TAVARES — Lake County has collected more than half of the vegetative storm debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma. To ensure residents are aware of the hauler’s current location and progress, Lake County has created a storm debris collection map. The map can be found online at https://lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/solid_waste/storm_debris.aspx and will be updated regularly.
Collection continues to steadily increase with added contracted hauler trucks, combined with the assistance of county personnel. The hauler is picking up debris along all county-maintained roads, in the municipalities of Umatilla, Minneola, Clermont and Howey-in-the-Hills, and in private communities and private roads where homeowners have signed right-of-entry forms.
“Residents should be aware that all loads are tracked and each road the contractor visits is carefully recorded,” said Mary Hamilton, Environmental Services Manager. “Some homes or roads may be skipped initially for operational reasons, but no area will be missed at the end of the pick-up process.”
For the initial round of pickups, the hauler has focused on areas with excessive amounts of debris in heavily populated areas. The second round of collection will target remaining storm debris as well as construction debris. Residents are asked to ensure that storm-related debris is placed at the curb or on the side of the road for pickup. Vegetative debris, such as limbs, should be separated from construction debris, and all debris should be kept away from storm water drains, off of roadways and away from power lines.
Residents may also dispose of their debris at the Lake County landfill or any of five convenience centers.
Central Landfill Facility
13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1200 Jackson St., Lady Lake: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10435 Log House Road, Clermont: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
54711 Astor Transfer Station Road, Astor: Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
25014 Rancho Lane, Paisley: Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
32520 W. State Road 44, Deland: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information on storm debris collect, or to download a right-of-entry form, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/solid_waste/storm_debris.aspx or call Solid Waste from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday at 352-343-3776.