Businesses in Prince William County are reminded to complete and file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by February 15.
Section 22-169 of the Prince William County Code requires all businesses and other non-residential properties that produce trash within the county to report on its activities by February 15 of each year for the previous calendar year. Home-based businesses and businesses located within the cities of Manassas, or Manassas Park, or the incorporated towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, or Quantico are exempt from filing this report.
Business recycling information for 2012 is needed in order for the County to comply with recycling reporting requirements established by the Commonwealth of Virginia under Code of Virginia, Section 10.1-1411 and 15.1 – 11.5.2. The report is in the form of a survey and should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey may be accessed via the Prince William County website, www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling. The survey should be completed by the property manager or the person who is most familiar with trash and recycling services for the property.
The County has a modest goal of recycling 40% of its waste. For Calendar Year 2011 (the most recent year for which data is available), the County achieved a recycling rate of 37.5. Annually, about 56% of the County’s waste gets disposed each year at the Prince William County Landfill and the County encourages everyone to do more to reduce, reuse, and recycle their waste to help conserve natural resources and landfill capacity for future generations.
For more information on the annual non-residential recycling report or to learn more about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Prince William County, please visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycle or call the Solid Waste Division of Public Works at 703-792-4670.