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Trash & Recycling
Balls Ford Road Compost Facility
Effective immediately , until further notice:

Bulky items are accepted at the Landfill during normal operating hours. 
Bulky items are also accepted at Balls Ford Road facility Monday - Friday only.
Construction/remodeling debris is accepted at the Landfill only, during normal operating hours.

Bulky item examples:  mattresses, appliances, large household items
Construction /remodel debris examples:  cabinetry, carpet, siding, etc.

Yard waste disposal  

Prince William County residents are encouraged to bring yard waste, such as grass, leaves and small branches, to the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility (BFRC Facility).  The facility is located at 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas near the intersection of Balls Ford Road and Wellington Road.  You can contact the facility at 703-792-8477.


Trash Disposal & Recycling

The compost facility includes a Citizens’ Convenience Area for the collection of small amounts of household trash, recycling, bulky waste, and construction debris  (up to a full-sized 1/2 ton pick-up truck load only).  Household hazardous waste collection and electronics/computers recycling service have been temporarily  suspended due to construction at Balls Ford Road.  Residents can bring these items to the landfill on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


Monday through Saturday - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Day, Labor Day and Christmas Eve - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m
Holiday hours  -  closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Prince William County Now Able to Process More Organic Waste

Freestate Farms advanced aerobic composting system in place at Balls Ford Road facility

An expansion at the Balls Ford Road Composting Facility has nearly tripled its capacity to produce compost. In addition to yard waste, the facility can recycle additional food waste using state-of-the-art equipment and processes.


The expansion of the facility, which was established in 1994, is a public partnership between Freestate Farms and Prince William County. Under an agreement, Freestate Farms, which has operated the facility since 2015, financed and expanded the operation without using any County funding.  Read more and view Buzz video.

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Composting Saves Landfill Space 

Composting materials saves precious space at the landfill. Compost operations divert approximately 14 percent of the waste that would normally be sent to the landfill for disposal. Yard waste is composted into a useful soil amendment. This soil amendment helps enrich soil by adding nutrients and enhancing clay soils by creating spaces where air can flow through the clay.

Note: Compost and mulch pricing are subject to change, call 703-542-4540 x 1 for latest prices and availability.  

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New Organics Processing Facility Coming in 2018

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TeamSort:  Rules of the Game

Hit the Turf Running

A big play in reducing waste is to compost grass and leaves from your turf.  Yard waste makes up 13% of all the waste sent to our landfill.  We can make a huge difference by turning yard waste into useful compost to help our yards and gardens instead of tossing it out.  Score big when you compost! 
Materials Accepted for Composting
Residents, refuse haulers, and commercial establishments may drop materials including leaves, grass, brush, logs (up to 24 inches in diameter and no more than four feet long), garden trimmings, and hedge trimmings. Yard waste can be delivered to this facility loose in plastic bags, or preferably in Kraft paper bags. At the PWC Landfill, leaves brought in plastic bags must be emptied, and the plastic bags should be disposed of as regular trash in the trash receptacle. Other yard waste materials may be accepted with prior approval.
Compost and Mulch Available for Purchase
Residents may purchase compost (sold by the cubic yard) at the Balls Ford Road facility and at the County landfill.  Mulch is also available for sale by the cubic yard at both locations, as is topsoil.  At each location, contractor staff will load products into residents' vehicles.  Call 703-542-4540 (ext.1) for prices and availability.  Prices for compost, mulch, and topsoil are subject to change by the contractor, Freestate Farms.
You can also compost at home



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