Collection of hazardous materials, medications scheduled in Clermont

Lake County Solid Waste and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to encourage county residents to dispose of unwanted medications and hazardous household materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way, a news release states.

The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will collect items from 9am-noon Thursday, Dec. 14, at the sheriff office substation parking lot, 15855 State Road 50, Clermont. The event is open to Lake County residents with proof of residency. Staff will offer convenient drive-thru disposal of items so participants can remain inside their vehicles.

Representatives will 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, the release states.

Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, chemical laboratory waste, and radioactive waste are prohibited.

Excessive amounts of hazardous materials will not be accepted because of limited space in the mobile unit. If residents have large quantities of items to dispose of, drop-off may be scheduled at the Central Solid Waste Facility, 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares, by calling 352.343.3776.