Each residence is offered two free bulk pick ups per fiscal year (Oct 1-Sept 30), with a limit of 5 cubic yards (about 5’ x 5’ x 5’) each. Additional pick ups are available for a fee.
Bulk waste is material that does not fit in your garbage tote with the lid closed, exceeds the container’s maximum 200 lb weight limit or does not meet the yard waste guidelines. Bulk includes appliances, TVs, furniture, mattresses and other unwanted household items.
- Lawn equipment – remove gas and oil.
- Refrigerators and freezers – remove doors and all food.
Before placing items in the right-of-way, bulk pick ups must be scheduled in advance by calling Public Works at 941-240-8050. After scheduling, bulk pick ups will occur on your normal collection day. If bulk items are placed in the right-of-way without being scheduled, they will be collected, but it may result in a fee. Once the collection is scheduled, the items should be placed curbside no earlier than 48 hours before your scheduled pick up. If items are placed curbside prior to this, you may receive a Violation Notice from the Property Standards Division.
Not accepted: Tires, paint, propane tanks, hazardous waste or commercial waste. Call for info about disposing of these items.