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In 2018, Central Florida was ranked first in the nation for job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Additionally, Forbes magazine ranked the metro Orlando region No. 1 to invest in a home with an estimated 84,000 building permits issued in Orange County valued at $2.3 billion. Orange County also earned the highest AAA credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, recognizing its fiscal reliability and continued quality-of-life enhancements.
Bears are drawn to neighborhoods when food sources, like garbage and animal feed, are easy to find. Using a bear-resistant roll cart helps discourage bears from making regular visits to neighborhoods.
For a limited time, based on grant funding availability from the Florida Wildlife Commission (www.myfwc.com), Orange County Solid Waste residential customers may be eligible to upgrade their existing garbage containers to the discounted and approved bear-resistant roll carts.
To be eligible for the bear-resistant roll cart the applicant must be an Orange County Solid Waste residential curbside customer and provide proof of residence within the designated Bear Management Area.
Check to see if you live in the Bear Management Area of unincorporated Orange County and if eligible, apply TODAY!
Orange County changed its code in November 2016 to qualify for state grant money to reduce the cost of each cart from $245 so that customers pay a $50 processing fee.
For more information about the bear-resistant roll cart program, email Solid.Waste@ocfl.net or call 407-836-6601.