Jamie Floer, Senior Public Relations & Outreach Specialist, Orange County Utilities
Email: Jamie.Floer@ocfl.net
Phone: 407-254-9682

Orange County, Fla., Announces Beginning Steps for a New Recycling Facility

Record Area Growth Presents Opportunity for Strong Sustainability Solutions

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County, located in Central Florida and home to world-renowned tourism destination Orlando, and Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division announce the release of a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input into the planned release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Public-Private-Partnership for designing, constructing and operating a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Orange County has a long history of support for recycling that began in 1990, when the previous MRF began operations. The area has since experienced tremendous economic growth (ranking seventh in the U.S.) that is also projected to grow by a 1,000 new residents each week and, in 2018, drew a record 75 million visitors.

“We encourage and welcome participation by processors, equipment manufacturers, end market representatives and other industry experts to aid Orange County in delivering to its residents and the surrounding region an advanced and cost-effective recycling facility,” said David Gregory, manager of the Solid Waste Division for Orange County Utilities.

A copy of the RFI, which also includes information about a forthcoming Market Sounding Event and reference documents, can be accessed online at: https://bit.ly/30UElOo

For any information regarding the RFI, please contact: Rolando Melo, Rolando.Melo@ocfl.net, 407-836-5644.

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.

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