Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Orange County Ranks Best in State for Waste Reduction

The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department topped the state in recycling last fiscal year and is recognized as the best in state for waste reduction. Orange County landfilled an average of 0.60 tons per person per year or 3.3 pounds per day in fiscal 2009-10, down 56% compared to the 1991-92 base year of measurement, when the county landfilled 1.36 tons per person annually or 7.5 pounds per day. In 1997, the county adopted a waste-reduction goal of 61% per capita and has made steady progress. The county’s solid waste manager, Gayle Wilson, credits proactive residents and innovative waste reduction services. Read more »