Garbage and Recycling

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

Community Cleanup Events Canceled

The community cleanup events that were scheduled for the remainder of the year have been canceled.

  • Holiday Heights 9/18/21
  • Bayshore 10/9/21
  • Samoset #1 10/23/21
  • Tallevast 11/13/21
  • Palmetto #1 12/11/21

Please remember up to two large items (furniture, mattress, tires, etc.) can be placed at the curb with your regular garbage and picked up for free. This does not include white goods (refrigerator, stove, washer, etc. and E-Scrap (TVs, printers, microwaves, etc.), which require a special pickup.

Call Utilities Customer Service at (941) 792-8811 to schedule a special pickup for white goods, E-Scrap or more than two large items.


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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.

Download a PDF of our Residential Guide to Garbage, Yard Waste & Recycling or browse through it below.


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 - Friday, January 1
  • PRESIDENTS' DAY - Monday, February 15
  • MEMORIAL DAY - Monday, May 31
  • 4TH OF JULY - Sunday, July 4
  • LABOR DAY  - Monday, September 6
  • THANKSGIVING DAY - Thursday, November 25
  • CHRISTMAS DAY - Saturday, 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.

Below are the upcoming Community Cleanup events in 2021:

  • Sept. 18th - Holiday Heights  Cancelled
  • Oct. 9th - Bayshore   Cancelled
  • Oct. 23rd - Samoset #1  Cancelled
  • Nov. 13th - Tallevast   Cancelled
  • Dec. 4 - South County #1   Cancelled
  • Dec 11 - Palmetto #1   Cancelled