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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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Plastic Pollution Solution

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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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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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County Collects Tattered Flags for Ceremonial Retirement

Provided by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14 to mark the anniversary of the adopting “the Stars and Stripes” as the nation’s official flag. County residents have the opportunity to observe the holiday by retiring old or tattered American flags at the Prince William County Landfill any …

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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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‘Boatloads’ of Pollinator Plants Installed at Landfill

Story and Photos by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division When you imagine a flower garden, do you picture planting in canoes and old car tires? That’s exactly what several environmental leaders envisioned when they designed the plan to transform a half acre site at the Prince William County Landfill into a beautiful pollinator garden. Repurposed canoes, pallets, …

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Spring Confidential Document Shred on May 5

Provided by Prince William County Public Works The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. at two locations: Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford …

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Recycling Bins Impress Your Guests

By Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County If you are planning an event in Prince William County, recycling is a must to make a good impression on your guests! Recycling is second nature and valued by residents. In the past year, Prince William surpassed recycling mandates set by the state with 36.8% of trash being diverting for recycling. Residents are recycling …

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National Recycling Celebration Coming to Prince William

Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Prince William County Solid Waste Division staff and Keep Prince William Beautiful volunteers will host several “I Recycle” pledge events, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, …

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Fall Confidential Document Shred on October 28

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. at two locations: Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas. …

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