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Republic Services proposes new recycling facility southeast of Apopka

Highlighted in blue is the property at 3401 Overland Road, southeast of Apopka, where Republic Services is proposing a new recycling facility.
Highlighted in blue is the property at 3401 Overland Road, southeast of Apopka, where Republic Services is proposing a new recycling facility.(Orange County Property Appraiser)

Republic Services of Florida filed plans this week to build a new tipping facility for affiliate All-Rite Recycling in west Orange County southeast of Apopka, preparing for a bigger presence in the market with multiple service contracts in waiting with local cities.

To be located at 3401 Overland Road, the 10.19-acre property would have a recycling operation contained within a new 12,600-square-foot building. No waste would be buried or disposed of on the property.

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Solid waste would be brought in to the facility, sorted for recycling materials that are then sold to outside vendors, with the non-recyclable waste then transferred off-site for disposal.

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A recycling operation was formerly operated on the property. Hours of operation would be 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday.

The new facility would neighbor a vehicle service building Republic already has on Overland Road, which has been described to the county as its Apopka training center.

Republic officials declined to comment on the project for this story.

The company already holds a state environmental permit for the recycling operation and for stormwater management for the facility.

Republic first submitted plans to Orange County for the recycling facility in 2009, which went through a neighborhood meeting and was recommended for approval in January 2010 by the Development Review Committee.

With the City of Orlando, Republic is one of 28 firms with a "roll off" franchise that allows them to provide waste and recycling services to the city.

Republic doesn't have any disposal or processing contracts with the city at this time, because they don't have any permitted (FDEP) disposal facilities in Orange County, according to a city spokeswoman.

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Republic has had a non-exclusive franchise for roll-off container collection and waste disposal with the City of Apopka since September 2015, and currently offers all-in-one recycling services in Oviedo.

The company has no contracts as of now with Orange County, or Winter Garden, according to officials with each.

James Ray Johnson out of Marietta, Ga., is the project architect, and Tetra Tech of Orlando is civil engineer.

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