Commercial Garbage & Recycling

Guidelines for commercial collections:
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Types of Commercial Garbage Service

32-Gallon Cans

  • The minimum service available to commercial customers
  • 2 pick-up days per week on the same days as residential customers in the same area
  • Customers are responsible for providing their own 32-gallon cans


  • Available in various sizes
  • Minimum pick-up of one time per week
  • May be owned by the customer or rented from the franchised waste hauler

Compactors and Roll-Offs

  • Compactors are not provided by the county but may be leased or purchased from third party vendors.
  • Roll offs are available for limited materials. Requests for empty and returns of compactors and roll-offs must be received prior to 12PM for next day service.

Please call Utilities customer service at (941) 792-8811 if you have any questions about pricing, days of service, availability of container sizes, frequency of collection, or any other Utilities Department questions.

Solid Waste Enclosures

  • Enclosures should not be used for storage
  • Only garbage and recycling containers may be placed inside
  • Enclosures should be kept clean and free of loose debris
  • Haulers will not pick up any garbage that may fall out of the container

Hours of Collection

Commercial garbage is collected Monday through Saturday, 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Additional Services

Extra Lifts (Extra Pick-ups)

  • An extra lift may be requested at any time.
  • A charge for the extra lift will appear on your next monthly billing and is based on the size of the container
  • Repeated extra lifts may result in an increase of container size or frequency of collection

Gate Service

  • Enclosures with a gate must be open during the hours of pickup on the scheduled pick-up days
  • For an additional charge the collector will open the gate for access to the container or bin (This is called gate service)
  • Gate service is available upon request through Utilities customer service

Roll Out Service

  • For an additional charge, collector will roll out or move a wheeled container or bin to the collection vehicle
  • Roll out service is available upon request through Utilities customer service
  • A four-yard container with wheels is the maximum size available for this service

Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture, yard waste or shelving may be picked up upon request
  • Call for an estimate or sign a pick-up and bill authorization to waive the estimate

Dumpster Dos and Don’ts

  • Place regular garbage in your dumpster. No tires, yard waste, hazardous waste, furniture, dirt, sod, electronics, appliances, pallets or construction and debris.
  • Keep garbage below the rim of the dumpster. Do not overload the dumpster.
  • Keep access to the dumpster unobstructed. 

Overloads: The hauler will refuse to service a container, or an extra lift may be required at an additional charge if:

  • garbage is filled above the rim
  • the access is obstructed or
  • garbage is piled outside of the dumpster

Commercial Recycling: Commercial recycling is open market and businesses may choose their recycling vendors. Download a list of recycling vendors (spreadsheet).

Construction Debris: Please call Utilities customer service if you have questions about construction debris.

Holiday Collection Schedule

There will be NO garbage collection on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

During the holidays, pick-up schedules are subject to change.


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