“It is the mission of the Solid Waste Division to provide clean, efficient, and reliable service for collection and disposal of solid waste material within the City of Tavares while maintaining volunteer recycling programs through educational initiatives.”
The Solid Waste Division is comprised of one Manager and seven staff members who serve our city with a premier solid waste collection operation. The level of service currently provided is twice per week collection for over 7,200 residential municipal solid waste (MSW) accounts and once per week collection of bulk, yard waste and residential recycling. Collection begins at 7:00 a.m. and runs Monday-Friday. This Division also oversees the curbside recycling collections and commercial dumpster collections provided by the City’s franchised hauler, Waste Management. Solid Waste services are funded solely by commercial franchise fee revenue and monthly customer user fees, not taxes.