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Hazardous waste collection event scheduled for May 22 in Groveland

RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2014

GROVELAND — The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be available from 9 a.m. - noon on Thursday, May 22 in the Ace Hardware parking lot located at 1007 State Road 50, Groveland. 

Representatives will be on-hand to collect small quantities of unused or unwanted waste products such as lawn and gardening materials, photo and swimming pool chemicals, paint and related products, cleaning solutions, motor oil and used gas, batteries, fluorescent lamps, light bulbs and small propane tanks.

The staff at the event will be offering convenient drive-thru disposal of items so residents won’t have to leave their vehicles. Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, chemical laboratory waste and radioactive waste are prohibited.

Excessive amount of hazardous materials will not be accepted due to limited space in the mobile unit. Residents wishing to dispose of large quantities of items may do so at any of the six drop-off locations below, including the Central Solid Waste Facility at 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares.

13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares
Monday- Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1200 Jackson St., Lady Lake
Tuesday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
54721 Astor Transfer Station Road, Astor
Tuesday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
25014 Rancho Lane, Paisley
Wednesday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10435 Log House Road, Clermont
Wednesday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
32520 W. State Road 44, DeLand
Thursday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information about this event, or to find out about future collection events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/hazardouswaste or call the Lake County Solid Waste Division at 352-343-3776.



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