Debbie Sponsler
Orange County Utilities
Phone: 407-254-9802

Curbside Collection Holiday Schedules

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County residential customers that garbage, recycling, yard waste and large items will not be collected on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25.

If Friday is a customer’s normal collection day, set out carts, yard waste and large items by 6 a.m. on Saturday, December 26. Regular service schedule will return the following week.

Thursday, Christmas Eve Day, and Friday, January 1, 2021, are not collection holidays, and regular services will be provided. As part of Orange County’s program, the only collection holidays are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. However, crews work through Saturday during those two holiday weeks.

Customers are encouraged to recycle holiday items like flattened cardboard and cards/envelopes in the blue lid recycling carts. Other items, like wrapping paper, ribbons/bows and stringy light sets, belong in the green lid garbage roll carts. When in doubt, leave it out or check

Live Christmas trees can be set out at the curb on yard waste collection day for recycling. Trees over six feet should be cut in half. Remove all ornaments, decorations and stands before placing at the curb. Artificial trees are not collected with yard waste.

The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601 and email will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, and Friday January 1. Customers can visit online at

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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