In 2019, curbside recycling of glass became a thing of the past in most of Northern Virginia, instead asking residents to bring rinsed bottles, jugs and jars to purple bins across the region (use any location in this regional program; see map). The shift is resulting in more efficient recycling of glass and requests for more bins, which Prince William County has recently met with new purple bins at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge, and the James S. Long Regional Park in Haymarket.
The County will continue to accept glass at the Prince William County Landfill or the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility’s as well. Initially, glass recycled through these bins were exclusively crushed as aggregate material for roads. More recently, the County Department of Public Works began working with processing facilities where the material is used to make new glass containers and other products.
For more information on recycling or waste disposal in Prince William County, visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling.