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Orange County Utilities Launches Recycling Improvement Pilot Program

Six-Week Test Aims to Educate Residents on Recycling Correct Materials Orange County, Fla. – To remove plastic bags and other non-recyclable items from the Orange County Recycling program, Orange County Utilities announces the launch of a pilot program to study and improve recycling habits in unincorporated Orange County. Phase one of the six-week test will […]

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Curbside Collection WILL Occur on Independence Day, July 4

Orange County, Fla.– The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County customers that garbage, recycling, large item and yard waste will be collected on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4. Since Wednesday is a normal collection day, customers should set out their roll carts, large items and yard waste as usual. As part […]

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Orange County Government’s Liz Johnson Recognized with Environmental Excellence Award

Orlando, Fla. – Recently, the National Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals recognized Orange County Government’s Liz Johnson for her three decades of contributions to the environmental profession with the 2018 Dr. Richard J. Kramer, CEP, Memorial Award for Environmental Excellence. Johnson, who serves as assistant manager of Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division, was recognized […]

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Orange County Residents Urged to Tip, Toss and Cover during Mosquito Season

Orange County, Fla. – In Central Florida, mosquito activity increases during the hot, rainy months of the summer season. With increased activity comes the additional threat of mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika. Mosquitoes are such a serious health threat that the American Mosquito Control Association has declared June 24 through June 30, […]

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Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste in East Orange County

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Utilities invites Orange County residents to its Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste* Community Collection Event on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange County Service Center located at 12050 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Participants will have the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous […]

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Orange County West Solar Co-op Selects Wayfare Energy to Serve Members

Orlando, Fla. – The Orange County West Solar Co-op, a 105-participant group created through Solar United Neighbors of Florida, has selected Wayfare Energy, headquartered in Altamonte Springs, to install solar panels for its members. Wayfare Energy, with its competitive prices, 33 years of experience and strong warranties, was selected over five other firms through a […]

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Orange County Fire Rescue To Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For New Fire Station 67

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, the Board of Commissioners, Fire Chief Otto Drozd, III and the men and women of Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) will host a community ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Fire Station 67. The ceremony will take place on June 4, 2018, at 9 a.m. Fire […]

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Curbside Collection WILL Occur on Memorial Day, May 28

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County customers that garbage, recycling, yard waste and large items will be collected on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Since Monday is a normal collection day, customers should set out their roll carts, large items and yard waste as usual. As […]

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Orange County Hurricane Expo on June 9 Provides Free Hurricane Preparedness Information

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for hurricane season. The 2018 Hurricane Expo will be held on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cypress Creek High School gymnasium located at 1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando, Fla 32824. The free, half-day event will offer […]

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