TAVARES – Homeowners in unincorporated Lake County are being given until June 6 to review the county’s recently mailed postcards which offer instructions on how residents can change the default sizes of the county’s new trash and recycling carts, or delay delivery of the carts, if needed.
“We’ve been receiving a lot of calls regarding the new carts and the 1-1-1 service starting up in October,” said Jim Stivender, director of Lake County’s Public Works Department. “Because this is a whole new system, we want to try and give people more time to prepare and ask questions.”
The postcards contain detailed information about the county-issued trash and recycling carts, which will be delivered between August and September. All homeowners in unincorporated Lake County will receive one free 95-gallon cart for trash and one free 65-gallon cart for recycling. If a resident lives in a retirement community and their homeowners’ association opted to use the new carts, the default sizes will be 65-gallon carts for trash and 35-gallon carts for recycling. If these cart sizes meet the needs of the household, no further action is required.
Contact information for haulers by service area is also listed on the postcards.
The county’s curbside garbage collection will change on Monday, Oct. 6 to a “1-1-1” service consisting of once-per-week trash, one-per-week recycling and once-per-week yard waste pick-up.
For more information about the changes in curbside collection services, contact the Lake County Solid Waste Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 352-343-9400 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/garbagecollection.