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Landfill

The Prince William County Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility only accept materials generated by residents and businesses in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. For further information, please see the facility rules

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Please read the Solid Waste COVID 19 restrictions and guidance before visiting the Landfill or Balls Ford Road Compost Facility. 

The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division operates the approximately 1000-acre sanitary landfill.  The wise use of this space helps ensure the community has a place to dispose of waste for many years.  The Division strives to extend the life of the landfill through strategies to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.​

The landfill is a valuable resource and a "homefield advantage" for managing the community's trash.

Take a virtual landfill tour.

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SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

The Prince William County Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility services and programs are available to Prince William County residents only. 

 

Special Waste Programs and Considerations 

  • Medical/Other Waste – The PWC Landfill does not accept regulated medical waste, radioactive material, ammunition, or asbestos. Call (703) 792-5750 (TTY:711), and then press 5, for information on disposal of these materials. The Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as other sources, may have more information. Contact  Prince William Environment Health Office of the Virginia Department of Health at (703) 792-6310 (TTY:711) for additional assistance, if needed.
     
  • Sharps/needles - The Landfill does not accept large quantities of sharps and needles. However, residents may bring these items to the Landfill during regular operating hours. The attendant at the Convenience Center checkpoint will provide directions to the designated container. Sharps and needles are not accepted at the Balls Ford Road Facility. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides guidelines for safe disposal of medical waste at home and more information on Safe Disposal of Needles.
     
  • Tires - Up to four (4) tires are accepted from residents at no charge (passenger and pick-up truck tires only). There is a $2 per tire charge for five (5) to 10 tires. Loads of more than 10 regular sized tires and all oversized tires will be weighed and charged the appropriate per ton fee. Businesses must pay for disposal of all tires.
  • Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) - The County limits C&D disposal at the landfill because it is bulky and takes up a large amount of space. By restricting construction debris, the County can save valuable space for future municipal solid waste disposal needs. PWC residents may dispose of small amounts of C&D from home improvement projects. There is no charge for regular size pick-up truck load (2.5 cubic yards), larger loads are not accepted. The Solid Waste Fee does not include disposal of large amounts of construction and demolition debris.

    Businesses and contractors may drop off small amounts of C&D, up to a regular-size pickup truck load (2.5 cubic yards) for $25, larger loads are not accepted.


    For information about disposing of, or recycling, large amounts of construction and demolition debris, see this alternative disposal listing or call (703) 792-5750 (TTY:711) to get more information. Violations carry penalties and fines.

    Builder's Guide to Reuse & Recycling has been published by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). This guide also contains information about the benefits of recycling, the basics of C&D recovery, tips for job site collection, etc. Businesses and contractors may also consult the Internet or phone book for a list of C&D disposal facilities in the area.