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Learn How Landfill Gases Are Converted to Energy at Prince William County Landfill

Provided by Fortistar While landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, they also offer an incredible opportunity to capture and convert this potent greenhouse gas to clean renewable energy. To see and learn first-hand how this is done, the public and media are invited to tour a renewable landfill gas to energy (LFG) plant …

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Fall Confidential Document Shred on October 28

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. at two locations: Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas. …

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Keep Prince William Beautiful Asking School Participation in Nationwide K-12 Recycling Competition

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) Keep Prince William Beautiful, Inc. (KPWB), Prince William County’s leading environmental action organization committed to inspiring individual responsibility and collective action to keep our communities clean, green, and beautiful, today called on Prince William County Schools to participate in Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle Bowl. This simple, engaging, and fun competition is for all …

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Prince William to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Provided by Prince William County Prince William Recycles Day will be held at the Prince William County Landfill on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. For over a decade, Prince William County Solid Waste Division has been hosting Prince William Recycles Day in conjunction with America Recycles Day. The annual event has grown to …

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Donate, Don’t Dump

Provided by Prince William County The Donation Place—at the Prince William County Landfill Complex—is open for business and is now accepting donations such as small appliances, dishes, bed and bath items, small furniture, clothing and shoes. The Prince William County Solid Waste Division has formed a partnership with Savers which operates a second-hand store at Festival Plaza in Woodbridge. According to its website, “The …

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Kyle Wilson Elementary Saves Environment and Money

Provided by Prince William County Schools Students and taxpayers can celebrate Kyle Wilson Elementary School’s new designation as a certified LEED® building that safeguards the environment while reducing operational expenses. Opened in August 2017, the elementary school reflects the School Division’s challenge to Moseley Architects to include design strategies to cut water and energy consumption. The building has rain cisterns …

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Looking for Those Who Want to be Master Gardeners

Provided by Prince William County Do you have a love of plants, aspire to know more about gardening and a desire to share that knowledge with others? Than you should consider becoming a Master Gardener with the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners learn about general botany, invasive plants and insects, soils, trees, streams, water quality, pruning and just about anything …

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City of Manassas Recycling Rate Increases to 47.2%

Provided by City of Manassas According to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the City of Manassas recycling rate in 2016 of 47.2%.  This is up from 2015’s rate of 45% and 2014’s rate of 42%. This 5.2% increase in three years is due, in large part, to the introduction of the City of Manassas RecycleFest held twice a …

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Keep Prince William Beautiful Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors, Officers

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) Keep Prince William Beautiful, Inc., announced today the newly elected officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018. Marlo Thomas Watson, President and Chief Engagement Officer of The Marlo Company, Inc., was re-elected for a second term as President; Kelly L. Easterly, Chief of Staff to Neabsco Supervisor John D. Jenkins, …

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