Saturday, September 26, 2020
72.9 F
Ocala

City of Ocala to host special waste amnesty day

The City of Ocala is preparing to conduct a special waste amnesty day.

The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of at N.E. 14th Street and N.E. Eighth Avenue.

Special waste consists of household hazardous waste and electronics. Neither of these types of waste is permitted to be picked up with regularly scheduled residential waste collection. Special waste from businesses will not be collected.

Examples of hazardous waste items accepted:

  • Lawn and garden chemicals;
  • Paint, paint thinners, gasoline and antifreeze;
  • Cleaning fluids;
  • Fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent lamps;
  • Used oil and filters;
  • Batteries (auto batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc.);
  • Pool chemicals;
  • Aerosol cans; and
  • Thermometers and thermostats.

Examples of electronic items accepted:

  • Battery chargers;
  • Computers, keyboards and monitors;
  • Small copiers, printers, answering machines and fax machines;
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray and MP3 players;
  • Stereos and televisions; and
  • Cell phones, tablets, PDAs, scanners and cameras.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Department at (352) 351-6697.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Crime

Two men nabbed on hefty drug charges after high speed chase in Marion County

Two men were jailed Thursday on multiple charges after a high-speed chase through Marion County.

Man and lady friend jailed on multiple charges after being caught in stolen vehicle

A man and his gal pal traveling in a stolen vehicle found themselves behind bars recently in the Marion County Jail.

Ocala Police seeking help in nabbing robber who targeted TJ Maxx

Ocala Police are searching for a bandit who committed an armed robbery at a local store this week.

Ocala woman jailed after giving Marion sheriff’s deputy fake name

An Ocala woman was arrested recently after giving a Marion County sheriff’s deputy a fake name during a traffic stop.

Business

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

CareerSource CLM report shows unemployment rate improvement last month

The local unemployment rate improved in August, but is still much higher than it was at this same time last year, according to a new report from CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion.

Waffle House opens new location on Maricamp Road

Waffle House has opened the doors on a new location along Maricamp Road in Marion County.

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Two men nabbed on hefty drug charges after high speed chase in Marion County

Two men were jailed Thursday on multiple charges after a high-speed chase through Marion County.

Man and lady friend jailed on multiple charges after being caught in stolen vehicle

A man and his gal pal traveling in a stolen vehicle found themselves behind bars recently in the Marion County Jail.

DeSantis greenlights 100% capacity at restaurants and bars despite new COVID-19 cases

On a day when Florida reported 695,887 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and the local area added 13 new deaths for a total of 528, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that restaurants and bars can immediately go back to 100 percent capacity.

13 more local COVID-19 fatalities as tri-county area reports 67 new cases

Thirteen more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as the tri-county area reported 67 new cases of the virus Friday.

More headlines