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Annual Reporting for PW County Businesses and Waste Haulers

Prince William County Business Must Complete a Recycling Survey

Prince William County Code requires all businesses and other non-residential properties that produce trash or recycling in the county to report their activities to the Department of Public Works by February 15th of each year for the previous calendar year.
 
The report should be completed by the person who is most familiar with trash and recycling collection for the property or business. Please note: Home based county businesses DO NOT need to complete the report.  Business located within the cities or towns DO NOT need to complete the report.
 
The report should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Here is the link to the business recycling survey: 
 
To help you complete the survey, here are some frequently asked questions and answers.
 
Here is a listing of zip codes for Prince William County if you have questions about whether your business or non-residential property is within the county.
 
The Solid Waste Division of Public Works uses the information in order to comply with recycling reporting requirements established by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  You may email recyclingreport@pwcgov.org to receive a direct link to the recycling report and Prince William County zip code information.
 
After reviewing the available information, if you still have questions or need assistance, call 703-792-4670.
 
 
Haulers Must Complete Recycling Report Survey
 
All solid waste and recycling haulers permitted to provide service in Prince William County are required to complete an annual report of recycling activities.  Click here for the Hauler Recycling Report Survey
 
 
Recycling Report Results for Calendar Year 2016
 

County Recycling Rate  for 2016 is 36.8%

County Recycling Rate Increases -- First Time in Three Years

Prince William County achieved a recycle rate of 36.8% in 2016.  The Prince William County Public Works, Solid Waste Division Recycling Office received confirmation from Virginia Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) of the County's Recycling Rate in July. (See report ) 

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires each city, county, town or region to maintain a minimum recycling rate.  Based upon the criteria established by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Prince William County exceeded its mandated 25% recycling rate again in 2016.  This is slightly more than a 3% increase over the 2015 rate and marks a reversal in the decline of the County's recycling rate for the past several years.

Calendar Year Recycling Rate
​2011​40.7%
201241.3%
201340.5%
201438.7%
201533.7%
201636.8%
 

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