58.9 F
The Villages
Friday, January 21, 2022

New era of trash collection begins in The Villages

A new era of trash collection is beginning in The Villages.

As of Oct. 1, waste collected in The Villages will no longer be trucked to a landfill in Georgia, but rather it will be heading to the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Okahumpka. There still will be pickup twice a week, but on those days, trash, recyclables and yard waste will be collected together.

Fewer than 3,000 households are seeing changes in their collection days. They have been notified by a variety of means, including door hangers left at their homes by Community Watch. If you haven’t received a notification, your trash collection days have not changed.

Assistant District Manager Kenny Blocker said the No. 1 question being asked by residents is with regard to the color of bags to be used. He said residents can use any color bags.

Bulk items will be collected, but a $10 fee will be implemented for the collection of those items.

The North Sumter County Utility Dependent District Board has voted to raise the current waste pickup charge from $19.38 to $22.24 per month, representing a 14.75 percent increase. The increase takes effect Oct. 1 and then increases 3.25 percent annually for the following nine years. The increase will be felt by Villagers in Community Development Districts 1 through 11.

Still have questions about trash collection? They can be answered at this link: Trash collection in The Villages

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

Headlines
The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

Letter about ‘How Democracy Really Dies’

A Village of Largo resident sounds off on a recent Letter to the Editor about the death of democracy.

Don’t miss Three Tenors Plus One at The Sharon

A Village of Rio Grande resident is encouraging Villagers to get their tickets for the Three Tenors plus One, which supports a great cause.

What will Jeffery Bogue do for the citizens of Sumter County?

A Village of Belvedere resident, in a Letter to the Editor, asks what a candidate for the Sumter County Commission will do for residents.

Biden in over his head

A Village of Mallory Square resident contends that President Biden’s press conference this week showed he’s in over his head. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Setting the record straight on snowbirds vs. renters

A Village of Belle Aire resident, responding to a previous Letter to the Editor, attempts to clarify the difference between snowbirds and renters.

Photos
The Villages, Florida