Hauled Waste Program

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Hauled Waste Program Overview

Under the Wastewater Compliance Division, the Hauled Waste Program is intended to provide an environmentally safe means for the disposal of domestic septage, chemical toilet waste, and grease trap/interceptor waste for businesses involved in the transport and disposal of such wastes.  Authority to operate the Hauled Waste Program is established Manatee County’s most current Sewer Use Ordinance.  Domestic waste generated within Manatee County from septic tanks, temporary domestic holding tanks, portable toilets, and restaurant grease traps/interceptors are the wastes accepted for discharge to the facilities.  Wastewaters produced by any type of industrial or manufacturing process are not covered under the Hauled Waste Program.  Wastes generated outside of Manatee County are not accepted.


Location and Hours of Operation

Southeast Water Reclamation Facility
Southeast Water Reclamation Facility

The hauled waste receiving facility is located at:


Southeast Water Reclamation Facility(SEWRF)

3331 Lena Road
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 748-4978


Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Any hauler requiring facility access  after normal business hours must make prior arrangements with the appropriate personnel at the SEWRF.


Permits and Fees

Any business wishing to haul and discharge septage waste within Manatee County must complete and remit a Septic Hauler Permit Application to the office of the Wastewater Compliance Division, whose address and contact information is located at the bottom of this page.  The following fees apply:


  • Waste Hauler Permit Fee (one year period) - $275.00
  • Septage Unloading Fee (per one thousand gallons) - $40.00 (minimum $20.00 per trip)
  • Grease Unloading Fee (per one thousand gallons) - $80.00 (minimum $40.00 per trip)

A current Customer Service account and proof of liability insurance are required at time of Application submittal.  Customer Service accounts can be established at:


Manatee County Utilities Customer Service Division
4410 66th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone: (941) 792-8811


Once a hauler has been authorized and permitted to discharge hauled waste at the receiving facility, the hauler will be provided with the most current Septage Hauler Discharge Instructions