Manatee Recovers From Ian

Storm-Related Press Releases

10/26: Debris Pick-Up Progressing in Manatee County

10/26: Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Manatee County

10/18: Post-Ian Debris Pick-Up

10/14: More Help for Myakka Residents

10/13:  Myakka Well-Water Testing Shows Contamination

10/11: D-SNAP Benefits for Impacted Residents

10/7: Manatee County Beaches & Parks Open

10/6: Manatee County Ready to Collect Ian Debris

10/5: Manatee County EOC Downgrades Activation Status

10/5: Manatee County Animal Welfare Update

10/4: FEMA Helping in Manatee County

10/4: Manatee County Well-Water Advisory

10/3: Tuesday Park Openings

10/3: How to Help Manatee Recover

10/3: Monday Ian Recovery: Monday Update

10/3: Fees Waived for Certain Types of Building Permits

10/2: Manatee County Reopens After Ian

10/2: Manatee County Utilities Sunday Update

10/2: Manatee County Beaches Survive the Storm

10/2: Manatee County Responds to Myakka Community

10/1: Ian Recovery Resources for Businesses

10/1: Manatee County Ian Recovery Update

10/1: Manatee County Road Closure Update

10/1: Manatee County Solid Waste Update

10/1: Help for Those in Need in Manatee County

9/30: Manatee County Cleans Up

9/30: Manatee County Continues to Recover After Ian

9/30: Manatee County Wastewater System Repairs Continue

9/30: Water Service Returning to Manatee Communities

9/29: Manatee County Clean-Up Continues

9/29: Manatee County Evacuation Orders Lifted

9/28: Manatee County Begins Recovery Efforts

Open Gas Stations

Trash Schedule

Normal schedule resumed Monday, October 3. As usual, Wednesday is debris pickup. Debris can be prepared as yard waste and placed outside for collection on Wednesdays. Unprepared debris is being collected by contracted haulers on passes through the county. Storm debris can be properly bundled as yard waste for collection on Wednesdays. No loose debris will be collected by the haulers on Wednesdays as yard waste. Loose debris that is placed at your curb will be collected by contractors (those pickups started Friday, October 7).  

Recycling collections resumed the week of October 17.  Please do not use the recycling cart for yard waste or garbage—it will not be collected.

Debris Contractors are not permitted to collect debris from commercial properties. Businesses or commercial property owners should work through their insurance company.

The collection process is long and tedious. Please be patient. Thank you for your understanding.

More Details, Including How to Properly Separating Your Debris

Landfill Hours

Monday through Saturday,  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Landfill fees resumed on Tuesday, October 18. Contractors collecting debris and bringing it to the facility are responsible for commercial fees. Please call (941) 792-8811 to arrange for disposal of refrigerators and freezers.

Recycling Sites

Manatee County residents also can drop off their recycling at the following locations:

  • GT Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton
  • Braden River Park, 5201 51st. St. E., Bradenton
  • Blackstone Park, 2112 14th Ave. W., Palmetto
  • Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton
  • Buffalo Creek Park 7550 69th St. E., Palmetto
  • Bayfront Park, 310 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
  • Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach
  • Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach
  • Bennett Park, 400 Cyprus Creek Blvd., Bradenton
  • Palma Sola Park, 7915 40th Ave W., Bradenton

The above locations are for recycling materials only. No other materials will be accepted. All cardboard must be clean, broken down or flattened to be recycled.  Manatee County provides a recycling drop-off center for ALL recyclable materials at the Manatee County Landfill, 3333 Lena Rd., Bradenton. All materials that are accepted in the curbside recycling program can be brought to Manatee County’s Landfill for recycling (landfill fees resume Tuesday, October 18).

Report a Stray or Found Pet

If you have lost your dog or cat, we encourage you to visit our shelter to see if we may have your pet. More Information 

Food Resources

Feeding Tampa Bay: Weekly food-distribution event, Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6 PM, at Desoto Square Mall, 303 301 Blvd W, Bradenton, 34205.

Additional Food Pantries & Distributions


Meals on Wheels
Manatee Community Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Connect

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Business Resources

Business owners who have sustained damage due to Hurricane Ian are asked to complete the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the State Emergency Response Team’s Business Damage Assessment Survey to help the state expedite recovery efforts. If you need additional assistance with your business, please call 850-815-4925 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or email [email protected].

More Information

FEMA Resources

Individuals and families needing assistance due to damages caused by Hurricane Ian can apply for federal assistance.

Registration Intake for Disaster Survivors Video
Help After a Disaster Brochure (available in 27 languages)