The county on Monday will engage in its second phase of closing county recycling centers, having voted 5-0 on March 14 to close all recycling centers except the county's landfill recycling center in Lecanto, only a couple of miles from Inverness.
Beginning April 3, county residents will have to travel from where they live to the county landfill to deposit their clean recyclables.
The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management on Wednesday made the closures announcement.
Phase 2 Recycling Center closures will be:
* HOMOSASSA: West Citrus Community Center, Veterans Drive
* INVERNESS: East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf to Lake Highway
* INVERNESS: Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Airport Road
* LECANTO: Lecanto Government Building, Educational Path
* LECANTO: Citrus County Fleet Management, 1300 S Lecanto Hwy.
* FLORAL CITY: Duval Island Boat Ramp, 9160 E Orange Ave.
There county said there is no charge for clean recyclables brought to the expanded recycling center at the Citrus County Central Landfill located at 230 W Gulf to Lake Highway in Lecanto.
Residents are reminded, the county said, that illegal dumping can result in fines up to $500. The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste said it "regrets any inconvenience this may cause."
... Due to increased illegal dumping at the three unmanned recycling centers the Board of County Commissioners have directed staff to take the following action, close the three unmanned centers and expand current recycling services provided at the Central Landfill to accommodate increased traffic.
... The county is closing its public recycling centers. The only place residents will now have to recycle will be the county landfillat 230 W. Gulf to Lake Highway in Lecanto, which the county said on Thursday will not cost residents a fee to use.