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Prince William’s ‘Waste Place’ Under Review

By Potomac Local News June 27, 2012 4:00 pm

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The “Too Good to Waste Place” at the Prince William County Landfill has been credited with reducing the amount of trash that ends up in the landfill, as residents can leave behind still-usable items which are later picked up by other landfill visitors. (Submitted photo)

The “Too Good to Waste Place” at the Prince William County Landfill has been credited with reducing the amount of trash that ends up in the landfill, as residents can leave behind still-usable items which are later picked up by other landfill visitors. (Submitted photo)

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. – The “Too Good to Waste Place” has been scrapped – at least for now.

The Prince William County Landfill announced the temporary closure of the donation center on its campus that’s been in operation since 1991. The “Too Good to Waste Place” has been credited with reducing the amount of trash that has ended up in the landfill, as residents instead have chosen to leave, or donate, still-usable items like couches, bicycles, and lawnmowers at the site. Once left, other residents who visit the landfill can simply take what’s left behind.

The donation spot will close Thursday, July 5, as county officials reexamine how they are going to administer the program.

“…there is no timeframe for reopening. They are going to be looking at how to better operate the program or alter it to be more effective. They are looking at other similar programs and models for donating items to make certain it is being operated in the most effective way possible,” stated Prince William County spokesman Jason Grant in an email.

During the closure, Grant suggests residents instead donate still-usable good to local charities.

Residents of Prince William County can access the landfill for free, while those who live in Dumfries, Occoquan, Quantico, or Haymarket must pay a $5 fee for up to 200 pounds of trash per visit to the landfill.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.bonich John Bonich

    in other words, they’re gonna try to figure out how to make money from it.

  • amcab

    they’re probably trying to eliminate people hanging out there ALL day…..maybe they’ll put into effect certain days/hours that people can visit…..we’ll see

  • Mark_R_Phillips

    This is such a shame as it was a well-used facility and a great way to reduce waste in the landfill.  I hope the county will reconsider and open the facility again.