Attention Manatee County residents:

Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts: In order to be fully eligible for reimbursement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), projects, including debris collection, must be completed within established timeframes. 

In attempts to have all debris collected WITHIN THAT TIMEFRAME, all residents must have had their debris at the curb for collection by November 9 (for residents in Myakka that deadline was extended to November 16). 

Once haulers have made the debris pickup, any additional debris will need to be properly prepared as yard waste in order for it to be picked up by the garbage haulers on Wednesdays.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated as we continue to recover from this tragic storm.

  • Be aware that recycling carts that also include items that are not recyclable such as garbage or yard waste will not be collected.
  • All collections are now on their normal schedule.
  • If not picked up by 7 p.m. on your collection day, please have items back out by 6 a.m. the next morning.


Debris Removal has begun and there are rules you need to know to ensure collection.

  • Canned, bagged or tied storm debris will be collected as yard waste.
  • Loose debris that is properly separated will be collected by contractors with special trucks.
  • All debris needs to be 3 feet away from any mailboxes, backflows, hydrants, etc.
  • It must not be under power lines or low hanging trees.
  • It must not be blocked.
  • Roofing, furniture, and all fencing go in one pile, but it must be away from garbage and yard debris.
  • Debris cannot be collected from business and community properties. These entities should contact their insurance company for proper removal.
  • The collection process is long and tedious. Please be patient.



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 5411
  • 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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