SUMTER COUNTY “In Focus” Update

ELECTRONIC, HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY SET FOR JAN. 20
The popular “Amnesty Day” home electronic and hazardous waste drop-off will take place Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Lake Okahumpka Park, 6085 E SR 44, Wildwood. Sumter County residents can drop off the waste free of charge.
Items accepted include automotive fluids and batteries, herbicides, propane tanks up to 25 pounds, cleaners, household electronics (TVs, VCRs, computers, etc.), rechargeable household batteries, latex and oil paints, solvents, pool chemicals among others.
Please DO NOT bring:
1. Biological/infectious waste
2. Explosives
3. Radioactive waste
4. Empty paint cans
5. Tires
SUMTER COUNTY NOW ON FACEBOOK
Sumter County residents can get up-to-date information regarding a whole range of services and events on the County’s Facebook page.
The Sumter County Facebook page features everything from animals available for adoption to updates from the Public Works Department to simple reminders such as clock changes.
Visit Sumter County’s Facebook page.
UF/IFAS HOSTS WILDLIFE, IVVASIVE SPECIES SEMINAR
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) of Sumter County is hosting a Wildlife & Invasive Species Education (WISE) seminar Jan. 24-25 at the West Central Florida Agricultural Education Center (Sumter County Fairgrounds).
The conference goes from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 25. There will be 13 sessions over the two days for attendees to enjoy. Some of the featured topics include invasive species and how to deal with them, Florida birds and the threats they face, tips for plant success, wildlife photography and much more. You can attend one day or both days.
Registration costs vary depending on attending both days, just one day, advanced sign-up and onsite sign up. There are no refunds after Jan. 12, 2024. It’s important to note that if you register onsite, lunch IS NOT included. Prospective attendees can see all the programs and costs by clicking the link below.
Those scheduled to have displays and educational booths include the UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Program, Florida Forestry Service, University of Florida/IFAS Bookstore, Hernando County Audubon Society, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Program, Citrus County Parks and Recreation, and the Chinsegut Conservation Center.
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