Solid Waste

Curbside Services

Recycle Carts

What goes in the carts?

  • PLASTIC CONTAINERS codes 1 through 7 only (caps removed)

Garbage, recyclables, and yard trimmings are collected once a week on the same day. Recycle carts and yard trimmings must be at least 5 feet away from the garbage cart, and the carts placed with the wheels facing the house. Please keep toys, bikes, and other "keepers" away from the curb on collection days, so they will not be "trashed" by mistake.

Curbside Yard Trimmings
Place your yard trimmings loose in an extra garbage can, paper lawn and leaf bag, or bundled. The cans or bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds each. Limbs cannot be more than six (6) feet in length and ten (10) inches in diameter. Yard trimmings in plastic bags will NOT be picked up at the curb.

Bulky Item Pickup
Residents are entitled up to two no-charge bulk curbside collections per year of unbundled yard trimmings, refuse, or bulky items (no construction debris from renovation or home improvement) from Residential units  per Fiscal Year (Oct. 1  to Sept. 30). The maximum allowed per Fiscal Year is a combined total of 20 cubic yards.

The debris must originate from your improved property that is assessed an annual sanitation fee and placed in front of your property. Debris originating from adjacent property must be disposed of properly by either taking it to a licensed facility such as one of the Mini Transfer Stations, the Zemel Road Landfill or you must hire a licensed contractor to remove and dispose of the debris.

Residents should contact Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or toll free 1.877.567.2974 to schedule a bulk pick-up.

Furnishings and Appliances (White Goods)
Furniture (e.g., chairs, sofas, and/or rugs); appliances (e.g. refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, water heaters, and dishwashers) will be picked up 4 times per year at no charge, and no call to Waste Management is necessary. (Please remove doors from refrigerators and dishwashers)

  • Frequency of collection – 4 times per year
  • Place your old appliances at the edge of the right of way, same vicinity as you place your garbage cart, recycling, etc…
  • No call to Waste Management is necessary

Curbside Motor Oil/Filters and Non-Leaking Lead Acid Battery Collection
Curbside motor oil/filters and non-leaking lead acid battery collection is available on your service day. As of July 6, 2009 orange colored stickers are no longer necessary for your used motor oil or oil filters to be picked up by Waste Management. Use a transparent gallon container (milk jug type) with a screw type lid for your oil and a clear plastic bag for your filters and place items 5 feet away from your garbage cart. Place non-leaking vehicle lead-acid battery at the curb 5 feet away from your carts as well.

Charlotte County residents can recycle six (6) passenger tires per year curbside.  Residents in unincorporated areas can place tires with rims at the curb on their recycling day.


We offer curbside pickup and recycling of your old unwanted electronics. Your e-waste will be picked up on your regularly scheduled service day by the e-waste truck. Complete the E-Waste Curbside Pickup Request Form at least two days prior to your scheduled pickup day and your request will be electronically sent to Waste Management. If you prefer, you can also call Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 941.697.0012 (Englewood Area). It’s that simple!

Always remember to place all your items out by 5:00 a.m. and to keep five feet between your garbage cart, recyclables and e-waste.