Lake County Solid Waste, in partnership with Mount Dora Police Department, is encouraging residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.
The county’s mobile connection unit will be on site from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, March 9 at the Walmart parking lot, located at 17030 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. The collection event is open to Lake County residents only.
Representatives will be on hand to collect small quantities of unused or unwanted waste products such as lawn and gardening materials, photo and swimming pool chemicals, paint and related products, cleaning solutions, motor oil, gas, batteries, fluorescent lamps, light bulbs, small propane tanks and medications.
Staff at the event will be offering convenient drive-thru disposal of items so residents won’t have to leave their vehicles. In 2016, the mobile unit collected 56,180 pounds of household hazardous waste in Lake County.
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 by calling 352-343-3776. For information about future collection events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/hazardouswaste. For news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, download the area's free mobile app. Free subscriptions to the monthly issue of Mount Dora Buzz are available here.