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PWC Compost Awareness Day event May 4 on Balls Ford Road

Prince William County Compost Awareness Day event will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas.

The compost event, hosted by the Prince William County Solid Waste Division is free to the public and a free paper shred service for area residents will also be held.

Get tips and techniques on composting from WTOP’s “Garden Guru” Mike McGrath, local Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District. 

Keep Prince William Beautiful volunteers and Future Farmers of America from Brentsville High School will also have displays and materials to share.

Plus, there will be an exhibit that shows compost in various stages and a composted grass display.

However, attendees don’t have to wait to experience the benefits of using compost because $5 discount coupons good on a truckload of compost or mulch will be available. The coupon may be used from May 4 through June 30. Residents may also purchase an affordable backyard compost bin kit to get their own composting project going.

For more about Compost Awareness Day and the free paper shred event go to or call 703-792-4670.

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