Orange County 2017 Think 5 Poster Design Challenger-Winners For Recycling!
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Did you know about the 2017 Think 5 Poster Design Challenge of Orange County? It is designed to encourage people to be more aware and participate in recycling! Orange County 4th and 5th graders submitted their best artwork to encourage every one to Think 5 when recycling. Our Congratulations to the winning students of the 2017 Think 5 Poster Design Challenge: Adrian C., Juan Felipe T., and Vela C.! Winning students are also receiving some prizes. If you are a local teacher or merchant thinking of either helping your students to participate or helping to sponsor this event in the future, please contact Jessica Kitt of Orange County at: 407-236-6624. We should also thank Ms. Kitt for having helped to make this event possible and her effort in planning for an upcoming November event (check out: www.ocfl.net/utilities/ocrd in October, 2017 or call Ms. Kitt at 407-236-6624 or 407-836-6601 and ask for Jessica Kitt).
If you’d like to safely dispose of paint, pesticides, propane tanks, cooking oil, fluorescent light bulbs, computers, cell phones, car fluids, and more for free, please check out the community collection events or permanent collection locations listed below:
- Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:00 am-3:00 pm: East Orange County Service Center, 12050 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
- Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:00 am-3:00 pm: Apopka High School, 555 W. Martin Street, Apopka, FL
- Permanent HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) & E-Waste Drop-Off Locations, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days a week: Orange County Landfill, 5901 Young Pine Road, Orlando, FL
- Permanent HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) & E-Waste Drop-Off Locations, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Wednesdays & Saturdays: McLeod Road Transfer Station, 5000 L.B. McLeod Road
Recycling FAQ (from Orange County Recycler), below:
- What can I recycle in my blue lid recycle cart? A: There are 5 types of items you may recycle: plastic bottles and containers labeled #1-#5, metal cans (steel, aluminum, tin, and empty aerosol cans), glass bottles and jars, flattened cardboard boxes, and paper (including paperboard such as cereal boxes.)
- Can any item made of plastic, glass, or metal be recycled in the cart? A: No, only plastic, glass, or metal containers should be placed in the cart. For example: water bottles, peanut butter jars, soup cans, tuna cans, and milk jugs are all acceptable. Pots and pans, dishes, mirrors, plastic toys, and scrap metal are not acceptable.
- Is it OK to put garbage in my recycle cart? A: No, garbage mixed with recycling causes the materials to be double-handled, as the garbage must be brought to the landfill. This costs money and resources. The continued success of the recycling program depends on every one recycling correctly.
- Do bottles and containers need to be empty and clean? A: We recommend empty bottles and containers. A quick rinse or wipe of containers will help keep your cart clean and minimize odors. Paper and cardboard materials need to be dry and clean for processing. For example: pizza boxes are not accepted because they’re often soiled with food residue and grease.
- What happens to my recyclables? A: Recyclables are sorted, baled, and shipped to be remanufactured into new materials. For example: when your aluminum cans are recycled, they can be back on store shelves as new aluminum cans in as little as six weeks. Steel and tin cans are melted and can be returned into new cans or even airplane parts.
Any other questions about recycling may be referred to Orange County Solid Waste Hotline at: 407-836-6601.
Photographed, gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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