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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.
Saturday Trash and Recycling Collection Moves to The Nokesville School

There has been a change to the location of the Nokesville Saturday Trash and Recycling Drop-Off Site.  Effective Saturday, August 27, 2016, the trash and recycling collection at the Old Nokesville Elementary School will move to The Nokesville School located at 12375 Aden Road.  Beginning this Saturday (August 27th), residents should go to The Nokesville School for this program. The hours of operation for the trash and recycling drop-off will remain 7:30am to 1pm.  This program is for bagged household trash and recycling only and we do not accept commercial waste.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 703-792-5750.

Updates to the floodmap for the Middle Potomac Anacostia Watershed

​FEMA has initiated a study to update the floodplain maps for many streams in the County.  Learn more.

WWII - Dance the Evening Away at the Rippon Lodge Canteern

September 10

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.; $30.00 per person; active military discount available; reservations required

Dance the night away at Rippon Lodge as it is transformed into a dance hall reminiscent of a USO canteen with live Big Band music, delicious food and beverages. The USO (The United Service Organizations) was incorporated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 to handle the on-leave recreation needs for members of the Armed Forces during the war.

Guests are encouraged to "Dress the Part!" and attend the event in their best dress, vintage costume, or active military uniforms. Food trucks will be present for guest to purchase food to sustain them during the night; beverages available for purchase.  Discounted admission for all active military members. Reservations are required to attend this unique and fun evening dance.

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, 703-449-9812

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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