City announces: No changes for garbage collection schedule for this week.
Updated: power has been restored to area at 4:17pm. If you are still having problems, please contact your utility provider.
Original article: Power outages have been reported in our area at approximately 3:20pm on 12/19/13. For more information, please see Lakeland Electric’s Outage Information page.
Don’t forget to put out the EZ Recycle can!
See article for more details: Woodlake Trash and Recycle FAQ
Please see the other post on Lake Somerset for more information about the Bird Habitat
What day is Trash pick-up?
The city of Lakeland asks that residents in our area put out our trash and recycle bins before 6 AM Friday morning.
When should I start using my new Recycle EZ Container?
Begin using new recycle containers on October 25, 2013.
What do I do with my old blue bin (box style)?
Residents are permitted to retain their blue recycling bins for personal usage. The blue recycling bins are also a recyclable item and may be placed empty next to your automated recycling container on your collection day for proper recycling. Residents may also check with their local public and private schools to inquire about their potential reuse in a school recycling program.
What can I recycle?
What about collection around holidays?
Holidays may delay collection. See Holiday Schedule for details.
What about Yard Trash?
Yard trash collection is on Friday. Please see website for specific instructions and requirements: http://www.lakelandgov.net/publicworks/SolidWaste/Residential/YardTrash.aspx
What about Special Pick Ups?
Special pick-up such as used furniture, used appliances, pressurized tanks (propane tanks, air tanks), construction debris, tires require a call to Solid Waste Customer Service at (863) 834-8773. Please see website for procedure and safety instructions regarding each item type’s pick up: http://www.lakelandgov.net/publicworks/SolidWaste/Residential/SpecialPickups.aspx
What about Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous waste should not be put out for collection. See website for instructions for safe disposal:
EZ Can Instructions:
Please see the City of Lakeland website at lakelandgov.net for more information or call Solid Waste Customer Service at (863) 834-8773.
Here are some great energy efficiency tips and guides from IFAS and Lakeland Electric. The list below includes links to downloadable pdf guides, Lakeland Electric’s rebate programs, and other ways to save money!
Energy Efficiency Guides by IFAS
- Energy Efficient Homes: Air Conditioning
- Energy Efficient Homes: Appliances in General
- Energy Efficient Homes: Ceiling Fans
- Energy Efficient Homes: The Duct System
- Energy Efficient Homes: Fluorescent Lighting
- Energy Efficient Homes: Home Inspections
- Energy Efficient Homes: Incentive Programs for Energy Efficiency
- Energy Efficient Homes: Indoor Air Quality and Energy
- Energy Efficient Homes: Introduction to LED Lighting
- Energy Efficient Homes: Landscaping
- Energy Efficient Homes: Water Heaters
- Energy Efficient Homes: Windows and Skylights
The city of Lakeland’s website provides information to lakeshore residents here:
The website provides a guide that is a useful tool with information about the lakes in the area in which we live and defines what your responsibilities are as a lakefront owner and also tells you who to contact with your questions.
The City of Lakeland’s Lakeshore Residents Guide includes info on:
- Lake water quality
- Stormwater runoff
- Aquatic vegetation (control and maintenance)
- Boating safety
- Permitting requirements for lakeshore property owners
- Resources to go to and numbers to call when you have questions