Household hazardous waste collection event to be held this week in Umatilla
UMATILLA —Lake County Solid Waste encourages Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials 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, Nov. 9 in the open parking lot located at 59 N. Trowell Ave., Umatilla, adjacent to the Umatilla Fire Department.
Representatives will be on-hand to collect 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. Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, chemical laboratory waste and radioactive waste are prohibited.
Staff at the event will be offering convenient drive-thru disposal of items so participants can remain inside their vehicles.
The collection event is open to Lake County residents with proof of residency.
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, drop-off may be scheduled at the Central Solid Waste Facility, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares, by calling 352-343-3776.