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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 items

We compost all food and yard waste, and accept drop-offs at our Balls Ford Road Composting Facility (now Hansen Farm Road!). Everyone is welcome to use the site—a 5-gallon bucket of food scraps is usually just a dollar or two—and, if you're a Prince William County resident, you can drop off your compostable materials for free! We have additional information for commercial haulers.

Food and food scraps

Food-soiled paper

Yard and plant waste

Not accepted

Compost Drop-off Locations

Food and yard waste:

Freestate Farms @ PWC Hansen Farm Road Convenience Center

13012 Hansen Farm 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 landscaping products: compost, topsoil, and mulches.

Food waste for composting

Learn about composting food and yard waste at Freestate Farms.

Compostable items ->

Hands putting plants in soil

Want to talk about composting your organics?

Proud member of:
Prince William Chamber of Commerce logo
US Composting Council Member
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