Solid Waste Collection Services

Garbage Collection Route Information Link

  • Collection service begins at 7:00 a.m., we recommend that you place all trash on the 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, the 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 4ft 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. 

Collection Days

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.

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.

2022 CITY OF TAVARES SOLID WASTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 17, 2022 

  • No pickup of Garbage or Bulk     
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 1/20/22, Bulk, Mon. 1/24/22
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

President’s Day Monday, February 21, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage or Bulk    
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 2/24-/22, Bulk, Mon. 2/28/22
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage, Bulk or Recycling
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 6/02/22, Bulk, Mon. 6/06/22
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Independence Day Monday, July 04, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage or Bulk    
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 7/07/22, Bulk, Mon. 7/11/22
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

Labor Day Monday, September 05, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage, Bulk or Recycling    
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 9/08/22, Bulk, Mon. 9/12/22
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Veterans’ Day Friday, November 11, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage or Brush
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Tues. 11/15/22, Brush, Fri..  11/18/22
  • Friday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage, Brush or Recycling
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Mon. 11/28/22, Brush, Thurs. 12/01/22
  • Thursday’s Recycling will be Friday, November 25, 2022

Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 25, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage, Brush
  •  The next pickup of Garbage will be Tues. 11/29/22, Brush, Fri. 12/02/22
  • Friday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

Christmas Eve WILL BE CELEBRATED Friday, December 23, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage, Brush
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Tues. 12/27/22, Brush, Fri., 01/06/23
  • Friday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

Christmas WILL BE CELEBRATED Monday, December 26, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage or Bulk
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs., 12/29/22, BULK, WED., 12/28/22
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

New Year’s Eve WILL BE CELEBRATED Friday, December 30, 2022

  • No pickup of Garbage or Brush
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Tues., 01/03/23, Brush, Fri., 01/06/23
  • Friday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

New Year’s Day WILL BE CELEBRATED Monday, January 02, 2023

  • No pickup of Garbage or Bulk
  • The next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs., 01/05/23, BULK, Mon., 01/09/23
  • Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal

Recycling Information Link

HAZARDOUS WASTE: RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS LINK

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