Solid Waste Makes Spring Cleaning Easier and Eco-Friendly

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Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division

Springtime and spring cleaning typically go hand-in-hand. With spring on the horizon, Prince William County Solid Waste Division has several beneficial services for residents to utilize. Many of these services accommodate both residents and the environment by keeping unnecessary items out of the landfill, extending their useful lives.

From the Yard

Residents can drop off yard waste such as lawn clippings, tree limbs, leaves, etc. at the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility or at the Prince William County Landfill in designated areas. There, it will be processed into mulch, wood shavings, or compost.

From the Garage

Some of the items found in garages also have a special disposal area at the Prince William County Solid Waste facilities. Residents may drop off lead-acid automotive batteries, household batteries, scrap metal pieces along with used antifreeze, oil and filters. All of these items can be taken to specially designated areas at the Balls Ford Road or Landfill facilities.

From the Home

During cleaning efforts, many people free themselves of clothes, shoes, furniture, and small household appliances they no longer want, but are still usable. Donation is a great way to get rid of these items. Visit and select “Recycling/Reuse. ” Or, try searching “donation centers near me” for organizations that accept these types of items.

Household Hazardous Waste

Help protect the environment during spring cleaning efforts. Be cautious about disposal of household hazardous waste. These items, which may be found in the yard, garage or home, include insecticides, paints, fluorescent bulbs, aerosol cans, drain cleaners, gasoline and more. Take extra care to properly discard these items and help prevent them from harming septic systems and soils. Prince William County residents can dispose of these materials at no extra cost; the items should be sealed in their original labeled container. For more information on the county’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling program hours and restrictions, please visit

During spring cleaning, there may be lots of items to get rid of; it is not all regular trash. Many items can be donated or recycled, while some require careful handling and proper disposal methods. The Prince William County Solid Waste Division offers a suitable space for almost everything. For more information, visit the A to Z disposal guide on the Solid Waste Division webpage and select “A to Z Disposal Guide” on the left-hand menu.



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