Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected at event in Leesburg

LEESBURG – November 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the Leesburg Police Department, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of household hazardous materials and unwanted 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, Dec. 3 in the parking lot at Rural King, located at 1715 Citrus Blvd., Leesburg.

Representatives will be on-hand to collect 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.

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 day, call 352-343-3776.

The collection event is 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 the Lake County Solid Waste Division at 352-343-3776.

###

More Information:
Lake County Solid Waste Division
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

SHARE
Previous article360 apartments in Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights to undergo extensive renewal
Next articleAttorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Joint Prosecution with Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten in Santa Clara Waste Water Facility Explosion Case