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Businesses in Prince William County must file recycling report by Feb. 15

Businesses in Prince William County are reminded to complete and file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by February 15.

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 February 15th of each year for the previous calendar year.  Home-based businesses and businesses located within the incorporated towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, or Quantico are exempt from filing this report.

This information is required each year so that Prince William County can comply with the Commonwealth’s annual recycling reporting requirements.  The report can be completed on-line by the person most familiar with trash and recycling.  It will take about 10 minutes. The report can be accessed via the Prince William County website, http://www.pwcgov.org/businessrecycling or send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and you will receive a direct link to the report. 

For calendar year 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available), the County’s recycling rate was 36.8%. This is slightly more than a 3% increase over the 2015 rate. 

However, a waste composition study conducted at the Prince William Landfill in 2013/2014 found that 70% of the items discarded as waste were actually recyclable resources. That means we still have lots of opportunity to improve the County’s rate.  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 businesses recycling report, or to learn more about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Prince William County, go to http://www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling or call the Solid Waste Division of Public Works at 703-792-4670.

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