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Lake County hosts household hazardous waste and unwanted medication collection events in August

RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2018

 

TAVARES — Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at the following three upcoming collection events in August:

 

Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. - noon

Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. - noon

Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. - noon

Home Depot

Lady Lake Convenience Center

Eustis Square Shopping Plaza

10825 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg

1200 Jackson St., Lady Lake

 

218 W. Ardice Ave. Eustis. 

 

Hazardous waste and medications, in partnership with Leesburg Police

Hazardous waste only

Hazardous waste only

Representatives will be on-hand to collect unused or unwanted medications in addition to small quantities of waste products such as lawn and gardening materials, photo and swimming pool chemicals, paint and related products, cleaning solutions, motor oil and 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 will be scheduled at the Central Solid Waste Facility, 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares. To schedule a drop-off, call 352-343-3776.

The collection events are open to Lake County residents only.

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.

 

 

 

 

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More Information:
Lake County Solid Waste
352-343-3776
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/hazardouswaste

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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