In an effort to reduce the cost to homeowners and the impact on the environment, the City of Mount Dora will be consolidating garbage collection to one day per week beginning on October 1.
Different areas throughout the city will each have a designated weekday assigned to them (see map below). Garbage, recycling and bundled yard debris will all be collected on the same day; however, there will be a separate truck for each service. When collection day falls on a holiday, items will be picked up the next day.
The new collection trucks run on natural gas instead of diesel fuel, which makes them operate more quietly. Residents save $1.94 per month with the once-a-week collection.
Homes will have three carts, each with a different color lid. Bins with yellow lids will be for all recycling, such as paper and boxes, plastic containers, aluminum, steel and glass. Bagged household garbage will be placed in the carts with green lids.
The city’s homeowners can requests carts in three sizes (35, 64 and 96 gallons) from Waste Management by calling 800-223-4825.
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