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Rules & Regulations

 

NEW YARD WASTE REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER REFUSE CODE CHANGES

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved several changes to Chapter 22 (Refuse) on December 15, 2020.  This is one of the guiding documents of Solid Waste operations.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the new regulations for yard waste and other code changes.

A link to a synopsis of the changes is also available below.

 

RULES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDING DOCUMENTS

The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division creates, follows, reviews and updates a variety of guiding documents to ensure the safe, environmentally sound and efficient operation of our solid waste facilities. This vigilance ensures we seize new opportunities and take advantage of new practices and technologies.

A Solid Waste Management Plan guides our operation and programs. The plan is updated every five years and approved by the state. In addition, Prince William County follows the rules and regulations for solid waste management as outlined in Chapter 22 (Refuse) of the County Code and in the Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations. The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved several changes to Chapter 22 on December 15, 2020. A synopsis of the changes is available here.

The Solid Waste Division management has also established regulations for the Solid Waste facilities. In addition, we have created rules of operation at the County Landfill, the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility and the Fairfax County I-95 Energy/Resource Recovery Facility. These rules and regulations ensure fair and consistent practices.

LARGE VEHICLE RESTRICTION POLICY - Landfill Convenience Center

For the safety of landfill customers and employees, a large vehicle restriction policy is now in effect at the Landfill Convenience Center. On weekends, customers with large vehicles will be directed to a designated area at the workface to unload.

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Disposal Area Sign at landfill workface

 

Please follow the instruction of the traffic control or scale house attendant.

Vehicles with restricted access on weekends included:

  • Box trucks
  • Stake body trucks
  • Trailers larger than 4 feet wide by 8 feet long
  • Dump trailers
  • Large loads of bulky material

This restriction maybe lifted in inclement weather.