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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off October 21

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Citrus County Central Landfill will be conducting a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off at the Central Landfill on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Citrus County homeowners may bring up to the first 60 pounds or 10 gallons at No Charge.

Hazardous Household Waste also accepts drop offs weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the Citrus County Solid Waste Management at 352-527-7670 or www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm. Questions may be emailed to hazwasteinfo@citrusbocc.com

Got Citrus? Join the Fight Against Citrus Greening

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Got Citrus? Join the fight against Citrus Greening

One of the most serious challenges to growing citrus is disease called Citrus Greening, which is carried from tree to tree by a non-native insect. Researchers have been working to identify a wide variety of solutions to this fatal disease. 

One promising solution is a tiny insect that can help combat disease transmission. Called Tamarixia, this highly specific parasite provides natural control of the insect that spreads Greening in citrus groves. UF/IFAS Extension is offering a vial of these nearly microscopic predators to citizens growing citrus in their landscape. 

To join the fight against devastating infection, contact the Extension office before close of business on Monday, October 23 by calling 352-527-5700.  

Time is limited for this one-time opportunity.  Simple instructions, including how to release these live insects, will be distributed at pick up on Friday October 27.  Then you take the Tamarixia warriors home and disperse in your home garden. More information on Tamarixia radiata can be found here.

Periodic Lanes Closures on US 19

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises periodic lane closures may take place in each direction of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 15 through Friday, October 20 nights. FDOT is asking motorist to be alert to possible lane shifts in the area.

Debris Removal Continues in Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Debris removal continues within Citrus County at a very manageable pace. There are approximately thirty collection vehicles working daily in Citrus County.

County Roads: The contractor is finishing efforts in the southeast quadrant of the County and will be moving into the northeast and southwest quadrants this week. This includes the neighborhoods north of Inverness including Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs (northeast), along with Old Homosassa (southwest), and then on to Sugarmill Woods.

Private Roads: County crews are continuing their efforts of debris collection on private roads in Citrus County. The southeast quadrant debris collection has been completed. Crews are currently working the northeast quadrant and the southwest quadrant. Private road debris collection is moving along rapidly with an estimated completion near the end of October.

To facilitate the cleanup, we are asking all citizens to follow these guidelines:

-There will be ONE residential debris pick up, which will take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

-Only storm generated natural vegetation will be collected.

-Please bring all storm generated natural vegetation to the curbside as quickly as possible.

-Do not place vegetative yard debris in plastic bags.

-Reduce tree limbs/trunks to “no longer” than 4’ in length.

-Do not pile storm generated vegetative debris around mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants, next to fences, cars, telephone poles or under guide wires.

-Do not pile storm generated vegetative debris in the road.

-If you decide to perform your own cleanup and drive items to the landfill, you will be charged the normal prices.

-Storm related vegetative debris removed by contractors is not eligible for pick up.

-The debris pick up includes residential properties only. It does not include commercial and business properties.

13th Annual Healthy Living Fair

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Join Citrus County Support Services on Friday, November 17, 2017 from noon to 2:30 p.m. for the 13th Annual Healthy Living Fair! Sponsors for our event are Citrus County Chronicle, Kindred at Home, Sunflower Springs Assisted Living/Superior Residences of Lecanto, Gardner Audiology, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, and United HealthCare Community Plan. The event takes place at the Citrus County Resource Center, located at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto.  Admission is free!  There will be over 60 vendors on site offering free information, health screenings, demonstrations, product sampling and door prizes.  The grand prize is a 32” Sanyo LED flat-screen television! Donated by Families Come First

Hamburger or Hotdog lunch will be available for sale on the patio.  The Circle of Friends Gift Shop will be offering a 10% discount on the day of the event, plan to start your holiday shopping with some of their unique gift items. 

Proceeds to benefit “No Seniors Left Waiting” Program.  For information or to be a vendor at our event, please call. 352-527-5975

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