Annual Business Recycling Reports Due February 15

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Contributed by Prince William County 

Prince William County SealBusinesses 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 15th of each year for the previous calendar year.  Home-based businesses and businesses located within the incorporated towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, or Quantico are exempt from filing this report.

This information is requested each year so that Prince William County can comply with the Commonwealth’s annual recycling reporting requirements.  The report is completed on-line.  It should only take about 10 minutes and should be completed by the person most familiar with trash and recycling services for the property. The report may be accessed via the Prince William County website, or you may send an email to and you will receive a direct link to the report.

For Calendar Year 2012 (the most recent year for which data is available), the County achieved a recycling rate of 41.3%.  Annually, about 55% of the County’s waste gets disposed at the Prince William County Landfill.  The Solid Waste Division encourages everyone to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle even more of 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 or call the Solid Waste Division of Public Works at 703-792-4670.

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