Recycling Other Items
Plastic Bags and Plastic Film Recycling
Please recycle only clean, dry plastic bags and film. Remove receipts or any other items from bags*
· furniture wrap
· electronic wrap
· plastic retail bags (hard plastic and string handles removed)
· plastic dry cleaning bags
· plastic food storage bags (clean and dry) – (e.g. Ziploc® Bags)
· plastic cereal box liners (if it tears like paper do not include)
· Tyvek® (peal or cut off labels)
· plastic shipping envelopes, bubble wrap, and air pillows (deflate/remove labels if possible)
· case wrap (e.g., snacks, water bottles)
· All clean, dry bags labeled #2 or #4
*Not all items are accepted at all drop-off locations. Please check with your local drop-off location to see what is accepted
Plastic Items Not Accepted at drop-off locations:
· NO frozen food bags
· NO prewash salad bags
· NO degradable bags
The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division offers an opportunity to recycle textiles and clothing and paired shoes that cannot be reused. Please continue to donate any usable clothing and shoes to local thrift shops and charities. You can also drop off usable clothing and shoes at the large bins sponsored by various organizations located around the county.
County textile bins are at the following locations:
• Prince William County Landfill - 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas
• Prince William County Compost Facility - 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas
The County accepts all type of clothing, linens, drapes/curtains, handbags, belts and paired shoes. Do not include wet or mildewed materials, carpets and rugs or rubber.
Residents can recycle electronics through the County or a private firm.
You can drop off all household, recyclable and car batteries at the County Landfill and the Compost Facility. Please place the household and recyclable batteries in a plastic bag or place tape on the terminals (ends) of the batteries to prevent the batteries from short circuiting and possibly resulting in a fire.
Residents can also drop off nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium ion (Li-ion), small sealed lead (Pb) batteries and cell phones at retail locations throughout the community. The collection program is sponsored by Call2Recycle. Collection containers can be found at retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, Radio Shack, Staples, Sears and Best Buy.
Cell Phones and Rechargeable Batteries
You can recycle your cell phone rechargeable batteries through the Call2Recycle program at the following locations:
· Ace Dale City Hardware at 4340 Dale Blvd. in Woodbridge
· Best Buy at 2730 Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge
· Home Depot at 14025 Foulger Square in Woodbridge
· Lowes at 13270 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge
· Radio Shack at 4135 Cheshire Station Plaza in Woodbridge
· Radio Shack at 1953 Daniel Stuart Square in Woodbridge
· Best Buy at 7665 Sudley Road, in Manassas
· Home Depot at 8805 Liberia Avenue in Manassas
· Home Depot at Stream Walk Lane in Manassas
· J.E. Rice Company at 9124 Mathis Avenue in Manassas
· Lowe’s at 7500 Broken Branch Lane in Manassas
· Radio Shack at 8300 Sudley Road in Manassas
· Radio Shack at 10768 Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas
· Staples at 9890 Liberia Avenue in Manassas
· Best Buy at 13093 Gateway Center Drive in Gainesville
· Lowe’s at 13000 Gateway Center Drive in Gainesville
You can also recycle cell phones at Office Depot and through Verizon's HopeLine campaign.
Or recycle phones at the Prince William County Electronics Recycling Collection every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the landfill or the second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility.
You can drop off metal items such as appliances, car parts, bicycles, swing sets, mowers (fluids removed), metal pipes, metal fixtures, metal siding, chain, microwave ovens, sheet metal, tire rims, fencing, cable, etc. at the County Landfill.
Residents can dispose of products with freon, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners at the landfill for recycling. The freon is safely removed by a licensed company. Businesses can also recycle appliances, but they must have the freon removed first and provide documentation that the freon has been removed before bringing the appliance to the landfill.
We accept motor oil, oil filters and anti-freeze from residents at the County Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility.