prince william recycles day 2015
Bales of Fun-- Free Landfill Event
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Entertainment by "Recycling Pirates" from Good Life Theatre at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Community Paper Shred
Saturday, October 31, 2015
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Two locations: Prince William Landfill and Balls Ford Compost Facility
Free to residents. See guidelines and restrictions. No business or commercial shredding accepted.
New Organic Waste Processing Facility Approved
Prince William Board of County Supervisors authorized an agreement with Freestate Farms
LLC, a local agricultural services and production company, to construct and operate a new facility to process yard waste, food scraps and wood waste at the County’s Balls Ford Road composting facility.
American Flag Collection Center Open 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.
Check out the valuable resources residents, businesses and apartment complexes put into the trash and ultimately the Prince William County landfill.
Fact: 70% of landfill waste is actually recyclable resources.
County Recycling Rate for 2014 38.7%
County Continues to Exceed State Mandate
Prince William County achieved a recycle rate of 38.7% in 2014. 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 May. This is a decline from the 2013 rate of 40.5% and a 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.