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New Homeowner Environmental
Resources Guide

REALTOR® Sustainability Resources Group

This guide sponsored by the Prince William County Green Business Council and the REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) includes access to information that the new homeowner will need in order to properly dispose of trash and hazardous household waste, effectively recycle and compost, reduce litter and pollution in Prince William County, as well as information on how to participate in community environmental volunteer events and opportunities. 

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The REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) is a professional trade association in Prince William County. PWAR is a member of the Prince William County Green Business Council (PWCGBC) and leads the Realtor Sustainability Resources Group.

Homeowner Environmental Resources

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Prince William County Resources

Solid Waste Management                              Neighborhood Services                  Environmental Management Services

Provides information on trash disposal, household hazardous waste collection, composting, recycling, and landfill hours

and locations. Recycling guide and Dumpster Days schedules available.

Responsible for helping residents improve their neighborhoods through compliance with building & property codes, litter pickup, and removal of illegal signs.

Responsible for drainage control, watershed management, stream monitoring and pollution prevention. 

Community Resource Guides

KPWB Community Volunteering            Junkluggers E-Waste Recycling          FreeState Farms Composting Guide                                          

Education, Recycle and Litter programs. "Adopt-A-Spot" & "Adopt-A-Shelter" sites available, Beautification projects, TREX

plastic bags, storm drain labeling, and Shopping Center/Litter survey opportunities. Learn more about all of KPWBs volunteer opportunities HERE

Keep Prince William Beautiful, the Prince William County Green Business Council,

and Junkluggers of Gainesville have

partnered to provide a free e-waste drop-off location for the community. Click HERE for the full e-waste recycling guide. 

At the Balls Ford Road Compost facility in Manassas, Freestate Farms makes premium landscaping products- compost, topsoil, and mulch- by recycling local food and yard waste.

Click HERE for the composting guide.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Unit

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Unit is part of Virginia State University and Virginia Tech tasked with providing unbiased research-based information to the public. The Agriculture and Natural Resources section is charged with providing education and outreach to homeowners, farmers, ranchers, and communities in Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park on landscaping, soil, gardening, turf management and pests to promote responsible land management and protect water quality. 



VCE Prince William serves all residents with a team of Extension agents, specialists and volunteers, working together to provide training, information, and science-based answers to citizens so they can maintain a healthy home environment, create sustainable rural or urban landscapes, protect water resources, grow a garden, and properly manage pests and wildlife.


VCE Prince William has a Horticulture Help Desk ( staffed by highly trained volunteers who assist in diagnosing plant problems, provide advice on lawn care, pruning and plant care, and provide identification of plants, weeds and pests. They operate a teaching garden in Bristow to show residents some of the many things they can grow in our area and demonstrate best management practices.


VCE Prince William as has programming in 4H youth development, parenting education and financial counseling.

Download the full

New Homeowners Resource Guide here

From the PWAR CEO

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April Thomas

CEO-  REALTOR® Association of Prince William

"After making such an important investment, we want to help homeowners who are either first-time buyers, relocated, or new to Prince William County by providing them with environmental sustainability education, resources and tools that can help them be active stewards in their new neighborhood. We are proud to partner with the Prince William Green Business Council  to take such a necessary step in caring for our environment and helping to keep our communities clean and green.”

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