City of Tavares

Posted on: September 14, 2017

Tavares Solid Waste Division Post-Storm Cleanup Information - Hurricane Irma

Claw Truck 1

In response to Hurricane Irma, your Solid Waste Division is working hard to address the needs and concerns of our residents. Public Health and Safety are top priorities, especially after an event such as the latest storm activity. The responsibility of clearing our right-of-ways will be much more efficient with everyone’s understanding and cooperation. For your convenience, please review the below information:

  • The schedule for residential household garbage and recycling will remain the same.
  • The schedule for commercial garbage will remain the same.
  • Effective immediately bulk collection will be suspended until further notice.
  • Effective immediately, storm related yard waste and brush will be collected by City staff, free of charge, until further notice.
  • All debris must be placed curbside and be in manageable lengths (DO NOT bag debris).
  • Bagged debris will not be collected.
  • All debris must be placed clear of overhead wires and at least 4 feet from any object.
  • Yard waste and brush must be separate from all other waste materials.

Your Solid Waste Division is dedicated to quickly returning your daily life back to normal. Continue to check the City website and other social media for further updates. Together, we will get through this.  The Solid Waste Division has 3 claw trucks at this time (with a 4th anticipated to be in service within the week) working 10 hour days 7 days a week.  The main roads will be serviced first with a section approach for the remainder of the city.  We thank you for your patience during this debris removal process. 


Please take a moment to watch the brief storm debris and yard waste pick-up tutorial.

Storm Debris and Yard Waste Pick-Up Tutorial