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Lake County to host informational meetings in September about new trash collection services

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2014

TAVARES – Lake County is hosting informational meetings throughout the county to help residents living in unincorporated Lake County better understand upcoming changes to solid waste collection, and the use of the new carts provided by the county.

Lake County’s residential curbside garbage collection is changing 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. As part of the new program, all residents who currently receive collection services from the county will be issued free trash and recycling carts between August and October, which all residents will be required to begin using starting the week of Monday, Oct. 6. 

All residents in unincorporated Lake County will receive two free carts: one 95-gallon cart for trash and one 65-gallon cart for recycling. Residents living in retirement communities with homeowners associations that opted to use the new carts will receive one 65-gallon cart for trash and one 35-gallon cart for recycling. 

Residents may change the sizes of their carts at no charge from Oct. 6, 2014 - April 1, 2015. Available sizes include 95-, 65- and 35-gallon containers. After April 1, there will be a $40 delivery fee for cart exchanges; however, there will be no fee to change to a larger recycling cart.

Additional household garbage carts are available for a one-time fee of $60, plus a $40 delivery fee. The delivery fee will be waived for residents who pick-up the extra cart from their hauler. An annual disposal cost will be levied on a homeowner’s TRIM notice (tax bill) for the additional cart.

The Lake County solid waste informational public meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 3
5-7 p.m.
Paisley Community Center
24958 County Road 42, Paisley
Thursday, Sept. 4
5-7 p.m.
Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont
Wednesday, Sept. 10
5-7 p.m.
Cagan Crossings Community Library
16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont
Thursday, Sept. 11
5-7 p.m.
Sorrento Christian Center
32441 County Road 437, Sorrento
Thursday, Sept. 18
5-7 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
3740 Eagles Nest Road, Fruitland Park
Wednesday, Sept. 24
5-7 p.m.
Minneola City Hall
800 N. U.S. Highway 27, Minneola

For more information about the new carts, or about the changes in curbside collection services, contact the Lake County Solid Waste Division by email at garbagecollection@lakecountyfl.gov, call 352-343-9400 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/garbagecollection.



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Lake County Solid Waste Division

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Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851

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