TAVARES — Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection events. The county’s mobile collection unit will be on site from 9 a.m. – noon at the following locations:
• Thursday, May 4, in the parking lot next to the Umatilla Fire Department, 1 Cassidy St., Umatilla
• Thursday, May 18, at the Ace Hardware store parking lot located at 1007 W. 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.
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 amounts of hazardous materials will not be accepted due to limited space in the mobile unit. If residents have large quantities of items to dispose of, a special drop-off day may be scheduled at the Central Solid Waste Facility, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares. To schedule a drop-off, call 352-343-3776.
The collection event is open to Lake County residents only.