Solid Waste Collection Services

FREE BAGGED LEAF PICK UP 

FOR RESIDENTS ON CITY GARBAGE

Bagged leaves will be picked up for free by the Solid Waste Division on the following days:  the 2020 dates have not been determined (pending the timing of spring weather. Dates will be placed here as soon as determined.  For more information please contact Kim Henderson at 352.742.6221 or by Email.

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Garbage Collection


As collection service begins at 7:00 a.m., we recommend that you place all trash on curb the night prior to collection. If your curbside is at the front of your property, your collection will take place there. If you have an alley, collection will take place in your alleyway.

Your blue cart is collected twice per week and is for household garbage and compost material. Should you require additional carts, please contact the city of Tavares for assistance at 352.742.6400.  (Please call 352.742.6221 for all other solid waste questions.)

Please place your blue cart on the curb with the handle facing your home. In order for our drivers to ensure complete pickup of items, please refrain from placing your cart within 4 ft of other objects such as mailboxes, etc. Please note that additional household garbage or compost placed outside of the cart will be subject to additional charges. 

Changes to Collection Days

The following communities will have changes to their Collection Days effective the week of March 3, 2019.

Royal Harbor:
Garbage pick-up days for your "BLUE" cart will be Tuesday and Friday.
Recycle pick-up day for your "GREEN" cart will be Friday.
Bulk Waste will be picked up on Tuesday.
Yard Waste will be picked up on Friday.

Imperial Terrace East:
Yard Waste will be picked up on Thursday.
There will be no changes to your Household or Recycling pick-up.

Dora Canal Court
L & M MHP
Lake Dora MHP
Les Chateau Villas MHP
Tiki Village MHP
Tranquil Court
Tween Waters MHP
Garbage pick-up day for your "BLUE" cart will be Tuesday.
Bulk Waste will be picked up on Tuesday.
Yard Waste will be picked up on Friday.
There will be no changes to your Recycling pick-up.


Recycling, Bulk Items & Yard Waste


Your Recycling, bulk items, and tree limbs are collected once per week. For your convenience, the city offers 4 FREE bulk item pickups per fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sep. 30). Bulk items, which include furniture, appliances, other metal, etc. are collected separately on Monday or Tuesday according to your address. We kindly ask that these items be placed away from your automated cart. Each pickup may be up to 2 cubic yards (6'x3'x3') per pickup. (Please note that excess will be subject to additional charges). To ensure complete collection, we recommend placing your automated cart at one side of your driveway and all other debris at the other side of your driveway.

Your Tree limbs are collected separately on either Thursday or Friday according to your address.  We recommend placing them in an area free of obstruction. For your safety, please refrain from placing tree limbs beneath a tree or low hanging wires, and avoid sprinklers and utility boxes. In order to avoid additional fees, please limit your tree limb debris to 2 cubic yards per week. Debris in excess of these amounts will be subject to additional charges.

Aquatic foliage (up to 2 cubic yards per week) will also be collected. Debris in excess of these amounts will be subject to additional charges.

Examples of items we are unable to collect at this time include, but are not limited to: car batteries, oil and paint, propane tanks, fluorescent light bulbs, deceased animals, chemicals and concrete. Disposal of these items is handled by the Lake County Landfill, 352-343-3776

Solid Waste Holiday Pick Up Schedule (PDF)

Text List of the CITY OF TAVARES SOLID WASTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

ENDING YEAR 2019
Christmas Eve Day Tuesday, December 24, 2019 No Pickup of garbage or bulk. Next pickups: Garbage Fri. 12/27/19; Bulk 1/7/2020 Tuesday’s recycle will be picked up as scheduled.

Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2019 No pickup of garbage. Next pickup: Garbage Thurs. 12/26/19

New Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31, 2019 No pickup of garbage or bulk. Next pickups: Garbage Fri. 1/3/20; Bulk Tues.1/7/20 Tuesday’s recycle will be picked up as scheduled.


CALENDAR YEAR 2020

New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020 No pickup of garbage. Next pickup: Garbage Thurs. 1/2/20

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20, 2020 No pickup of garbage or bulk. Next pickups: Garbage Thurs. 1/23/20; Bulk Mon. 1/27/20 Monday’s recycling will be picked up as scheduled.

Presidents Day Monday, February 17, 2020 City Offices will be open. Regular Pickups are as scheduled.

Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020 No pickup of garbage or bulk. Next pickups: Garbage Thurs. 5/28/20; Bulk Mon. 6/1/20 Monday’s recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, 5/26/20.

Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2020 No garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Tues. 7/7/20; Brush Fri. 7/10/20 Friday’s recycling will be picked up as scheduled.

Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020 No pickup of garbage or bulk. Next pickups: Garbage Thurs. 9/10/20; Bulk Mon. 9/14/20 Monday’s recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, 9/8/20.

Veterans’ Day Wednesday, November 11, 2020 No pickup of garbage. Next pickup: Garbage Thurs. 11/12/20

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, 2020 No pickup of garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Mon. 11/30/20; Brush Thurs. 12/3/20 Thursday’s recycling will be picked up on Friday, 11/27/20.

Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2020 No pickup of garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Tues. 12/1/20; Brush Fri. 12/4/20 Friday’s recycling will be picked up as scheduled.

Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020 No pickup of garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Mon. 12/28/20; Brush Thurs. 1/7/21 Thursday’s recycling will be picked up as scheduled.

Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020 No pick up of garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Tues. 12/29/20; Brush Fri. 1/8/2021 Friday’s recycling will be picked up Saturday, 12/26/20.

New Year’s Eve Thursday, December 31, 2020 No pickup of garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Mon. 1/4/21; Brush Thurs. 1/7/21 Thursday’s recycling will be picked up as scheduled.

BEGINNING CALENDAR YEAR 2021
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021 No pick up of garbage or brush. Next pickups: Garbage Tues. 1/5/21; Brush Fri. 1/8/21 Friday’s recycling will be picked up on Saturday, 1/2/21.

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