Garbage and Recycling


Residential garbage and recycling collection will be as follows: 

  • Monday’s collection will be collected on Tuesday, May 30th
  • Tuesday’s collection will be collected on Wednesday, May 31st
  • Wednesday’s yard waste will be collected on Thursday, June 1st
  • Thursday’s collection will be collected on Friday, June 2nd
  • Friday’s collection will be collected on Saturday, June 3rd

Note: Residents of Trailer Estates, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, or Anna Maria, check your waste hauler holiday schedule. 

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week from May 7th to May 13th ~ Below are some tips on how to do it at home.

Compost 101 at home

Choose Your Container
Garden centers sell a variety of containers for making compost. You can buy a sealed composting bin that has a little door in it for adding organic matter—or a composting barrel on a stand that allows you to tumble it.

Start Piling

Most compost is made up of organic materials like leaves, garden plants, newspaper, straw, grass clippings, manure, and kitchen scraps. Kitchen waste should include materials like vegetables and fruit peeling, eggshells, tea leaves, coffee grounds, etc. Remember that you need to add 3 parts carbon items to every one part of your nitrogen-heavy kitchen scraps. Carbon items include shredded paper (no plastic or shiny paper) or brown leaves. Meat, fat, and bone products should never be added to the compost pile, as they can introduce harmful parasites and attract animals.


One of the most important parts of learning how to start composting is committing to turn the pile every few weeks. This gives the compost pile needed oxygen to help break down its contents. You can do this with a shovel or get a bin that has built-in turning handles or features. Moreover, you can get your kids involved and add it to their weekly chores list so that they’ll develop a sense of responsibility for the garden.

Enjoy Your Compost!

After a while, you’ll begin to see your compost fully biodegrade into nutrient-rich soil. This soil, coined “garden gold” can be a great natural fertilizer for your plants. Compost can also build the foundation for a super healthy garden by reducing harmful pests. Moreover, learning how to compost teaches your family the value of reducing food waste.




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Storm Preparation and Debris Management

Residential How-To Guide

Find information about garbage collection, special items collection (furniture, appliances, tires), yard waste, recycling, and more. This guide includes details on how to prepare your items for collection, what can't be disposed of through regular garbage or recycling collection and hints and reminders for hurricane season.

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Holiday collections

When a holiday falls on a scheduled pickup day, trash will be collected one day later than your scheduled pickup day for the rest of that week. Regular collection days resume the following Monday.


  • PRESIDENTS' DAY - Monday, February 20
  • MEMORIAL DAY - Monday, May 29  
  • 4TH OF JULY - Tuesday, July 4
  • LABOR DAY  - Monday, September 4
  • THANKSGIVING DAY - Thursday, November 23
  • CHRISTMAS DAY - Monday, December 25

Community Cleanup Information and Schedule

Community Cleanups are for residential customers only.

Community cleanups do not cover the entire area of a community. You will receive a postcard about the community cleanup if you live in that area. Enter your address here to see if you are in an area with an upcoming Community Cleanup.

Items accepted a the curb:

  • Household trash
  • Yard waste
  • Appliances
  • Tires (limit 10)
  • Large items
  • Electronics

No Household Hazardous Waste will be collected. This includes oil, gas, paint, household chemicals, etc. You can dispose of these materials at the Lena Road Landfill, 3333 Lena Road, Bradenton (3rd traffic light east of I-75 off State Road 64) from Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm and every third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.