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Access Your Collection Schedule
Automated Collection Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste
Bear Cart Program
Ever wonder what exactly happens to your garbage and recyclables when you put them at the curb? Join the Solid Waste Division for a video tour of the Orange County Landfill located in east Orange County.
Program Launch Announcement
Collection will be provided as scheduled except on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on a regular scheduled day, collection will move one day forward for the rest of the week.
Live Christmas trees can be set out at the curb on your 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.
Orange County's Automated Curbside Collection Program provides residents with roll carts to dispose of garbage and recyclables. Under this program, garbage, recycling, yard waste, and large items are each picked up once per week. You can access your collection schedule electronically here.
RECYCLING ROLL CART
Recycling is required by Orange County Code. To reduce the amount of garbage in the recycling stream, the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division encourages residents to "Think 5" by focusing on the top five recyclable items—plastic, metal, and glass containers, as well as cardboard and paper. The overall goal is to help raise awareness about good recycling habits.
Place only these recyclable items in the roll cart with the blue lid:
The recycling program can only recycle the material listed above and no other material should go into the recycling cart. Plastic bags and wraps are particularly troublesome. Visit the American Chemistry Council’s Plastic Film Recycling page to find a bag drop-off location.
Please refer to the Save Landfill Space page for information on recycling drop-off.
GARBAGE ROLL CART
Household garbage items, except for those items listed below, may be placed in the roll cart with the green lid. It is recommended that garbage items be bagged and tied first, then placed in the cart. This practice will keep your container cleaner, minimize odors, and reduce the chance of wind-blown litter.
Other ways to help control odor include double bagging when the odor is more offensive, making sure the cart lid is closed tight, and leaving a dryer sheet inside the cart.
Unaccepted waste includes hot ashes or coals, recyclable items, household hazardous chemicals, medical waste, fluorescent bulbs, tires, paint, and yard waste such as bagged or loose grass, leaves, or small branches.
Large items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, TVs, and up to four passenger car tires are collected the same day as yard waste. Large items should be placed at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before and no later than 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
Yard waste includes vegetative landscaping material as well as grass, tree, and shrub trimmings, and should not be placed in the garbage or recycling roll cart. Yard waste should be placed at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before and no later than 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
Electronic equipment from your home, such as computers and televisions (except for rear-projection sets), can be recycled. Many retailers will accept old electronics for recycling. Check with your local retailer for electronic waste recycling options.
Orange County residents may also bring their electronic waste to one of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities or community collection events. Electronics recycling facility locations and collection event information.
Curbside services are billed with your property taxes. Newly constructed homes will receive the first bill from Orange County Utilities. For more information, call 407-836-6601.
Automobile parts, household hazardous waste, and freon-containing devices.
Solid Waste Division
5901 Young Pine Road
Orlando, FL 32829
Solid Waste Hotline: (407) 836-6601
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