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Prince William County, Va., Expands Recycling Program

The county is adding new single stream recycling trailers to the community and implementing new environmental sustainability initiatives.

As part of its recycling program expansion, Prince William County, Va., is adding new single stream recycling trailers to the community and implementing new environmental sustainability initiatives, such as solar panel energy generation, a windmill demonstration project, a solid waste conversion demonstration project and a net-zero energy education center.

Additionally, the county is anticipating the reopening of its landfill donation center, which recently underwent renovations and improvements.

Prince William Living has more details:

As you prepare for spring cleaning in your home, it’s important to know the latest in recycling and proper disposal in the community. According to American Disposal Services, over 75% of the waste we produce can be recycled, but after it’s thrown in the trash can or recycling bin, where does it go? For most families this is a mystery, but many Prince William residents have the opportunity to pull back the veil.

More than 2,000 people a year including youth groups, students, international visitors, and local leaders tour the landfill to learn the fate of trash and how waste reduction, reuse and recycling efforts extend the life of the landfill.

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