Solid Waste Collection Services
Effective Friday 3/20/20, in order to limit possible exposure to COVID-19 for MSW operation personnel, Solid Waste will not pick up Household garbage/trash and compost outside of the roll-out container(s).
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 free leaf pick up for residents on City garbage will be March 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th. For more information please contact Kim Henderson at 352.742.6221 or by Email.
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.)
Changes to Collection Days
Solid Waste Collection Days and Routes
The City of Tavares has received the following notice from Waste Management who is our Recycling Service Provider:
At Waste Management, we are committed to putting people first. The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our highest priority.
Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and federal, state and local agencies, Waste Management is taking necessary steps in response to social distancing recommendations, potential mitigation activity, and declared local states of emergency.
Effective March 18, 2020, we are temporarily closing residential (Recycling) call centers to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are actively coordinating remote operations to serve our (Recycling) customers during this situation with the goal of resuming residential (Recycling) call handling as soon as possible.
At this time, there is no impact to your scheduled residential (Recycling) collection service.
For the most up-to-date service information, please encourage residents to visit wm.com/alerts.
The COVID-19 situation is evolving daily. As circumstances change that may impact our ability to provide (Recycling) services as scheduled, we will provide updates to our customers and communities.
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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