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TAVARES Unincorporated residents to get new trash, recycling carts

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:11 pm

Lake County’s residential curbside garbage collection is changing on Oct. 6, for all unincorporated areas of the county.

As part of the new program, households who currently receive collection services from the county will be given free county-issued trash and recycling carts between August and October, according to a press release from the county.

These will be the delivery dates by service area and hauler:

  • Service Area 1/ WCA: Sept. 12 – Oct. 2
  • Service Area 2 / Progressive: Aug. 1- 21
  • Service Area 3 / Waste Pro: Aug. 22 – Sept. 11.

All residents will need to start using these carts beginning on Oct. 6, the press release states.

The new household garbage and recycling carts are designed to be easily collected. These vehicles use mechanical arms, operated by the driver in the cab of the truck, that grab, lift and empty the cart and return it to the ground.

Residents may change the sizes of their carts at no charge from Oct. 6 through April 1, 2015, the press release states. Sizes available include 95-, 65- and 35-gallon containers. After April 1, there will be a $40 delivery fee for cart exchanges; however, there will be no fee to change to a larger recycling cart.

Additional household garbage carts are available for a one-time fee of $60, plus a $40 delivery fee. The delivery fee will be waived for residents who pick-up the additional cart from their hauler.

An additional annual disposal cost will be levied on a homeowner’s TRIM notice (tax bill) for the additional cart.

For more information about the new carts, or about the changes in curbside collection services, contact the Lake County Solid Waste Division by email at garbagecollection@lakecountyfl.gov, by calling 352-343-9400 or at www.lakecountyfl.gov/garbagecollection.

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