Fork It Over Program Returns
The well-loved “Fork It Over” program returned on April 1, 2022. The program was suspended due to COVID. The program allows residents to borrow durable, stainless steel forks, spoons and knives for special events. This helps residents reduce single-use plastics, minimize waste and save money!
The borrowing process:
- Contact the Solid Waste office to make a reservation.
- Pick up the clean, sorted and containerized utensils from the Orange County Solid Waste Management office before your event.
- Wash the utensils using a sanitary cycle or equivalent dish washing cycle after the event, then separate by type, and place in the same containers in which they were borrowed.
- Return the clean boxes with washed and sorted utensils ready for the next event.
There is no cost; the loan program is absolutely free. The utensil sets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Up to 200 sets can be borrowed at a time. Call (919)968-2788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to make your reservation.
Donations of clean stainless steel utensils in good condition are welcome! Stainless steel standard forks, dessert forks, standard knives (not steak knives), teaspoons, and tablespoons only, please-- no plastic handled picnic ware. For any donations, please call or email the Solid Waste office.