Special Waste FAQs

Image Special Waste FAQs

What are white goods?

White goods are large appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, dryers, stoves, freezers, water heaters and pool heaters. The state has banned all of the above from the landfills.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I schedule a pickup for white goods (i.e. refrigerator/stove/washer) or E-Scrap?

Please call Manatee County Utilities Customer Service at 941-792-8811.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I dispose of my old TV?

Prior arrangements must be made before placing a TV at the curb:

  1. Call 941-792-8811 and speak to a customer service representative for details to schedule a special pickup. You may use your one “free annual” option or pay a fee for this service.
  2. Residents may bring their E-Scrap (NO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE) to the Landfill every Mon.-Sat. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This service is free but you must go over the scales to declare your E-Scrap.
  3. Check with your local thrift store to see if they are accepting donations of working TVs.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous Waste must not be placed at curbside. Residents may dispose of solvents, paint, used oil, pesticides, household chemicals, ammunition and other Household Hazardous Waste for free at the Lena Road Landfill on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?

Manatee County offers FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) service to residents. HHW is unwanted household products labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, dangerous, warning, or caution. You may take your HHW to the Lena Road Landfill, on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

 

Collected materials include used motor oil and filters, antifreeze, car batteries, propane tanks, transmission fluid, brake fluid, pesticides, adhesives, herbicides, fertilizers, household chemicals, oil and latex paint, paint thinner, fluorescent lamps, ammunition, flares and fire extinguishers. Please do not dispose of any of the above with your regular trash. The hauler will not pick them up.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I dispose of motor oil?

Motor Oil is classified as hazardous waste. Manatee County offers FREE Household Hazardous Waste service to residents. You may take your Motor Oil to the Lena Road Landfill, on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., or call 1-800-741-4337 for the used oil disposal center nearest your home.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What is E-Scrap?

The term “E-Scrap” is applied to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. Many components in electronic equipment contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How can I dispose of E-Scrap?

Residential E-Scrap can be placed at the curb for a fee of $19.13 per pickup.  Please call Manatee County Utilities Customer Service at 941-792-8811, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to schedule this pickup. 

 

There is no fee if you bring your E-scrap materials to the Lena Road Landfill the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Manatee County businesses wishing to dispose of large amounts of E-scrap materials should call 941-708-8561 for more information.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How can I dispose of construction debris?

Below are the options for disposal of construction debris (C & D) for unincorporated Manatee County residents.

  • Properly prepared* residential C & D may be placed at the curb on your regularly scheduled garbage pickup day by the waste hauler.
  • Residents may have a roll off box delivered to the site.  C & D is an open market, and any waste hauler may be used.  Consult your local yellow pages. 
  • Construction debris can be hauled to the Lena Road Landfill.

*Properly Prepared:  Bags or 32 gallon cans less than 50 lbs., not protruding from the container, or tied and bundled, less than 4ft and under 50lbs.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I dispose of cardboard?

Reuse the boxes when you can. When you need to dispose of the cardboard boxes take them to one of our four drop off locations conveniently located throughout the area:

The drop-off sites are for clean, broken down cardboard only. No other materials may go into the cardboard drop off containers.

To recycle cardboard boxes at home:

  • Break down the small boxes and place them in your paper recycle bin.
  • The boxes must be loose fitting in the bin.
  • They may not extend over the top of the bin more than six (6) inches.

When you must dispose of cardboard as garbage:

  • Collapse or flatten the boxes. 
  • Tie and bundle the boxes with heavy string; the bundle should not weigh more than 50lbs. 
  • If wardrobe boxes are too large to flatten, put them at curb, whole, but totally empty. 
  • Any packing material should be placed in a large plastic trash bag.
  • Both boxes and packing should be placed at the curb on your regular household garbage day.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I schedule a pickup for tires?

Two (2) tires may be placed at the curb with your garbage. More than two tires require a special pickup, which may be requested by calling Manatee County Utilities Customer Service at 941-792-8811.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------