News & Events

Our Public Relations department informs the public of our mission, policies and practices in a positive manner. It also takes a hands-on approach to outreach by actively engaging community groups through event attendance.

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  • Hero Trash Men Save Family from Burning House

    October 29, 2015 - 02:40pm

    MANASSAS, VA. October 29, 2015 – On Friday, October 23rd, two waste and recycling collectors, Jesse Carter and Kevin Shepherd of American Disposal Services, were servicing homes in Manassas Virginia when they noticed black smoke at the rear of a house. They stopped what they were doing, called 911, and ran to the front of the house to get the family out. They knocked repeatedly until they ensured all members of the family had safely exited the house. Carter and Shepherd then waited with them until the Fire Department arrived.

    On Monday, October 26th the two men were invited to receive thanks from the City of Manassas Council. When they arrived, they were met with applause and greeted by Mayor Harry J. Parrish II, who expressed his gratitude for their bravery, on behalf of the City of Manassas.

  • Local Waste Hauler Raises over $2,500 for Environmental Charity

    October 05, 2015 - 08:00pm

    MANASSAS, VA, October 6, 2015 – American Disposal Services (, the largest privately owned recycling and waste hauler in the greater Washington metropolitan area, hosted their 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic on September 24th at the Bull Run Golf Club in Haymarket Virginia. All proceeds from the tournament were donated to Keep Prince William Beautiful. In the course of only hours, a total of $2,570 was raised for the local, Woodbridge-based nonprofit organization.

    Keep Prince William Beautiful is a local environmental nonprofit that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and keep Prince William beautiful. They offer seven programs spanning the issues of litter removal and education, recycling education and water quality improvement. All programs offer education tied to hands on opportunities that allow community members to directly make a difference. Through KPWB, the community takes charge of the health, sustainability, and future of Prince William County

  • Local Waste Hauler Sponsors Wounded Veterans for Memorial Fishing Tournament

    June 01, 2015 - 08:00pm

    MANASSAS, VA, June 2, 2015 – Local, family owned and operated waste and recycling hauler, American Disposal Services, has sponsored the Annual Dave Harris Memorial Billfish Tournament again this year, by helping combat wounded Purple Heart veterans to attend the event.

    Formerly known as the “Cinco de Mayo Billfish Tournament”; the Harris family changed the name in 2008 after they lost their brother, Dave Harris, to melanoma and renamed the tournament to honor his memory.

  • Local, Family Owned Waste Hauler Named Large Business of the Year

    February 25, 2015 - 07:00pm

    MANASSAS, VA, February 26, 2015 – American Disposal Services received the Large Business of the Year award at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards ceremony held Wednesday evening at the Hylton Preforming Arts Center.American was chosen as the award recipient over fellow Large Business of the Year nominees, Novant Health and My Plumber. General Manager, Kevin Edwards was in attendance to accept the award.

    American Disposal has achieved numerous groundbreaking accomplishments over the past year including the opening of their single stream recycling processing facility, The American Recycling Center, which features a one-of-a-kind Interactive Learning Center. They also announced their changeover from diesel to a fully Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet (American was the first hauler in Northern VA to make this change). The company also introduced their new service, GreenStream®, a combined green cleaning/waste and recycling collection program for commercial spaces.