Orlando is committed to reducing our environmental impact with the goal of becoming a zero-waste community by 2040.
And as we continue to move forward on the right path to sustainability, I could not be more proud that the City of Orlando has been selected as the location for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s multi-stakeholder pilot project, Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy.
This project aims to increase the current 34 percent recycling rate in the United States to help communities, cities and businesses across the country create a more sustainable future.
We’re making significant strides toward that commitment by providing our residents and businesses with the tools and strategies necessary to divert more waste from our landfills, including offering weekly recycling collection, quarterly e-waste drives, free backyard composters to residents and a commercial food waste collection program that is diverting millions of pounds of organic waste per year.
Strong private partnerships and an innovative culture will help us to reach our sustainability goals here in the City Beautiful and help us to get Beyond 34.
Buddy Dyer, Mayor