Businesses Must File Recycling Report by February 15

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Provided by Prince William Solid Waste Division

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 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 required each year so that Prince William County can comply with the Commonwealth’s annual recycling reporting requirements. The report can be completed on-line by the person most familiar with trash and recycling. It will take about 10 minutes. The report can 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 2015 (the most recent year for which data is available), the County’s recycling rate was 33.7%. A waste composition study conducted at the Prince William Landfill in 2013/2014 found that 70% of the items discarded as waste were actually recyclable resources. The Solid Waste Division encourages businesses and residents to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle waste appropriately to help conserve natural resources and landfill capacity for future generations.

For more information on the annual businesses 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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