Place trees at curbside for normal yard waste pickup on Wednesday. Please remove all ornaments, icicles or stands.
Household garbage is collected on Monday and Thursday throughout the Key. Containers are provided by the Town’s franchise hauler. There are three sizes of the green containers available: 30, 64 and 96 gallons. Plastic bags may also be placed curbside but cannot weigh more than 40 pounds each. Corrugated cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed curbside alongside your garbage. If you should move, the garbage can should remain at the residence.Recyclables are collected on Monday only. Place recyclables in your single stream cart. A new single stream blue cart will be delivered to you beginning November 3, 2014 and your old dual stream red and blue bins will be recycled. Please use your single stream cart as soon as it arrives. Do not place your recyclables in the green household garbage cart, or in paper bags, plastic bags or cardboard boxes. See Waste Management's list of which items to recycle brochure and the Town's recycle page. If you move, the recycling cart should remain at the residence.
Yard waste is collected on Wednesday only. Put yard waste in reusable cans (not your green or blue carts) or securely tied bags. The cans should be no larger than 32 gallons and yard waste should not stick out over the top of the can. When it’s more practical to bundle, tie the yard waste securely. Cans, bundles or bags must weigh less than 40 pounds, bundles must be 4’ long or less, and 16” or less in diameter. If you have an excessive amount or larger pieces of yard waste, please call Waste Management at (941) 753-7591 to arrange for a special pickup.
Garbage, recyclables and yard waste must not be commingled. All items must be curbside by 7:00 AM. If your pickup is missed, please call the Public Works Department at (941) 316-1988 as soon as you are aware of the missed pickup oar Waste Management at (941) 753-7591.
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Further information can be obtained directly from the Water Division by calling (941) 316-1958, Extension 2216.
The term "E-Scrap" is applied to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. Many components in electronic equipment contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. While in use these hazardous materials do not present a problem, but when they are discarded they pose an environmental threat.
Common electronic products include:
Computer cables, connectors and mice
DVD players/ recorders
Computer game hardware
Monitors and terminals
Personal audio systems
Items NOT accepted include toasters, vacuums, mixers/blenders.
A substance is hazardous if it is TOXIC, directly or indirectly poisons living things; IGNITABLE, capable of catching fire; REACTIVE, capable of participating in a chemical interaction or transformation; CARCINOGENIC, capable of causing cancer.
Improper disposal of hazardous products can cause a fire or release toxic fumes, pose a health risk for collectors or contaminate the water supply and the environment.
Mosquito control is conducted by county mosquito management departments, not through the Town's public works department. For mosquito control problems call:
Manatee County Mosquito Control - 941-722-3720 or
Email your complaint to [email protected]
Sarasota County Mosquito Management - 941-861-5000 or
Several government agencies answer calls regarding Nuisance Wildlife. The Town of Longboat Key does not have an agency that removes wildlife from properties.
For information about nuisance wildlife, contact:
Manatee County Extension Program by phone (941) 722-4524
Sarasota County Extension Program by phone (941) 861-9500
University of Florida website http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_nuisance_wildlife
Florida Wildlife Commission by phone (888-404-FWCC(3922)) or visit the FWC website http://myfwc.com
Local nuisance wildlife trapper contact information can be found on the Florida Wildlife Commission website.