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Dec. 22, 2017 - Disposal tips and holiday hours reminder for Baseline Landfill and recycling centers

Nine recycling center locations open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 26

Post Date:12/22/2017 1:56 PM

Immediate release
Dec. 22, 2017
Media contact:
Stacie Causey, Public Information Specialist
Office: 352-438-2311 ▪ Cell: 352-789-2152
Email: stacie.causey@marioncountyfl.org

Marion County: Disposal tips and holiday hours reminder for Baseline Landfill and recycling centers

Don’t let recycling and disposal needs add stress to your Christmas holiday. Use the list below to know which parts of your holiday can be recycled and at which recycling center location beginning at 7 am. on Dec. 26.

Batteries: Rechargeable batteries can be placed in the hazardous waste shed at any recycling center. Household batteries (AA, AAA, C and D) should be placed in your household garbage.
Cardboard: Can be placed in the single-stream recycling containers at any recycling center.
Christmas cards: Can be placed in the single-stream recycling containers at any recycling center.
Christmas lights: Can be placed in the metal bin at any recycling center or into the electronics box at the following locations: Baseline, Dunnellon, Forest Corners, Fort McCoy, Martel, Newton and Weirsdale.
Christmas trees (with decorations removed): Can be placed in the yard waste area at any recycling center.
Christmas ribbons and bows: Should be placed in your household garbage.
Christmas wrapping paper: Can be placed in the single-stream recycling containers at any recycling center.
Electronics: Can be placed in the electronics box at the following locations: Baseline, Dunnellon, Forest Corners, Fort McCoy, Martel, Newton and Weirsdale.
Plastic shopping bags: May be recycled at participating department and grocery stores.
Styrofoam and packing peanuts: Should be placed in your household garbage. 

The following nine recycling centers will be open on Dec. 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Baseline, 5601 SE 66th St., Ocala
Canal, 17780 NE 19th Court, Citra
Dunnellon, 4232 S. U.S. Highway 41, Dunnellon
Florida Highlands, 8390 SW 150th St., Dunnellon
Fort McCoy, 12195 E. Highway 316, Fort McCoy
Forest Corners/Lynn, 950 S. Highway 314A, Ocklawaha
Martel, 296 SE 67th Ave. Road, Ocala
Newton, 1750 NW 100th St., Ocala
Weirsdale, 13535 SE 164th St., Weirsdale 

Marion County recycling centers are open to residents of unincorporated Marion County. Electronics recycling events are open to residents of unincorporated Marion County and the City of Ocala. Residents who live outside of the county or within other municipalities can take advantage of these opportunities through the purchase of an annual recycling center permit. For more information, visit marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.

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