Flag Collection Center Now Open

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at Prince William County Landfill

Retire Old Glory Properly

The American Flag Collection Center is a joint effort between the Boy Scouts of America Occoquan and Bull Run Districts, Keep Prince William Beautiful and Prince William County Solid Waste Division.
The Collection Center is located at the Prince William County Landfill and is available during normal operating hours. The Collection Center will also be staffed by Boy Scouts every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm to allow citizens the opportunity to present their flags in person. Scouts will also be prepared to demonstrate proper folding techniques and will be happy to personally fold a citizen’s flag for them. Scout staff will also answer general questions about flag etiquette and history. Citizens may also place folded flags in the special collection bin during unstaffed times. Read more...
 
 
Managing Trash and Recycling in the Community
 
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the trash and recycled materials generated in our community. We take this responsibility very seriously. Each member of our staff works diligently to: 
  • reduce the amount of waste for our landfill
  • safely handle and dispose of hazardous materials 
  • operate a safe and environmentally friendly landfill 
  • find economical and practical ways to manage trash 
Simply stated, our mission is to make a meaningful contribution to improve the quality of life for our residents, and to protect and preserve our natural environment.
 
Only residents and businesses in Prince William County, the towns of Dumfries, Occoquan, Haymarket and Quantico may use the Prince William County Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility.  
 
Only residents of Prince William County may use the Weekly Saturday Collection Program at Nokesville Elementary and Evergreen Fire Station. 
 
Please note:
  • There is no charge for Prince William m County residents to drop off trash, recyclables or yard waste. 
  • Town residents from Dumfries, Occoquan, Haymarket and Quantico pay $5 per visit for up to 200 pounds of refuse.
  • Proof of residency, such as the Residential User Decal, personal property tax receipt, real estate tax receipt or valid driver's license, is required.   
In addition, only refuse haulers with a permit issued by Prince William County Department of Public Works may use County facilities.   
 
Prince William County uses many innovative and progressive programs to manage our Landfill.  One example is capturing landfill decomposition gases.  These collected gases are used to provide electricity for about 2000 households and heat for onsite facilities.  
 
The Solid Waste Division has received a number of awards for its innovative and environmentally sound practices.  In April 2013 the division earned the Governor’s Gold Award for  Environmental Excellence.  We are also proud to say the Prince William County Landfill was awarded the prestigious E4 Virginia Environmental Excellence Program by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on April 12, 2011. We are the only E4 landfill in the state of Virginia.
 
All programs are funded through a Solid Waste Management Fee
 
Citizens Have a Voice!
 
A Solid Waste Citizens Advisory Group (SWCAG) also offers public input and inquiry into the operation of our solid waste management facilities and programs. This group typically meets the third Thursday of the month and visitors are always welcome. Call 703-792-5758 or 5750 or 6254 for details.
 

 

 

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Join Prince William County's TeamSort -- the Team dedicated to reduce, reuse and recycle.  We need your enthusiastic participation in this effort to bring recycling and waste reduction home (and to the office).  Be a champ and help make waste reduction and recycling a winning part of our community!

  

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Old electronics require proper disposal. Check out this video short and see  . . .

 

 

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Check out this video of the latest materials that can be recycled in Prince William County.


 

 

 

 News & Events

 

Recycling Pays Night @ P-Nats Game

Get discount game tickets for Friday, August 15, 7:05 p.m.

Click here for Recycling Pays discount ticket details.

Prince William Recycles Day

Saturday, October 18
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Landfill Event

Games, prizes, food, landfill tours and edutainment by Recycling Pirates from GoodLife Theatre.

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Community Paper Shred

Saturday, November 1
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Two locations:  Prince William Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility.

See guidelines and restrictions.

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American Flag Collection Center Opens at the Landfill

The American Flag Collection Center is a joint effort between the Boy Scouts of America Occoquan and Bull Run Districts, Keep Prince William Beautiful and Prince William County Solid Waste Division.
This service is available to citizens and businesses.

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County Contracts with LEEP to Extend Landfill Life

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved a Phase One Agreement with LEEP Holdings, LLC (LEEP) of Vienna, Virginia to develop a Waste Conversion Demonstration Project at the Prince William County Landfill. Continue reading...

LEEP Project Details--

County Enters Agreement to Recycle Solid Waste, Extending Life of Landfill

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 Read about Prince William's "Greenest" Attraction

 
 
 
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County Recycling Rate 40.5%
County Continues to  Exceed
State Mandate
 
Prince William County achieved a recycle rate of 40.5% in 2013.  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 June. This is a  decline from the 2012 recycling rate of 41.3%.
 
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 2013.  Read More...
 
 

 Contact Us

 
Solid Waste Management Division
5 County Complex Court,
Suite 250
Prince William, VA 22192
Phone: 703-792-4670
Fax: 703-792-4617