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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 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling and the Weekly Saturday Collection Program.
There is no charge for Prince William 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.
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 703-792-5750 or 703-792-6254 for details.
Solid Waste Management Division
5 County Complex Court,
Prince William, VA 22192