Fall Confidential Document Shred November 7

The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until trucks reach capacity).  Two locations are available, Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas, and Chris Yung Elementary School, 12612 Fog Light Way, Bristow, VA.  This service will not be available at the Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility.

Resident drives up to shred truck with boxes of confidential documents for shredding onsite. Assistance is provided, so residents will not have to get out of the vehicle.

This event is for residents. 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 Solid Waste facility customer convenience center drop-off. Paper clips (regular size) and staples do not have to be removed.

Residents may bring the equivalent of up to four boxes (18”x12”x15”) of paper for shredding at no charge. No business or commercial shredding will be accepted. 

COVID 19 Restrictions: Customers must wear a mask and stay in the vehicle.  All items for shredding must be placed in the rear of the vehicle (trunk, hatchback, or truck bed) before coming to the shred location. 

For material limits and  guidelines visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling.

Fire Prevention Week 2020

Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Fire Prevention Week 2020
October 4th – 10th

The Prince William County Fire & Rescue System is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”  The campaign, which runs October 4th – 10th, educates the public about cooking hazards and how one can take small, yet important actions to prevent cooking-related fires — the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

NFPA states that, in 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 172,900 home structure fires due to cooking, that’s an average of 470 home cooking fires per day with Thanksgiving and Christmas as peak days for home cooking fires. These types of fires resulted in 550 deaths, 4,820 injuries and over $1 billion in property damage. The leading cause of kitchen fires, in which individuals sustain injuries or worse, is unattended cooking.

Chief Tim Keen of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System states, “Some of our fondest memories are times spent in the kitchen, with family and friends, while preparing a delicious meal. Yet, when cooking, we must always be vigilant in protecting ourselves and our loved ones, by taking the necessary precautions in preventing home fires and home fire injuries.”

Due to COVID-19, the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System will host virtual Open Houses of our various fire stations, beginning Sunday, October 4th through Saturday, October 10th, in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”. Please visit our Facebook page to view the virtual tours.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week and general fire and life safety prevention, visit the National Fire Protection Association www.fpw.org, www.nfpa.org, and the U.S. Fire Administration www.usfa.fema.gov.