Food waste for composting

Compostable materials

Recycle your food scraps, help the air and soil

As much as 40% of food is wasted and sent to landfills, where it produces methane, a gas that is 84 times worse for the environment than carbon dioxide. In contrast, nothing is wasted in nature--everything becomes food for something else. Composting food waste prevents it from releasing methane gas and safely returns its rich nutrients back to the soil.

Compostable household items

We compost all food and yard waste, and accept drop-offs at our Balls Ford Road location. If you're a Prince William County resident, you can drop off your composting material for free!

Food and food scraps

Food-soiled paper

Yard and plant waste

Not accepted

Compost Drop-off Locations

Food and yard waste:

Freestate Farms @ PWC Balls Ford Road Convenience Center

13000 Balls Ford Road

Manassas, VA 20109

Yard waste only:

Freestate Farms @ PWC Landfill

14811 Dumfries Road

Manassas, VA 20112

(703) 542-4540

Compost for sale

Browse our composts, topsoils, and mulches.


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Garden made with healthy topsoil and compost

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Planting in topsoil enriched with compost

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