Orange County Government, Florida

Solid Waste Compliance

An integrated system of proper waste management

Overview

Solid waste includes garbage, rubbish, refuse, and other discarded materials.  The proper management of solid waste requires an integrated system of generators, haulers, recyclers, and disposal sites working to reduce waste at the source, then reuse/recycle, and finally dispose in a safe manner.

In 2010, House Bill 7243 was passed by the Florida Legislature, setting a recycling goal of 75% by 2020 for the counties of Florida.

Waste Generators  Recycling
Requirements

All commercial generators are required to separate designated recyclable materials and make them available for recycling, as provided in Chapter 32 Article IV, Sec 32-163.

Commercial generator shall mean a person who owns or controls a site in unincorporated Orange County, other than a residential premises, which is the point of origination of solid waste or recovered materials, and is eligible to receive commercial services.

    Waste Haulers  Commercial
    Licensee

    Waste haulers that provide solid waste collection and transport services in unincorporated Orange County, are required to obtain a commercial license, in accordance with Chapter 32 Art IV through the Utilities Department, Solid Waste Division. Commercial licensees shall be those persons that provide commercial service to one (1) or more of the following categories:

    1. Multifamily
    2. Construction and demolition
    3. Other commercial

    Waste Recycling, Processing, or
    Disposal Facilities

    There are several types of solid waste management facilities that are required to obtain a permit, in accordance with Chapter 32 Article V, through the Environmental Protection Division.

    Contact Us

    Environmental Protection Division
    3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
    Orlando, FL 32803

    Email: orangetogreen@ocfl.net
    Phone: (407) 836-1400
    Fax: (407) 836-1499

    All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.