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Orange County Sets Waste Reduction Record

Orange County has successfully reached its highest percentage of waste reduction to date.

In the 2013-14 fiscal year, the county calculated that each resident produced about a half ton of waste, which was down 64 percent from the 1991-92 base year, when residents produced 1.36 tons of waste.

Gayle Wilson, solid waste management director for Orange County, said the new record was not a shock to him but a nice surprise.

“I think there are several things that have led to our success: environmental action and ethical choices of our citizens,” Wilson said.

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