SOLID WASTE DIVISION
Please read the Solid Waste COVID-19 restrictions and guidance before visiting the Landfill or Ball Ford Road Compost Facility.
MANAGING TRASH AND RECYCLING IN THE COMMUNITY
The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the trash and recycled materials generated in Prince William County. Solid Waste staff take this responsibility seriously and work 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
The Division’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our residents, and to protect and preserve the natural environment.
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. Residents of the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park may also use some services for a fee. In addition, only refuse haulers with a permit issued by Prince William County Department of Public Works may use County facilities. All programs are funded through a Solid Waste Management Fee.
- There is no charge for Prince William County residents to drop off trash, recyclables or yard waste.
- Proof of residency, such as the Residential User Decal, personal property tax receipt, real estate tax receipt or valid driver's license, is required.
- Town and city residents pay $5 per visit for up to 200 pounds.
- City residents cannot use the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling and the Weekly Saturday Collection Program.
- County Residents and business may incur a fee for disposal of some items.
- A to Z Disposal Guide provides recycling and disposal guidance, preparation and fees by item/material.
Prince William County uses many innovative and progressive programs to manage the Landfill. One example is the capture of landfill decomposition gases. These collected gases are used to provide electricity for about 5,000 households and heat for onsite and adjacent facilities.
The Solid Waste Division has received awards for its innovative and environmentally sound practices. For example, in April 2013, the division earned the Governor’s Gold Award for Environmental Excellence. Also, 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, the only E4 landfill in the state of Virginia.
Virtual Landfill Tour
CITIZENS HAVE A VOICE!
Members of the Solid Waste Advisory Group (SWAG) are appointed by the Board of County Supervisors. The advisory group provides opportunity for public input and inquiry into the operation of the Division’s facilities and programs. The SWAG typically meets the third Thursday of the month and visitors are welcome. Call 703-792-5750 or 703-792-4670 for meeting details.