Trash/Recycling Collection



Many haulers have discontinued pick-up of bulky items and trash and recycling not in containers. Please contact your trash and recycling service provider or visit the company's website for an update on service changes, limits to bulk item pickups, yard waste collection and container only restrictions.

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Prince William County does not provide trash and recycling collection, nor bins for collection. Residents can haul their own trash/recycling to the Landfill, Balls Ford Compost Facility, the Saturday collection sites, or recycling trailers.

Residents, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and business owners may contract with a private Refuse Hauler to collect trash/recycling from their homes or businesses. Refuse haulers are also listed in the yellow pages under garbage removal. The hauler charges for collection and transportation of trash. The County does not regulate the fees of any refuse haulers.

When selecting a hauler consider the following:

  • Shop around, get several bids and compare prices/services.
  • Work with neighbors to create a service area to be served by a single permitted hauler. This reduces the number of collection days and wear and tear on the community's roads.
  • County staff can assist neighborhoods and HOAs in preparing a contract to hire a refuse hauler to service an entire neighborhood or community.

If a hauler fails to provide trash or recycling removal services, call the company directly to report the problem. Company name and phone number may be on the side of the trash receptacle, monthly bill or the Refuse Hauler list. If the hauler fails to respond, request assistance using the Refuse Hauler Complaint Form.



Whether you place trash at the curb or carry it to a facility, please be sure to sort recyclables from your trash. Remember no one sorts it at the landfill. If you put recyclables in the trash, those materials are buried forever and take up valuable landfill space. Improper sorting wastes natural resources and prevents recycling and the use of valuable materials again. Recycling is up to you, so be a sport and sort!