The recent winds have resulted in large amounts of debris from downed trees and branches.  In Prince William County, property owners are responsible for removing the debris from their property, whether they do it themselves or hire a contractor. If you landscaping is included in your HOA or condominium services, please contact your property manager directly with questions regarding cleanup.

The County Landfill at 14811 Dumfries Road, and the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility located at 13000 Balls Ford Road, will be open to receive this debris during normal operating hours this weekend and next week.  The material should be cut into smaller lengths (4 feet or less) and only branches and logs less than 24 inches in diameter can be accepted.  We expect many people to utilize these facilities over the next few days, so expect some delays.  To help expedite the process, please have your driver’s license available to verify residency more quickly. 

Trash haulers may also pick-up smaller amounts of debris from downed trees and branches as part of their normal trash collection process. In general, the branches must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter for pick-up at the curb.  The material must be bundled in arm length bundles or placed in separate bags or containers marked as yard waste.  Check with your private trash hauler for more specific guidelines.

For more information, check the County’s web site at, or contact the Solid Waste Division of the Department of Public Works.

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