Accepted compostable materials
Grow your business and the earth by recycling food
Businesses of all sizes find that adding food waste to their recycling programs helps their top and bottom line as well as the environment. Bringing food waste to a composting facility is often cheaper than a landfill, can attract new customers, and helps boost employee morale. For the environment, composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions and recycles important nutrients back into the earth.
We accept yard waste and all categories of food waste (Virginia DEQ Categories I, II, and III). If you are a business in unincorporated Prince William County, you can drop off your compostable material for free! Below is our accepted materials poster.
We also process compostable foodware items from approved haulers or businesses as a Composting Manufacturing Alliance (CMA) member. For more information about becoming an approved hauler, please contact us.
Easy, safe, and efficient drop-off
Safe and efficient facility design
We designed our facility so any sized vehicle can quickly and safely drop off materials. Vehicles weight in at the scale house (middle, right) before preceding to the material drop-off area.
Convenient location on Hansen Farm Road
Freestate Farms Composting Facility
13012 Hansen Farm Road
Manassas, VA 20109
With easy access to Route 66 and 234 and a quick drop-off process, we have made food waste recycling an efficient process for our customers.
Compostable materials poster
Food and food scraps
Compostable food and food scraps: meat and seafood
Compostable food and food scraps: fruits and vegetables
Compostable food and food scraps: dairy and eggs
Compostable food and food scraps: grains and other carbs
Compostable food-soiled items: coffee grinds and filters
Compostable food-soiled items: pizza boxes
Compostable food-soiled items: newspaper
Yard and plant waste
Compostable yard and plant waste: grass
Compostable yard and plant waste: leaves
Compostable yard and plant waste: twigs and small branches
Compostable yard and plant waste: plants
Non-compostable material: plastic
Non-compostable material: rubber
Non-compostable material: aluminum
Non-compostable material: glass
Non-compostable material: foam
Non-compostable material: paper
Non-compostable material: cigarettes and cigars
Non-compostable material: diapers, animal excrement
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