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Lake County government offices to close for Independence Day; Solid waste to shift by one day

RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2019

Tavares – All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, the Lake County Animal Shelter and the Lake County Extension Center will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.  
LakeXpress, the fixed-route bus system, will not operate on Independence Day, however Lake County Connection, the county’s disadvantaged transportation service, will provide dialysis service only. Additionally, all 15 Lake County Library System libraries will be closed.  
Lake County Solid Waste operations, including residential collection services, the Central Landfill Facility and residential drop-offs, will also be closed in observance of Independence Day.  
Residential collections for citizens living in unincorporated Lake County (not within municipal city limits) will shift to the following day for the Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. For example, those who normally have residential curbside collection services for household garbage, recycling or yard waste on Thursday, will instead have collection on Friday during the holiday week. All collection days that week will move to the next day, and Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday.   
 For residents in certain communities with twice-per-week garbage collection, pickup will occur one day later for each of the two pickups. 
Any excess trash or recycling, either bagged or placed into a non-county trash cart, will be accepted during the holiday week only between July 5 - 10. No hazardous waste items will be collected. 


Lake County media contact:
Tiffany Henderson
Lead Public Information Officer

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