Archive for October, 2015

PW Community Document Shred on October 31

The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, October 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations: Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA.  


These events are open to residents only.  No business or commercial shredding will be accepted. Residents may bring the equivalent of up to 4 boxes (18”x12”x15” or smaller) of paper for secure shredding at no charge to either of the locations.


Only confidential documents such as bank statements and tax returns are accepted. Non confidential documents such as junk mail should be recycled at the curb or citizen drop-off facilities. Paper clips (regular size) and staples do not have be removed.


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Now Accepting Toys for Tots Donations

Our office is happy to yet again be an official drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program! We will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys from now until December 12th. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and we are located at 13476 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112. For more information you can call our office at 703-792-4620 or visit the Toys for Tots website here. Please stop by!

Neighborhood Services Annual Seminar

Neighborhood leaders can sometimes bear a lot of responsibility in their communities. They might be called to offer advice in disputes. They might need to be conversant on local rules, regulations and ordinances, or at least know who to call when the need arises. They might need to know a thing or two about landscaping.

On Friday, Oct. 23, Prince William County’s Neighborhood Services will hold its annual Homeowner and Condominium Association Leadership Seminar to give residents the chance to hear from experts on how to handle situations that might arise in their communities.

“The seminar is a great opportunity for neighborhood residents and community groups to come together to network and share ideas about solving issues that impact their neighborhood,” said Cathy Holtzlander, the neighborhood services coordinator for the Prince William County Department of Public Works.

The seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Prince William County Development Services Building, which is located at 5 County Complex Court in Woodbridge. It will include discussions on communicating effectively; the legal effects of shared property, such as pipe stem driveways and easements; landscaping to minimize contact with ticks; and understanding covenants, conditions and restrictions versus local ordinances.

A $25 registration fee includes discussion materials, a continental breakfast, a catered lunch, an afternoon snack and all-day coffee.

To register, call 703-792-7018 or visit Neighborhood Services for more information. Registration is required and space is limited.

The county’s Neighborhood Services Division works with residents and businesses to make sure properties are safe, well-kept and sustainable.