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

Orange County, Fla., Announces Event to Discuss New Recycling Facility

Orange County, Fla. – As part of the recently announced Request for Information (RFI) to gather input for a new recycling facility, Orange County and the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division announce the date and schedule for the next step, a Market Sounding event.

The in-person event, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 26, in the Venice Ballroom at the Orange County Renaissance Senior Center at 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando, is open to potential project participants and supporters.

The purpose of the event is to seek input into the planned release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) competitive bidding process for a long-term Public-Private Partnership for designing, constructing and operating the new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) within the county.

The Market Sounding will include a discussion of Orange County’s recycling program, regional recycling markets, updates since the RFI was released, plans for issuing a RFP, and other topics related to the project. There also will be time allotted for open discussion and questions/answers.

Additionally, transportation will be provided for participants to visit the dormant MRF at the Orange County Landfill and view the potential property available for project development.

To insure appropriate resources at the Market Sounding, respondents are respectfully requested to RSVP by July 15 at www.ocfl.net/UtilitiesRSVP.

A video recording will be provided after the event for viewing for those interested.

For additional information please contact: Orange County Utilities Public Relations, Jamie Floer, Jamie.Floer@ocfl.net or 407-254-9682.

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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