Solid Waste Manager
Solid Waste, like Gas, Electric & Water, is a Utility division of the City of Leesburg. This division is responsible for collecting and transporting all of the trash and garbage generated by homes, businesses, government operations and schools located within the Leesburg City limits. In addition to trash and garbage, the division collects recyclable materials from homes and cardboard from businesses.
Residential customers are provide a 90 gallon container for their household garbage and small amounts of yard waste. This material may be mixed together and your container is collected twice each week. Some residential condominiums and apartments are provided with dumpster service. These dumpsters are serviced on a schedule which is based upon the volume of refuse generated by each customer.
Solid Waste Supervisor
Business, commercial and government customers have a number of options to choose from, depending upon the type of business operation and the location of that operation. Some of these customers, because of the small volume of trash generated, are able to select a similar type of curbside collection as residential customers. Most business related customers, however, are provided dumpster services and collection options that range from once per week to six times per week.
In addition to garbage collection twice a week, the City collects recyclables and yard waste once a week from residential customers. Consult the schedule below to determine your pick-up days or contact the Solid Waste office at (352)728-9878.
The City provides Bulk collection of certain household items on your first scheduled pickup day of the week, and large piles of yard waste are picked up on your second scheduled pickup day of the week. In some cases a fee will be charged for the services.
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Annexed Areas – Occasionally the areas of unincorporated Lake County are annexed into the City of Leesburg. When an annexation occurs there is no immediate change to the solid waste collection schedule or provider in the annexed area. Florida law requires that the company providing solid waste services under a franchise agreement with Lake County for at least six (6) months prior to the annexation, may continue to provide that service for a period of five (5) years after annexation, or the expiration of the existing franchise agreement, whichever comes first. What this means to our citizens and businesses in newly annexed areas, is that they will continue to be served by the same firm they have been doing business with in the past. If you have specific questions regarding this, please contact the Public Works Administration office at 435-9442.