Orange County Government, Florida
Nicole Jackson, Public Information Officer
(407) 254-9682 (work) or (407) 399-1472 (mobile)
Email: Nicole.Jackson@ocfl.net
12 October 2015
Orange County Utilities Begins Cart Distribution for its New Automated Curbside Collection Program

Orange County, FL - On Monday, October 19, residents in unincorporated Orange County will begin receiving their new 95-gallon roll carts, which will be used to collect their household garbage and recycling when the county’s new automated curbside collection program goes into effect on January 1. Cart distribution for the over 205,000 households will continue throughout the county until mid-December. Along with the roll carts, residents will receive a “welcome kit” that includes a brochure with guidelines for using the roll carts and answers to frequently asked questions. The kit will also include a magnet for residents to write down their new collection days.

Cart distribution will begin each morning between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Residents do not need to be home at the time of delivery. Once the roll carts have been dropped off, residents are asked to store them in a safe place until they are permitted for use beginning January 1.

“We are excited for residents to receive their roll carts,” said Jim Becker, manager of Orange County Utilities’ Solid Waste Division. “Along with the new automated curbside collection program, the roll carts will give residents a more convenient and environmentally friendly way to collect their garbage and recycling.”

Residents will receive two roll carts: a garbage cart with a green lid and a cart for recyclable items, which will have a blue lid. The roll cart for recyclables will also include an in-mold label on the lid to clearly illustrate the items that can and cannot be placed in the roll cart. For additional recycling information, residents will be able to use their smartphones to scan the QR code on the label, which will give them access to the Orange County Utilities New Automated Curbside Collection Program website.

For more information about Orange County’s new Automated Curbside Collection Program, visit www.ocfl.net/GreenClean2016 or call the Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601. Specific information regarding the design and size of the carts is located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1KFJs7x. Pictures of the carts can be downloaded.

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.