TAVARES – Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Conner and Commissioners Welton Cadwell and Leslie Campione helped welcome WCA’s new compressed natural gas hauling station to Tavares on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The new Lake County facility aims to capture the area’s growth potential by offering a wide range of environmental services such as recycling and residential trash, commercial and roll-off dumpster collection.
WCA boasts a customized fleet of new collection trucks to service 23,500 residents in Lake County’s Service Area 1, which includes homes and commercial businesses in unincorporated Lake County, the town of Astatula and Lake County government facilities.
“We want to be good stewards with the communities who have entrusted us to help them with their disposal and recycling needs and we would like to partner with municipalities who have an interest in converting their fleets to CNG,” said Brad Avery, WCA Regional Marketing Director. “As a leader in the industry, WCA would welcome those types of partnerships and we believe we could be a valuable resource to communities who strive to be more environmentally friendly.”
The new facility is located at 321 Southridge Industrial Way, Tavares.
WCA is one of three new county contractors – including Progressive Waste Management and Waste Pro -- participating in Lake County’s new residential curbside garbage collection system, which launches on Monday, Oct. 6. The county is shifting 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 unincorporated residents. As part of the new program, all residents in unincorporated areas who currently receive collection services from the county are being issued free trash and recycling carts.
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 log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/garbagecollection.