Provided by PWC Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division
Businesses in Prince William County must complete and file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by Oct. 15 each year.
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 Oct. 15. Home-based businesses do not have to file a recycling report. Businesses located within the incorporated towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, or Quantico do not have to file a recycling report.
This information is required each year so that Prince William County can comply with the Commonwealth’s annual recycling reporting requirements. The Prince William County Business Recycling Report can be completed online by the person most familiar with trash and recycling disposal. It will take about 10 minutes. The report form is accessible via the Prince William County website or send an email to email@example.com to receive a direct link to the report.
For calendar year 2021, the most recent year data is available, the County’s recycling rate was 38.2 percent. This was almost a five percent increase from 2021. The Solid Waste Division also expects improvement in the 2022 report because of the new yard waste program, which began in October 2021 as a separate collection, and the community’s continued participation in the glass recycling program.
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 about the annual business recycling report, the yard waste program, and glass recycling, visit pwcva.gov/trashandrecycling.