Solid Waste Management is the division of Public Works responsible for operation of the landfill, trash disposal, recycling, composting, household hazardous waste collection, and environmental controls to safeguard the community.
Recycling is good for the economy, creates jobs, saves energy, reduces water and air pollution, and conserves landfill space. It is easy and something we can all do every day! Recycling is mandatory for residents and businesses in Prince William County. Currently, the County recycles almost 35 percent of our waste. Learn more about how you can help, what can be recycled, and options for pick up and drop off.
Any time is a great time to start a backyard home-composting. Composting yard waste, such as leaves and grass, creates a rich soil amendment that provides valuable nutrients for your yard. It also saves valuable space at the landfill. Learn how to get your own composting bin.
Prince William County residents are urged to properly dispose of or recycle electronics at the County landfill. Residents are limited to three units for disposal per visit. There is no charge to County residents for this service. Learn more about what residents can bring and when, and alternative sites available for businesses.
Not sure where to dispose of your used antifreeze, or yard waste? Find out how to dispose of your item by searching our A-Z list.
The information provided focuses on Prince William County residents versus businesses, unless otherwise indicated.
Prince William County’s landfill is a full-service trash disposal area which includes recycling services, a place to drop-off used motor oil, anti-freeze, oil filters, lead-acid automotive and household batteries, yard waste, scrap metal and more. Learn more about what the landfill accepts and drop-off times.
Learn how Prince William County residents can apply for a decal to provide quicker entry when using the County landfill, Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, the Saturday collection sites or the special services at these sites. This decal is not available for commercial users or residents in the towns or cities. Town residents (Dumfries, Occoquan, Haymarket and Quantico) and City residents (Manassas and Manassas Park) pay $5 per visit for up to 200 pounds of refuse.