Media Preview – Recycling Pilot Program Wednesday, June 27

WHAT: A six-week curbside pilot program to help improve the quality of recycling in Orange County will begin with 641 households.

The program involves staff members looking inside recycling carts and leaving weekly cards with feedback.

Each cart will be given a tag ranging from Great Job (perfect or near perfect), Good Try (a few recommended tweaks) or Oops (needs improvement) with boxes checked to explain, in English and Spanish, if anything needs improvement. SAMPLE TAGS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Results of the study, which will officially begin Thursday, will help the county plan for a countywide recycling improvement program.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27

WHERE: Park Manor subdivision (near Dean Road in East Orange County) – tentative address for first stop 936 Wages Way


– Interviews with resident recyclers and staff members (including in Spanish) about the program.

– Demonstration of the tagging program will be given.

– An automated collection truck will be on site to show the items being collected.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents 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, one of the nation’s largest convention centers 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 or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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