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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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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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County Highlights Safety in Celebration of National Garbage Man Day

National Garbage Man Day

By Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division Prince William County will be celebrating National Garbage Man Day and National Safety Month during the week of June 17, with a focus on recognition and worker safety. The solid waste management industry and trash collectors work long and hard hours to keep our county clean and our environment green. Trash …

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Best of Green Schools Winner

The Green Schools National Network and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have recognized Marumsco Hills Elementary School as a national winner in the “Best of Green Schools” class of 2018. This year, the Best of Green Schools Awards recognized eleven individuals, institutions and projects that represent the best environmental efforts in schools around …

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PWCSA Wastewater Plant Receives Regulatory Compliance Award

Provided by Prince William County Service Authority The Prince William County Service Authority’s H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility has won a Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for the fifth consecutive year. The wastewater treatment plant, located in Woodbridge, has achieved 100 percent regulatory compliance for the last nine years. The Service …

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Keep Manassas Beautiful Wins Award

Provided by City of Manassas The Keep Manassas Beautiful group has been recognized by Keep America Beautiful with the President’s Circle Award.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. This award belongs to an extraordinary group of volunteers who have adopted the City’s streets, parks and …

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Pattie Elementary School Wins Virginia Recycle Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Fans of the morning television broadcast were visible through the window, signs held high. Cameras panned the crowd, then focused on the news anchors for a major announcement. Everyone, it seemed, had a stake in what was to come: Pattie Elementary School was to be recognized for being the state winner in the …

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