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Lake County Department of Environmental Services announces 2008 schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit

RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2008

TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Environmental Services household hazardous waster mobile unit is scheduled to make 18 different stops throughout the County in 2008.


Household hazardous waste is collected at the Lake County Household Chemical Collection Center, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares, Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mobile unit, however, gives residents an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste closer to their community. The service provided by the mobile unit is available free of charge to Lake County residents.

All dates are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jan. 17 — Leesburg Wal-Mart, 2501 Citrus Blvd. 
Jan. 24 — Minneola City Hall, 800 N. U.S. Highway 27
Feb. 7 — Clermont West Park Mulch Area, 649 12th St.
Feb. 21 Eustis Ferran Park, near the band shell off Bay Street 
March 6 — Eustis Tractor Supply Company, 100 Ardice Ave.
March 13 — Mount Dora Wal-Mart, 17030 U.S. Highway 441
April 10 — Groveland Fire Station, 450 W. Orange St.
April 24 — Eustis Tractor Supply Company, 100 Ardice Ave.
May 8 — Lady Lake Drop-off Center, 1200 Jackson St.
May 22 — Leesburg Wal-Mart, 2501 Citrus Blvd.
July 17 — Clermont West Park Mulch Area, 649 12th St.
July 24 — Minneola City Hall, 800 N. U.S. Highway 27
Aug. 14 — Mount Dora Wal-Mart, 17030 U.S. Highway 441
Sept. 4 — Lady Lake Drop-off Center, 1200 Jackson St.
Sept. 18 — Leesburg Tractor Supply Company, 1706 Citrus Blvd.
Nov. 6 — Groveland Fire Station, 450 W. Orange St.
Dec. 4 — Mount Dora Wal-Mart, 17030 U.S. Highway 441
Dec. 18 — Leesburg Tractor Supply Company, 1706 Citrus Blvd.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered household hazardous waste. Household products, such as paint, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides, can contain potentially hazardous ingredients that require special care during disposal. Improper disposal of such hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers or, in some cases, putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

Whenever possible, it is recommended that household hazardous waste be kept in its original container. If the container is leaking, put it in a new container and mark any unlabeled containers. Transport household hazardous waste in the rear of the vehicle and do not store in the vehicle for extended periods. For more information, call the Lake County Department of Environmental Services at (352) 343-3776.

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