UMATILLA —Lake County Solid Waste 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, March 31 in the parking lot adjacent to the Umatilla Fire Department, located at 1 Cassidy St. in Umatilla.
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.
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.
The collection event is open to Lake County residents only.
Excessive amounts 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 including the Central Solid Waste Facility at 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares.
For more information about this event, or to find out about future collection events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/hazardouswaste or call Lake County Solid Waste at 352-343-3776.