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Lake County hosts collection events in August

Mark your calendar for these household hazardous waste and unwanted medication collection events

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:

August 2nd – 9 a.m. to noon
Home Depot, 10825 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg
Hazardous waste and medications, in partnership with Leesburg Police

August 16th – 9 a.m. to noon
Lady Lake Convenience Center, 1200 Jackson St., Lady Lake
Hazardous waste only

August 30 – 9 a.m. to noon
Eustis Square Shopping Plaza, 218 W. Ardice Ave. Eustis
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.