures.  We offer tours, special programs, lectures and camps.  Learn more.     


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