Residents invited to dispose of household hazardous waste and unwanted medications in Leesburg

Residents invited to dispose of household hazardous waste and unwanted medications in Leesburg

LEESBURG – (RealEstateRama) — Lake County Solid Waste, in partnership with the Leesburg Police Department, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting items from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, April 14 at the Home Depot parking lot, located at 10825 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.

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 used gas, batteries, fluorescent lamps, light bulbs and small propane tanks.

The collection event is open to Lake County residents with proof of residency.
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 may be scheduled at the Central Solid Waste Facility, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares, by calling 352-343-3776.

To view the Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit’s upcoming schedule, visit bit.ly/1UQS8Q2.

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More Information:
Lake County Solid Waste
352-343-3776
http://bit.ly/1UQS8Q2

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda (at) lakecountyfl (dot) gov

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