What's recyclable in the Lake County curbside recycling program?
PAPER - Approved types of paper that can be recycled consist of non-glossy or coated products, such as office paper, newsprint, magazines, envelopes, phone books, unwanted mail and paper bags. Paper should be free of hard bound or hard covered books, metal or plastic bindings and placed loose inside of the Lake County yellow recycling bin.
CARDBOARD - Cardboard consists of corrugated (moving boxes) and boxboard (cake or cereal boxes). Cardboard should be flattened and cut down to less than 3' x 2' in size. For cardboard larger than the recycling bin, stack it neatly under the recycling bin. Cardboard should be free of anything other than corrugated and boxboard materials, and should not contain packing or packaging materials, strapping, shrink wrap or wax coatings.
COMINGLED CONTAINERS (Mixed Containers) - Comingled containers consist of rinsed glass beverage containers (any color), aluminum beverage containers, steel and tin cans and food grade household plastic containers #1-#7 with or without a neck. Lids are fine. Plastic soap containers (dish, laundry, carwash, etc.) are considered food grade and are acceptable. Place items loose in the Lake County yellow recycling bin.
Comingled containers are for normal household food grade items. Non-food grade items such as glass windows, siding, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Pyrex, Tupperware, plant pots, foam, plastic bags or industrial plastics should not be included in the recyclables. Any residue or food left inside of recyclables will have a negative effect in the recycling process, so be sure to rinse or remove these contaminants. Containers used for holding hazardous materials; such as, cleaners, oil, fuel, herbicides and pesticides, should be recycled through the Lake County Solid Waste Division's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, and not through the recycling program.
BATTERIES - Household batteries should be put in clear sealed plastic bags before being placed in the Lake County yellow recycling bin.
LAKE COUNTY YELLOW RECYCLING BINS - Recycling bins can be picked up at the Solid Waste Administrative Office (13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares) or dropped off to the residence by their recycling hauler. To have bins delivered, call Lake County Solid Waste at 352-343-3776. For more information on recycling bins, accepted items and more, please call the Customer Service Line at 352-343-3776.
These items should not be in the curbside recycling bin.
All recyclables placed in Lake County yellow recycling bin can be placed within 3 feet of the curb or edge of road on your designated recycling day by 6:00 a.m. Any resident of Lake County can also bring their recycling to any of the Lake County Convenience Centers located throughout the County.
Commercial businesses and households recycling large quantities of recyclables can do so at the County's Central Landfill Recycling Center, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares on Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Lake County appreciates the support of the community in assisting and promoting the recycling program. For questions or concerns regarding the County's recycling program, contact the Lake County Solid Waste Division Customer Service Line at 352-343-3776.
This has been prepared by the Lake County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares, FL., 32778, 352-343-3776.