Garbage and Recycling



Unincorporated Manatee County residents we are experiencing a delay on delivering recycling carts for new residents or swap outs due to damage. Unfortunately, due to a shortage of employees and manufacturer delays, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

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


Find your trash and recycling collection days:

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.

Residential Guide for Garbage, Yard Waste & Recycling CoverDownload a PDF of our Residential Guide to Garbage, Yard Waste & Recycling.

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.


  • NEW YEARS DAY - Saturday, January 1st 
  • PRESIDENTS' DAY - Monday, February 21st 
  • MEMORIAL DAY - Monday, May 30th 
  • 4TH OF JULY - Monday, July 4th
  • LABOR DAY  - Monday, September 5th 
  • THANKSGIVING DAY - Thursday, November 24th
  • CHRISTMAS DAY - Saturday, December 24th 

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.

Below are the upcoming Community Cleanup events in 2022:

  • Jan. 8th - Rubonia #1 
  • Feb. 5th - 14th ST CRA Area - CANCELLED
  • Mar. 5th - Palmetto #2 - CANCELLED
  • Mar. 12th - South County #2 - CANCELLED
  • Apr. 16th - Samoset #2 - CANCELLED
  • May 14th - Parrish - CANCELLED
  • June 11th - Rubonia #2 - CANCELLED
  • July 16th - Palmetto #3 - CANCELLED
  • Aug. 13th - South County #3 CANCELLED
  • Sept. 17th - Holiday Heights