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Solid Waste Fees

On September 1, 1998, the Board of County Supervisors established a County-wide solid waste fee to fund trash disposal, composting and recycling operations, as well as repay the debt incurred to purchase land to expand the landfill. The Board implemented the fee on January 1, 1999. Properly managed, the County Landfill will serve Prince William County's solid waste disposal needs until approximately 2060.

The Solid Waste Fee appears as a separate line item on the real estate property tax bill. The fee is divided in half between the June and November tax bills.

Annual Residential Fees

Fee Class Fee Per Unit
Single-Family Home $70
Town Home $63
Mobile Home $56
Condominium/Apartment $47

Annual Business and Non-Profit Organization Solid Waste Fees

Businesses and non-profit organizations, including schools and churches, are assessed based on refuse generation amounts per year. Refuse generation is based on actual records, or by the number, size and pickup frequency of refuse containers. If businesses and non-profits do not have this information, the County will estimate generation based on the type and square footage of the business or non-profit organization.

Adjustments can be made to future billings, if businesses or non-profit organizations can supply annual waste generation amounts. For a Solid Waste fee reassessment,  call (703) 792-4670 (TTY:711). Solid Waste Management staff will review the bill and the waste generation amounts assessed to your property. For other Tax Assessment related questions,  call (703) 792-6710 (TTY:711).

Residents and businesses should consider the following when planning future refuse disposal costs:
  1. Prince William County residents and businesses can haul their trash to the landfill without paying a disposal fee, except for materials such as tires, manure, pallets and other items that require special handling.
  2. Refuse haulers should only charge to collect and transport refuse. Refuse haulers permitted to collect refuse in the County do not pay a disposal fee and should not charge customers for disposal on their bills. Disposal fees at the landfill for regular waste were eliminated on January 1, 1999.