Debris removal is ongoing by a company engaged by Lake County to perform this service. Be advised if you have a large tree downed on your property it is your responsibility to have the tree cut into sections no longer than four feet and moved to the right of way for removal. The clean up process will be lengthy.
· Storm-related Vegetative Debris
o The county is mobilizing resources to pick-up residental storm-related debris at no charge. Commercial properties which include Mobile Home Parks and RV Parks are responsible for their own debris removal.
o Residents may bring storm-related vegetative debris to the Central Landfill Facility or convenience centers for disposal, free of charge.
o Alternately, storm debris can be left at the curb for pickup by a Solid Waste contractor over the next few weeks, free of charge.
o Be aware that outside contractors who approach residents seeking payment for storm debris removal are not affiliated with Lake County.
o If anyone is asked by their residential hauler for additional payment to remove debris, DO NOT PAY and immediately call 352-253-9999 to report this potentially fraudulent activity.
Lake County Garbage Disposal Sites
o Central Landfill Facility – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days per week, until further notice.
o All other convenience centers will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.
o All residential disposal fees have been suspended until Oct. 2.
Waste Management Information
Q: What will Waste Management be picking up?
A: Waste Management will only collect household trash and recycling, the materials you normally place in your trash and recycling carts for weekly collection. It is important that storm debris remain separate from residential trash and recycling so that Waste Management employees can collect your household materials more quickly and safely.
Please do not include storm debris in your household trash. Storm debris includes construction and demolition debris, hazardous household waste, electronics, vegetation, appliances and white goods.
Q: Will Waste Management collect my storm debris?
A: No, Waste Management will not be collecting storm debris. We will ONLY be collecting materials normally placed in your trash and recycling carts for weekly collection. It is important that storm debris remain separate from residential trash so that Waste Management employees can collect your household materials more quickly and safely.
Storm debris collection is managed by your city, county, or area and will be performed by other contractors. Debris pickup schedules will likely vary by city and unincorporated area. Check county, city or HOA news bulletins. You can also refer to the Irma resource page at https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-irma. The FEMA website includes detailed instructions for debris collection.
Q: What if I don’t want to wait for FEMA collection? Can I get a dumpster or Bagster® bag from you and just pay for it myself?
A: It is standard in disaster storm cleanups to have residents place their storm debris at the curb for the storm debris contractors to collect. So, unfortunately we are unable to provide large metal containers or the Bagster bag for residential storm debris collection at this time.