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Bulk Trash Pickup
The disposal household appliances including, televisions, computer monitors, washers, dryers, stoves and refrigerators, all require a special trash pickup to be scheduled. Refrigerators and freezers need to have the doors removed or taped shut before they are disposed of. Furniture, small electronics, and mattresses can be picked up with regular household garbage pickup. CPUs will NOT be picked up. They are considered household hazardous waste and will need to be taken directly to the Lake County Landfill by the resident.

To schedule a bulk pickup, please contact Waste Management at (352) 787-4416.

Yard Debris
Yard debris is defined as grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery and tree cuttings, pine needles, palm fronds, etc. Plastic planting pots, ground cover sheeting, lumber and fencing are not considered yard waste materials. Yard trash can be no more than 4 feet in length and no more than 6 inches in diameter. Smaller items must be bagged or containerized and larger items must be bundled and tied, and stacked neatly curbside. Household garbage and yard debris must be kept separate for proper collection. Yard trash is collected separately.

Recycle
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The following items are currently accepted for recycling in the residential curbside program:
  • Aluminum food and beverage containers
  • Glass food and beverage containers - brown, clear, or green
  • Ferrous (Iron) cans
  • All plastic bottles numbered 1 through 7
  • Newsprint, old corrugated cardboard, magazines, catalogs, cereal boxes, telephone books, printer paper, copier paper, junk mail, milk and juice cartons, and virtually any clean fiber materials that can be torn
  • Household batteries may be collected in the weekly recycle if they are in a separate plastic bag from your other recycle items
Materials not accepted include but are not limited to:
  • Microwave trays, mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, porcelain glass cookware/bakeware
  • Unnumbered plastics, plastic bags, coat hangers

Since all recyclables can now be mixed, a single compartment truck will be used for collection. therefore, a conventional looking garbage truck can be utilized for collection. Look for "Single Stream Recycling" in big letters on the side of the truck. Do not be concerned if you see a different truck collecting your recyclables. Your recycling materials will be delivered to one of only 17 state of-the-art single stream processing plants in the United States.

All household garbage, recycling and yard debris must be curbside by 6:30 am on your scheduled pickup date. To schedule a pickup or if you have any problems, please contact Waste Management at (352) 787-4416.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Household hazardous waste is collected at the Household Chemical Collection Center, located at 13130 County Landfill Road, County Road 561, and by the mobile unit. The Household Hazardous Waste Center is open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. This service is for residential waste and is free to residents of Lake County.

Items considered household hazardous waste are paint, motor oil, gasoline, propane tanks, antifreeze, car batteries, household batteries (including rechargeable batteries), lawn chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, pool chemicals and pesticides. Whenever possible, it is recommended that the item be kept in its original container. If the container is leaking, it should be put in a new container. Please mark any unlabeled containers. Household hazardous waste should be transported in the rear of your vehicle and not stored in the vehicle for extended periods.

For more information, please contact the Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Center at (352) 343-3776.

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