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Volunteers Needed for Community Park Cleanups in Woodbridge

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Provided by Prince William County Volunteers are needed for two community park cleanups in Woodbridge. There will be a park cleanup and educational event on Saturday, Nov. 17, between 9:00 a. m. and 12:00 noon at Veterans Memorial Park in Woodbridge. There will also be a cleanup at that same time at Jefferson Park, which is an undeveloped park in …

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Confidential Document Shred

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Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free confidential document shred event for Prince William-area residents. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p .m. There are two locations: Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Balls Ford Road …

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County to Highlight Reduce + Reuse at Annual Prince William Recycles Day

Provided by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division For over two decades, Prince William County Solid Waste Division has been hosting Prince William Recycles Day in conjunction with America Recycles Day. This year’s event will be held at the Prince William County Landfill on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m., and admission is …

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Keep Prince William Beautiful Fall Volunteer, Donation Opportunities

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Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) has many volunteer and donation opportunities this fall.  If you are interested in helping out with a litter cleanup event or recycling education, please check out the information below.  This is a great way to make a huge impact in your community. All of our programs rely on generous …

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Recycling Art Contest

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Provided by American Disposal Services, Inc. It’s time for the Recycling Art Contest! Every year American Disposal Services and The American Recycling Center ​asks young artists throughout Northern Virginia to submit their own vision of Recycling and the Environment. The contest is an opportunity for young talents​ to capture the impact of waste pollution and the importance of “reduce, reuse and recycle.” This year’s theme is “Plastic …

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Community Cleanup and Vehicle Battery Recovery

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Provided by Asher Agency Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) are partnering on a pilot initiative designed to recover more used vehicle batteries and to boost local community cleanup efforts. RBC is supporting Keep Prince William Beautiful cleanups on  Monday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 17. On Monday, Oct. 8, (Columbus Day), a community clean-up will be …

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Plastic Pollution Solution

By Deborah Campbell, Prince William County Solid Waste Division Disposable plastic is an oxymoron.  Unless you burn it, plastic never really goes away.  Too much of it becomes pollution or litter. Plastic pollution clogs our waters and kills marine animals and other life. It even seeps into our bodies in chemical form. We use lots of plastics. According to EcoWatch.com, …

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Recycling Rescue

Provided by Virginia Recycling Association In July 2017, China, the largest international importer of recyclable materials from the United States, notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would impose a ban on the import of 24 categories of solid waste, including plastic, mixed paper and textiles beginning January 2018. In addition, on March 1, 2018, the Chinese government implemented stricter technical standards for scrap …

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Battery Recycling Keeps Dangerous Chemicals Out of Our Soil and Water

By Roger LeBlanc, Prince William Solid Waste Division Batteries are a critical part of powering our everyday life, and we rarely ever give them a second thought. However, if not disposed of properly, batteries can pose dangers such as water pollution and fire hazards. Thankfully there are convenient options to safely dispose and recycle batteries. Prince William County residents can …

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Recycling at E.G. Smith Baseball Complex

Visitors to the E.G. Smith Baseball Complex in Manassas should expect to see a cleaner public park, thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program provided funding to Keep Manassas Beautiful to encourage recycling and help …

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