Archive for December, 2012

Lake Jackson Dam

The County’s contractor, the Michael Baker Corporation, has submitted their final report.  The report contains information on the investigation of the dam as well as several rehabilitation options.  The report can be viewed here.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

​Once the holidays are over, you can recycle your cut tree. After removing all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and the tree stand, you may recycle your tree at several convenient locations listed below.

  • The Prince William County Landfill at 14811 Dumfries Road in Manassas. Monday – Saturday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The facility is closed New Year’s Day. 703-792-4670
  • The Balls Ford Road Compost Facility at 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas. Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The facility is closed New Year’s Day. 703-792-4670
  • Leesylvania State Park located at 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge (off Neabsco Road). Trees may be dropped off at Shelter 2 and will be used for wildlife habitat at the Park.

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) located at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville. Through Jan. 11, 2012. The drop off area is located in the parking lot in the area outlined with safety cones to the right of the building. For more information, contact NOVEC at 703-335-0500 ext. 1633 or 1661, or email

NOVEC will deliver the wood-chip mulch to interested customer-owners at no charge, visit for details. For more information on recycling in Prince William County, visit or call 703-792-4670.


The Donation Place Now Open at the PWC Landfill

Located in the Citizens’ Convenience Area at the Prince William Landfill, The Donation Place is a donation center for reusable items that might otherwise get thrown away.  It is located in space formerly known as “Too Good To Waste” and will be accessible for drop offs only, customers may no longer take items from this facility.  The facility is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is operated by World Trade Company (WTC) of Woodbridge.  WTC will repurpose the items received and a tax donation receipts are available upon request.

  • Acceptable Donation Items: clothing and shoes, linens, cookware, utensils and small appliances (toaster, blender, coffee maker), dishes, glassware, dishware, furniture (table, chairs, sofa, dresser), home decorations (lamps, pictures), textiles (rugs, draperies, fabric), books, records, CDs and DVDs, bikes, sports and exercise equipment, toys, musical instruments, tools and garden equipment, other household items in good working condition
  • Unacceptable Items:  computers and monitors, televisions, mattresses or box springs, cribs, playpens, car seats, etc., propane or other fuel containers, chemicals or hazardous materials, broken or items missing parts, other materials deemed unsafe

For a complete listing of reuse donation opportunities, please visit

External Auditors Find Prince William County Annual Financial Statements to be of the Highest Standards

Cherry, Bekaert, & Holland, LLP, the independent external auditor for Prince William County government, presented its findings of the most recent external audit to the Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Its engagement revealed “no audit findings or comments” and they expressed an unqualified opinion, the most favorable form of audit opinion, on the County’s June 30, 2012 financial statements. This unqualified opinion reflects the highest standards of accountability which is a critical component of the County’s three AAA bond ratings.

There are three major categories on which external auditors report: (1) the fair presentation of the basic financial statements; (2) compliance on internal control over financial reporting and (3) compliance with the requirements applicable to each major program audited under the Single Audit Act. The county received unqualified opinions or no comments on all three categories.

County management also received the Government Finance Officers’ Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its June 30, 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, an award only 16% of counties receives nationally.

Eco-Energy and NuStar Announce Ethanol Unit Train and Storage Facility

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is pleased to announce that Eco-Energy Holdings, Inc. (“Eco-Energy”) is partnering with NuStar Terminals Operations Partnership L.P. (“NuStar”) to develop an ethanol unloading, storage and outbound truck loading facility in Prince William County, Virginia. The facility will serve the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC markets.  

The ethanol unit train terminal will have approximately 155,000 barrels of ethanol storage capacity and will be capable of distributing over 400,000 barrels per month.  The facility will offer product access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be equipped to receive up to 96 rail car unit trains via CSX Transportation (“CSX”) with 24/36 hour turnaround time. Eco-Energy will be looking to sign terminal agreements with customers during the second quarter of 2013 and operations at the Dumfries, VA site are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2013. The project will bring 10-15 new jobs to the area.

Eco-Energy applied for and received a Rail Access Grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia for this project. Their application was supported by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

About Eco-Energy

Eco-Energy is an integrated bio-fuel supply chain company focused on the marketing and distribution of bio-fuels across the globe. Eco-Energy is among the largest full-service bio-fuels marketing companies in North America with over $3.0 billion in sales and handling nearly 10% of the domestic bio-fuels market.  By leveraging Eco-Energy’s core competencies in logistics, distribution, and trading, Eco-Energy is able to provide innovative, value-added solutions for a more stable, disciplined, and vertically integrated supply chain.

About NuStar

NuStar Energy L.P. is a publicly traded, limited partnership based in San Antonio, with 8,420 miles of pipeline; 84 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids; and two asphalt refineries and a fuels refinery with a combined throughput capacity of 118,500 barrels per day. The partnership’s combined system has approximately 96 million barrels of storage capacity. One of the largest asphalt refiners and marketers in the U.S. and the second largest independent liquids terminal operator in the nation, NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey.

For information about the advantages of locating or expanding a business in Prince William County, please contact the Prince William County Department of Economic Development at 703-792-5500 or visit us online at