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Lake County hosts two events to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medications

Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at the following two upcoming collection events:

•In partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, July 13 from 9 a.m. - noon in the parking lot of Minneola City Hall, located at 800 N. U.S. Highway 27, Minneola.
•In partnership with the Leesburg Police Department on Thursday, July 27 from 9 a.m. - noon in the parking lot of Home Depot, located at 10825 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.

Representatives will be on-hand to collect unused or unwanted medications in addition to 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.

Staff at the event will be offering convenient drive-thru disposal of items so residents won’t have to leave their vehicles. 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 will be scheduled at the Central Solid Waste Facility, 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares. To schedule a drop-off, call 352-343-3776.

The collection event is open to Lake County residents only.

For more information about this event, or to find out about future collection events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/hazardouswaste or call Lake County Solid Waste at 352-343-3776.