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Trash Pick Up & Recycling Information

Trash: Every Monday and Thursday*
Recycling Every Monday*
The trucks begin their route at 6:00 AM. The trucks normally maintain the same route each pickup day. However, the amount of trash varies from day to day, and other factors may impact the routes, making it difficult to guarantee a pick-up time. To be assured of pick-up, your trash must be out by 6:00 AM. We encourage you to place the trash out the night before, after dusk if possible. No more than 5 bags can be picked up from any one residence in a single day.
*There is no trash service on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and July 4th (if it falls on Monday or Thursday). Collection will be canceled on days when the weather has made the roads unsafe due to ice and snow. There will be no makeup and trash will be collected on the next scheduled day.
In accordance with the Prince William County Code and the Westridge Guidelines, trash is to be placed in a sealed, secure container. This means a covered barrel or covered trash can or a wheeled cart provided by American Disposal. Containers should be placed at curbside in front of your residence. Please do not pile the trash in front of the mailboxes. American Disposal is not responsible for trash that is scattered from containers or bags by weather or animals.
All of the single-family homes, as well as the homes in the Highland Chase and Knightsbridge townhome neighborhoods, have been provided with a wheeled trash cart. Residents of the Wimbley, Devonwood and Lakeview townhome neighborhoods and the Somerset Condominium are responsible for providing their own trash container. Each home in Westridge has been provided with a recycle bin. Trash carts and recycle bins are the property of American Disposal and are to remain in the property for the new residents when you move. Remember you are responsible for the care and cleaning of your trash cart and recycle bin.
If your trash cart or recycle bin is in need of repair or replacement, please call American Disposal at 703-368-0500. To replace a lost or stolen trash cart or recycle bin, please contact the Westridge Clubhouse at 703-590-1600.
Removal of large items, appliances, furniture, moving boxes and other bulky items that your family does not generate on a weekly basis need to be scheduled for pickup forty-eight hours in advance by calling American Disposal at 703-368-0500. Items should be placed at curbside the day of or the evening before the scheduled pick-up day.
The following items will not be picked up by American Disposal.
• Oil, paint, dead animals, construction materials, dirt, toxic or flammable items, batteries;
• Packing peanuts that are not secured in a bag;
• Tree stumps from trees larger than six inches in diameter;
• Logs from fallen or cut down trees;
• Any item that cannot be safely loaded and hauled away.
Why recycle?
• Recycling protects and expands U.S. manufacturing jobs and increases U.S.
• reduces the need for landfilling and incineration,
• prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials,
• saves energy,
• decreases emissions of greenhouse gasses that contribute to global climate change,
• conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals,
• helps sustain the environment for future generations.

For more information on recycling, visit the Prince William County website HERE.
PLASTIC BAGS will no longer be accepted in any recycling containers!
This includes ALL plastic bags, not just the recycling of bags, but the ACTUAL BAGS that people use to put their recycling in to carry to the recycle dumpsters. Going forward, all recyclables will need to be either loose or contained in paper bags or cardboard.
The following items may be commingled in the same recycling container. Please do not use plastic bags for recycling.
• Aluminum cans, aluminum foil & trays rinsed and cleaned, metal food & beverage cans
• Plastics bottles and jugs (#1 and #2)
• Newspapers, mixed paper, junk mail, magazines, phone books and catalogs
• Empty aerosol cans
• Cardboard boxes must be broken down and flattened no bigger than 3X3 feet. For larger cardboard boxes i.e. moving boxes, they must be cut down to 3X3 feet and flattened
Unacceptable recycling items: Glass, plastic containers and tubs (#3-#7), plastic food trays and cups, clam-shell containers, light bulbs, glassware, ceramics, pots and pans, paper plates and napkins, batteries, Styrofoam cups, plates, bowls and to go food containers, plastic bags.
Glass may be recycled by placing it in the purple bins located at the Prince William County Landfill (14811 Dumfries Rd, Manassas), the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility (13000 Balls Ford Rd, Manassas), or at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building (15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge).
For more information about recycling, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/recycling
This site is about what can be recycled at the grocery store: http://www.plasticbagrecycling.org/plasticbag/s01_consumers.html

Each tree limb or piece of brush must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 inches thick in diameter. Limbs and brush must be bundled with rope or twine.

Christmas trees will be collected on Thursdays. All tinsel and decorations must be removed. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags.