Zero Waste

A person putting an empty water bottle in a recycling bin.

Why this is important 

Orlando continues to strive to become a “zero waste” community, aiming to eliminate sending solid waste to landfills by 2040. Everything that we throw away has potential value. It takes energy, water and natural resources to make these products. Finding ways to reduce, reuse and recycle these materials makes a positive impact on the environment and helps to save money. 

What we want to accomplish 

We are finding innovative ways to put your waste to work and find solutions for our continually evolving waste stream, such as employing next-generation waste and recycling technology, increasing commercial and residential recycling participation, developing food waste diversion and composting programs, and creating policies and standards that reduce overall waste generation.