TAVARES — At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed —with the assistance of a few students from Tavares Elementary School — Lake County Recycles Day on Saturday, Nov. 15.
First-grader Kevin Brown shares with the Lake County Commission his recycling poster that is held by his teacher, Debbie Urbon.
The Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities coordinated the visit of several local elementary-school students to the County Commission meeting to demonstrate their support for America Recycles Day.
“We would like to encourage all Lake County residents to recycle,” said third-grader Taylor Von Maxey to County Commissioners.
The educational field trip included many students from Debbie Urbon’s first-grade class as some shared posters they had designed to illustrate different types of items that could be recycled.
Since 2007, the Lake County Recycling Program has greatly increased opportunities for residents, schools and local businesses to participate in recycling. In addition to its residential recycling program, Lake County provides recycling services to 10 local municipalities, 35 schools in the County and 20 area businesses. The Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities currently accepts the following items for its residential recycling program: newspapers, cardboard, magazines, plastic beverage containers, clear, brown & green glass, aluminum beverage cans, steel cans and household batteries.
For more information about the Lake County Recycling Program, call the Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities at (352) 343-3776.