Trash Talk Survey


Are you a Manatee County Utilities Department (MCUD) customer? If so, we want your feedback on how you use your current garbage, yard waste and recycling services and your opinions about changes that could be made in the future.

MCUD has developed a survey to collect this information to be used in evaluating new solid waste collection contracts next year. Customers can complete the survey November 15th through February 15th at:  www.mymanatee.org/garbage.

For additional information about the survey or residential solid waste services visit us  online or call (941) 792-8811.

Our collection schedule has not changed

Residential garbage, yard waste and recycling collections are running behind due to unexpected hauler employee illnesses and staffing shortages. All garbage, yard waste and recycling services are being collected according to the normal schedules.

Please leave your items out until 7 p.m. on the normal collection day, if not collected by then, bring it in and put it back out before 6 a.m. the next morning. If your scheduled pick up is missed, every attempt will be made by the haulers to collect it the following day. All collections will be completed by Saturday evening each week.

If you do not live within the unincorporated portion of Manatee County (you do not pay Manatee County Utilities Department for these services), please contact your local garbage provider.

  • City of Bradenton (941) 932-9434
  • Town of Longboat Key and Anna Maria (941) 753-7591
  • Holmes Beach (941) 932-6426
  • City of Bradenton Beach and Trailer Estates (941) 355-9600
  • City of Palmetto (941) 723-4580




There are no water off notices in effect at this time.  read more

Utilities Lobby closed

The Utilities Lobby is closed to the public. A drive-up Drop Box is located on the East side of the Administration building. Payments may also be made by any of the methods on the Bill Payment Options page. All other business may be conducted over the phone, including opening new service. Call (941) 792-8811.


Not sure how to properly dispose of something? Unincorporated Manatee County has launched a new solid waste & recycling material look-up tool “Waste Wizard”. You can also sign up to receive, Household Hazardous & Electronic Scrap collection reminders through methods of email, phone call or text message. For more information please visit www.mymanatee.org/wastewizard

How can we help you?

Contact Utilities at (941) 792-8811 and use the following extensions from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. for your specific issue:

  • Water Line Breaks: Ext 5268 
  • Cross Connection Control Questions: Ext 5267 or 5283  
  • Landfill Questions: Ext 8001
  • Sewer Issues: Ext 5011
  • Water Color/Odor: Ext 5025
  • Meters: Ext. 5120

After normal business hours, report emergencies through the (941) 792-8811 number by choosing option 8. 


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