Orange County Government, Florida
29 December 2016
Residents Participate in Orange County Recycles Day Everyone is Invited to “Think 5”
Orange County residents attend Orange County Recycles Day, a family-friendly event that celebrates recycling and the importance of green practices in the community, at the Orange County Landfill on November 12, 2016.

Hundreds of Orange County residents recently gathered at the Orange County Landfill as part of Orange County Recycles Day, a family-friendly event that celebrated recycling and the importance of green practices in our community.

The free, annual recycling event commemorated America Recycles Day, which is part of a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful.

A highlight for attendees was the behind-the-scenes bus tour of the Orange County Landfill in east Orange County.

New to the event this year was an up-close introduction to an education effort called “Think 5.” By focusing on the top five recyclable items – plastic, metal, glass containers, cardboard and paper – the overall goal is to help raise awareness about good recycling habits.

“Recycling has been a staple in our community for more than 25 years, and we’ve always had a great deal of support,” said Jim Becker, manager of Orange County Utilities’ Solid Waste Division. “To make recycling more efficient, we’re asking residents to only think about five items and to place those in the blue lid roll cart.”

For more information about Orange County’s automated collection efforts, visit www.ocfl.net/GreenClean2016.