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Annual Business Recycling Reports Due February 28

By Chris LeCompte February 16, 2013 8:00 am

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Businesses in Prince William County are reminded to complete and file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by February 28, 2013. The report is in the form of a survey and should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. A link to the survey is available at www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling. The survey should be completed by the property manager or the person most familiar with trash and recycling services for the property.

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 recycling activities to the Department of Public Works by February 15 for the previous calendar year. This year the filing deadline has been extended to February 28, 2013. Home-based businesses and businesses located within the cities of Manassas, or Manassas Park, or the incorporated towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, or Quantico are exempt from filing this report.

Business recycling information for 2012 is needed in order for the County to comply with recycling reporting requirements established by the Commonwealth of Virginia under Code of Virginia, Section 10.1-1411 and 15.1 – 11.5.2.
For calendar year 2011 (the most recent year for which data is available), Prince William County achieved a recycling rate of 37.5 percent, the goal is to reach 40 percent. All businesses and residents are encouraged to do more to reduce, reuse and recycle waste to help preserve both our natural resources and landfill capacity for future generations.

For more information on the annual business recycling report or to learn more about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Prince William County, please visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycle or call the Solid Waste Division of Public Works at 703-792-4670.

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