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

  • The 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.

CITY OF TAVARES SOLID WASTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Tavares Sanitation Service observes the following holidays, and there will be no trash pickup on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Fourth of July, MLK Day and Veterans Day. When the Holiday falls on a regular trash day, there will be no pickup services. The extra trash will be removed on the next regularly scheduled pick-up day. 

  • For residents who can’t wait for garbage pick-up to occur after a holiday, a household may opt to bring garbage to the Lake County Landfill located in Tavares on County Road 561, physical address 13130 County Landfill Rd., Tavares, FL 32778 
  • Disposal of household trash is FREE for any City of Tavares resident with a valid ID. Call ahead for hours of operation at 352-343-3776 (this is not a city facility).

CALENDAR YEAR 2024

New Year’s Day                                                                                Will Be Celebrated:  Monday, January 1, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk or Recycling     

Next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 1/04/24, Bulk, Wed. 1/03/24

         *Monday’s Recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Along with Tuesday service.* 

New Year’s Eve                                                                              Will Be Celebrated:  Tuesday, January 02, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk

Next pickup of Garbage will be Fri., 01/05/24, Bulk, Saturday, 1/06/24

************************Recycling will be picked up as normal**************************

Martin Luther King Day                                                                                                        Monday, January 15, 2024 

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk     

 Next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 1/18/24, Bulk, Mon. 1/22/24

*********************Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal*********************

President’s Day                                                                                                                       Monday, February 19, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk    

 Next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 2/22/24, Bulk, Mon. 2/26/24

*********************Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal*********************

Memorial Day                                                                                                                                  Monday, May 27, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage, Bulk or Recycling

       Next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 5/30/24, Bulk, Mon. 6/03/24

 **Monday’s Recycling will be picked up Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Along with Tuesday service**

Independence Day                                                                                                                       Thursday, July 04, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk    

Next pickup of Garbage will be Monday 7/08/24, Bulk, Tues 7/11/23

**Thursday’s Recycling will be picked up on Friday, July 5, 2024. Along with Friday service** 

Labor Day                                                                                                                               Monday, September 02, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage, Bulk or Recycling    

Next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 9/05/24, Bulk, Mon. 9/09/24

        *Monday’s Recycling will be picked up Tuesday, September 03, 2024. Along with Tuesday service*

Veterans’ Day                                                                                                                      Monday, November 11, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Brush

 Next pickup of Garbage will be Thurs. 11/14/24, Brush, Fri.  11/17/23

*******************Monday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal***********************

Thanksgiving                                                                                                                       Thursday, November 28, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage, Brush or Recycling

 Next pickup of Garbage will be Mon. 12/02/24, Brush, Thurs. 12/05/24

***Thursday’s Recycling will be Friday, November 29, 2024. Along with Friday service. ***

Day After Thanksgiving                                                                                                         Friday, November 29, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage, Brush

 Next pickup of Garbage will be Tues. 12/03/24, Brush, Fri. 12/06/24

************************Friday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal********************

Christmas Eve                                                                                 Will Be Observed Tuesday, December 24, 2024

  •  NO pickup of Garbage, Bulk

 Next pickup of Garbage will be Friday 12/27/24, Bulk & Trailer Parks, Sat. 12/28/24 

***********************Tuesday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal*******************

Christmas                                                                                   Will Be Observed Wednesday, December 25, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk or Recycling

***************No service provided by WM on Wednesday for Residential******************

New Year’s Eve                                                                             Will Be Celebrated: Tuesday, December 31, 2024

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk or Recycling

Next pickup of Garbage will be Fri., 01/03/25, Bulk and Trailer Parks, Sat. 1/4/25

             ********************Tuesday’s Recycling will be picked up as normal*****************

New Year’s Day                                                                           Will Be Celebrated:  Wednesday, January 1, 2025

  • NO pickup of Garbage or Bulk or Recycling

    CITY OF TAVARES SOLID WASTE RATES 02/01/2024 TO 01/21/2025


    RESIDENTIAL Monthly Charge


     


    ADDITIONAL ROLL-OUT CONTAINER

    $               14.21 

     


    MISCELLANEOUS RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

    $               28.43 

     


    SPECIAL PICK-UP

    $               30.02 

     


    SPECIAL PICK-UP PER CUBIC YARD

    $                 7.51 

     


    RECYCLE CONTAINER, NOT RETURN FEE

    $               10.00 

     


    ROLL OUT CONTAINER, NOT RETURN FEE

    $               50.00 

     


    BULK ITEM COLLECTION 2 CUBIC YARDS

    $               15.00 

     


    BULK ITEM ADDITIONAL CUBIC YARD 

     $                 7.51 

     


    EXCESS GARBAGE CHARGE PER BAG

    $                 7.14 

     


    EXCESS COMPOST COLLECTION PER BAG

    $                 1.45 

     


    EXCESS TREE TRIMMINGS PER CUBIC YARD

    $                 7.51 

     


    AQUATIC FOLIAGE PER CUBIC YARD

    $               12.52 

     


    MOBILE HOME PARKS


     


    MINIMUM CHARGE-CLUB HOUSE, ETC.

    $               24.16 

     


    PER UNIT CHARGE PER BUSINESS PERMIT

    $               24.16 

     


    ADDITIONAL ROLL-OUT CONTAINER 95 GAL

    $               14.21 

     


    ADDITIONAL ROLL-OUT CONTAINER 65 GAL

    $                 7.12 

     


    COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES AND CHURCHES WITHOUT A DUMPSTER

     


    MONTHLY CHARGE

    $               34.71 

     


    ADDITIONAL ROLL-OUT CONTAINER 95 GAL

    $               14.21 

     


    ADDITIONAL ROLL-OUT CONTAINER 65 GAL

    $                 7.12 

     


    OUTSIDE DUMPSTER RATE 2X1 YD

    $             158.60 

     


    OUTSIDE DUMPSTER RATE 2X2 YD

    $             268.42 

     


    OUTSIDE DUMPSTER RATE 4X1YD

    $             271.11 

         

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