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Orange County trash haulers fined

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County solid waste managers have issued $26,000 in fines to trash collectors for missed pickups.

Problems began after the county rolled out its new automated trash collection system.

Between Feb. 15 and 29 the county says they received over 1,100 service complaints, which accounts for .55 percent of covered households.

"We are committed to ensuring that all of our customers receive consistent service countywide," said Orange County Utilities' Solid Waste Division Manager Jim Becker.