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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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Plastic Pollution Solution

composite wood chair

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, …

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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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County Residents Look to a Better Future at Compost Awareness Day

Provided by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division Prince William County recently held the sixth annual Compost Awareness Day. Attendees enjoyed free compost samples from the Balls Ford Road composting facility, workshops led by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and a sneak peek at the county’s plans to begin large scale composting of food waste through …

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County Recognizes PWCSA Water Academy

Provided by Prince William County Service Authority The Prince William County Service Authority’s Water Academy has been named Best Program in the 2018 Prince William County Government’s Green Community Awards. The honor goes to a program that conserves, protects, restores and creates a healthier environment. Established in the summer of 2017, the Water Academy educates customers about the utility’s mission …

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Keep Virginia Beautiful and Adopt a Highway

Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018! Did you know that it is free and easy to participate in Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway Program? The process is simple and the results are inspiring! STEP 1: Complete Application and submit to your Regional VDOT Coordinator STEP 2: Choose a clean-up day and recruit volunteers STEP 3: Pick up and Document A partnership established between the Virginia Department of …

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