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Recycle at Work

All businesses, offices and commercial facilities in Prince William County are required to recycle the one item that makes up the greatest portion of its trash on an annual basis. The material recycled at commercial properties will vary depending on the business activity.

This list may help managers determine the primary item to be recycled. If assistance is needed to determine the item, call (703) 792-4670 (TTY:711).

Type of Business Activity
Recyclable Material
Apartment Building Mixed paper or single stream recycling*
Hotel/Motel Mixed paper or single stream recycling*
Office Building Mixed paper or single stream recycling*
Restaurant Corrugated cardboard or single stream recycling*
Retail Corrugated cardboard or single stream recycling*
Warehouse/Distribution Corrugated cardboard or single stream recycling*
Other Business Activities Call (703) 792-4670 (TTY:711) for assistance
*Single stream recycling includes mixed office paper corrugated cardboard and bottles and cans all mixed together into a single container.

 

How to Set Up a Recycling Program

The County offers a Business Recycling Guide. It includes information about locating service providers, where to obtain indoor recycling containers, and general waste reduction and recycling facts. For a printed copy, call (703) 792-4670 (TTY:711).

We offer updates and current information about recycling through the County's PWC Alert/eNotification service.

 

Business Reporting

Businesses must complete an Annual Recycling Survey by October 15.