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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.

  • CHRISTMAS DAY - Tuesday, December 25, 2018

2019

  • NEW YEARS DAY - Wednesday, January 1
  • PRESIDENTS' DAY - Monday, February 18
  • MEMORIAL DAY - Monday, May 27
  • 4TH OF JULY - Thursday, July 4
  • LABOR DAY  - Monday, September 2
  • THANKSGIVING DAY - Thursday, November 28
  • CHRISTMAS DAY - Wednesday, 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) on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Below are the upcoming Community Cleanup events in 2019:

  • Jan. 19 - Rubonia #1
  • Feb. 9 - 14th ST CRA Area
  • Mar. 9 - Palmetto #2
  • Mar. 16 - South County #2
  • Apr. 13 - Samoset #2
  • May. 18 - Parrish
  • Jun. 15 - Rubonia #2
  • Jul. 20 - Palmetto #3
  • Aug. 17 - South County #3
  • Sep. 22 - Holiday Heights