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New Year’s Day closure won’t affect residential trash pickup in Ocala

City of Ocala business offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day there will be no changes to the residential sanitation schedule.

Commercial sanitation collection will take place as scheduled Jan. 1.

Waste Pro recycling collection for City of Ocala residents will remain as scheduled Monday through Thursday during the holiday season, with no changes in the schedule.

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

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Crime

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Business

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New Year’s Day closure won’t affect residential trash pickup in Ocala

City of Ocala business offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day but residential trash pickup won’t be affected.

Ocala parolee charged with battering pregnant woman

An Ocala man who is on parole was arrested after he allegedly battered a pregnant woman during an argument.

Dunnellon man jailed after drunken domestic spat

A 60-year-old Dunnellon man spent a night in jail after a woman claimed he kicked her out of bed during a drunken domestic spat.

Ocoee man charged with DUI after stop in Ocala

A 22-year-old Ocoee man said he was on his way from Wildwood to Orlando when he was pulled over for driving erratically in Ocala and charged with DUI.

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