There are many items Sarasota and Manatee counties do not allow in bulk disposal such as our dumpsters. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of these items. They can be properly disposed of separately at the land fill and at chemical collection stations. If items are found in our dumpsters and we are fined by the county, we will in turn, bill you for adding prohibited items to the dumpster. Sarasota allows for disposal free of charge at their collection points. Here are the locations for proper disposal points.
Chemical Collection Center (North)
8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
Disposal Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Citizens' Convenience Center at the Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex (Landfill)
4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis
Disposal Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chemical Collection Center (South)
250 S. Jackson Road, Venice
Disposal Wednesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Items not allowed in the dumpsters
Batteries (button, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion, rechargeable)
Electronics (computer systems, printers, etc.)
Fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps
Lawn and garden chemicals
Oils and petroleum products
Sharps (needles, lancets) in proper container ONLY
Used motor oil