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For appropriate disposal of hazardous waste in Sarasota County please click the button for Sarasota County

For appropriate disposal of hazardous waste in Manatee county please click the button for Manatee County

     Special Item Disposal

Some items require special handling when they are being discarded.

Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioning Units

 These items contain freon and the freon must be evacuated prior to recycling. When loading the dumpster with these items, we request they be loaded last so we can separate it from the rest of the load when we deliver the items for recycling. 


Items such as TV's and computers contain metals that require special disposal. We also request these be loaded last so we can separate them from the rest of the load as well.

If you have any questions as to whether an item can be placed in the dumpster, please give us a call and we will be glad to answer your questions! 941-278-0246

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

Automotive batteries

Automotive products

Batteries (button, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion, rechargeable)

Cell phones


CleanersPool chemicals

Electronics (computer systems, printers, etc.)


Fire extinguishers

Fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps


Hazardous waste 

Lawn and garden chemicals

Oils and petroleum products


Paint thinner

Sharps (needles, lancets) in proper container ONLY


Toxic waste

Used motor oil

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