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Many items that end up in the landfill are still in good working condition.  These items could have been given away, donated or sold. 


Disposal alternatives at the Landfill

All household electronics, televisions, computers, monitors, etc., must be taken to *Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling Collection program on designated days.
Mattresses and box springs are not accepted and should be discarded in trash bin at Citizen’s Convenience Area.
Cribs, playpens, car seats, etc., are not accepted and should be discarded in the trash at Citizen’s Convenience Area.
Propane or other fuel containers must be taken to *Household Hazardous.  (Limited to tanks 20 pounds or less in capacity.)
Chemical or hazardous materials must be must be taken to *Household Hazardous.
Broken or items missing parts should be discarded in regular trash at Citizen’s Convenience Area. (Metal items should be place in the scrap metal bin.)

Other materials deemed unsafe may be accepted at *Household Hazardous.
* Click here for more details on the Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling Collection program.


     Other Donation/Reuse Alternatives


    Clothing, Furnishings, Toys, Household Items and more...

    There are a number of  organizations that accept usable items and materials to help families in need. These items may be given directly to families or sold in thrift shops. Donations are accepted by:
    • 2nd & Charles, 2940 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, 703-680-3175
    • 2nd Ave Value Stores, 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, 703-897-0126
    • ACTS Thrift Store, 3661 Canal Road, Dumfries, 703-221-3298
    • B-thrifty, 13412 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, 703-496-5100
    • Carousel Consignments, 8405 Sudley Road in Manassas, 571-208-0638
    • Community Thrift, 7381 Sudley Road, Manassas, 703-393-2874
    • Copper Cricket, 15026 Washington Street, Haymarket, 703-743-2346
    • Consignment Solutions. LLC, 7440 Sudley Road, Manassas, 703-330-3805
    • Goodwill, 8014 Sudley Road, Manassas, 703-551-3200
    • Goodwill, 9769 Liberia Avenue, Manassas, 571-921-4194
    • Goodwill, 2950 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, 703-986-3976
    • House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, 703-659-1636
    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 10159 Hastings Drive in  Manassas, 703-369-6145
    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 14055 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge (near BJ's), 703-369-6145
    • Instruments in the Attic, 4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, 703-993-9889 
    • Salvation Army, 11201 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, 703-686-4607
    • Salvation Army, 13287-D Gordon Boulevard, Woodbridge, 703-490-2396
    • SAVERS Woodbridge, 14427 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, 703-491-9170
    • St. Vincent dePaul Society, 13744 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, 703-491-1900
    • Upscale Seconds, 14891 Washington Street, Haymarket, 703-468-1793
    • Very Thing for Her, 6630 Jefferson St., Haymarket, 703-743-1494
    • Village Thrift Store, 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, 703-897-1635
    Several organizations have placed clothing and shoe bins in parking lots and public locations throughout the County. Look for a bin that resembles a large mailbox. They may be blue, yellow or white and are typically marked clothing and shoes. Please follow the instructions posted on the collection box. These materials may be sent along to the designated charity. 
    As part of the collections at the various donation centers, thrift shops and collection boxes, please remember the following items can be accepted: pants, dresses, hats, shirts, drapes, curtains, blankets, towels, sheets, handbags, belts and paired shoes.
    Note:  please do not include wet or mildewed materials, carpets and rugs, or rubber. For more information, please call 703-792-4670. 
    Books, CDs and Video Games
    Residents can recycle books, CDs and video games by donating them to the County Libraries. Donations may be added to the library collection or sold through the Friends of the Library for support of library programs. 
    Residents can also donate books at designated collection bins placed by various charity organizations.
    In addition, residents can sell or trade books and other media through several local shops:
    Prospero's Books, 703-257-7895 or
    2nd and Charles, 703-680-3175 or
    McKay Used Books, 703-361-9042 or

    Better World Books, (book reuse drop-off bins)
    Building Supplies and Materials
    The Habitat for Humanity runs the ReStore, a shop that accepts new and gently used building supplies and materials from corporations, construction companies and individuals. ReStore particularly needs doors, windows, cabinets and working appliances less than five years old. Any building or remodeling material that still can be used is accepted. ReStore is located at 10159 Hastings Drive in Manassas and 14055 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge (near BJ's), 703-369-6145.
    Other Resources Online
    There are also many online options, such as Craigslist and Freecycle, to find people interested in your usable items. 
    A few more ideas for around the house!
    • Hold a yard sale for items that you no longer need 
    • When shopping, bring reusable bags (take plastic bags back to stores for recycling)
    • Use reuaable water bottles instad of single use bottled water
    • Use sponges and dish towels instead of paper towels
    • Fix appliances that are worn out instead of throwing them away
    • Use both sides of the paper or use for scratch pads
    • Reuse mailing envelopes and boxes for your mailings
    • Reuse packing peanuts or take them to a mailing service that accepts them
    • Donate newspapers (no inserts please) to the animal shelter


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