Automated Garbage and Recycling Collection Update
Orange County is working diligently during the transition to the new Automated Garbage and Recycling Collection program. The County asks residents to assist as follows:
- Place roll carts out by 6 a.m.* the day of collection and with at least 3 feet of clearance at the curb.
- The roll carts should be placed on the opposite side of the mailbox, three feet away from parked cars, mail boxes, low-hanging tree limbs, and street lights.
- The handles should face the house and the arrows on the lid should be pointed towards the street.
- Place ALL garbage and recyclables in the respective roll carts. Do not place items outside the roll carts.
Following these guidelines will speed the automated collection process. Otherwise, drivers have to exit their vehicles and adjust the new 95-gallon garbage and recycling roll carts for collection.
“With our residents help, we will fine-tune this system as quickly as possible,” said Jim Becker, manager of Orange County Utilities’ Solid Waste Division. “This program continues our efforts to make Orange County a more sustainable place to live.”
*Some residents have been instructed to do so later.