New Recycling Carts have arrived!
Your new curbside recycling cart has two wheels for easy maneuvering and a lid to keep your recyclables from becoming litter. Your cart makes recycling easier by providing you more space to recycle more items. All your recyclables go in the cart together, no more separating — a true win-win. Carts were dropped off at residences in January along with important program information.
If you did not receive a blue cart, please call the Public Works Department at 941-486-2422.
See below graphic for what you can recycle, and what you must leave out! Please make sure the blue cart is placed at the curb at least 3 feet away from everything else -- the black trash cart, mailbox, etc.
Recycling Frequently Asked Questions
*** Shredded paper is recyclable. It should be placed in a paper bag with the top rolled down to prevent spillage, then placed inside the recycling cart.
*** Plastic wrapping used to package water bottles, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, etc., is NOT being collected by the City at this time, and should be brought instead to local retailers such as Publix for recycling. Publix also accepts: overwrap from shipping cases; Ziploc and other resealable bags (without the zipper); bread, produce and cereal bags; dry cleaning bags; newspaper sleeves; ice, salt and wood pellet bags; single-use plastic bags; clean and dry cling wrap; #4 and #5 plastics; and Styrofoam egg cartons.
Clean, dry Styrofoam packing peanuts may be bagged and brought to shipping outlets such as UPS for recycling.
Check with your local retailer for more information concerning accepted recyclables.