Garbage, recyclables, and garden trimmings will be collected on designated days.
Charlotte County Offers Roadside Single Stream Recycling program. All recycled materials can now be “blended” or blended in the recycling cart. Learn more about recycling from Recycling 101.
- steel can
- Phone book
- Aluminum cans
- Carton (no liquid)
- Plastic containers (codes 1-7, empty)
- clear, brown, green glass
- yard waste
- pool cover
- Forms (cups, meat trays, egg packs, packing materials)
- electronics or hazardous materials
- Plastic bag (return to supermarket)
- Medical waste (sharps, medicines, etc.)
- Extension cords/Christmas lights/wires
porch garden trimming
Place garden trimmings loosely in extra trash cans, paper lawn and leaf bags, or tied bundles.
garden trimming No picked up when
- Weighing over 40 lbs each
- Garden trimmings in a plastic bag
- Limbs longer than 6 feet
- Extremities greater than 10 inches in diameter
bulk item pickup
Improved housing estates allow 4 cubic yards of bulk item pickup per week. The item must come from an improved property that has an annual sanitary fee assessed and placed in front of the property.
- 4 cubic yards
- unbundled garden trimming
- bulky goods
- Additional 10 properly bundled, bagged or containerized yard waste
- Construction waste from renovations and renovations
- Waste over 4 cubic yards
- Debris placed on property next to or across the street
Prohibited items will not be collected and must be removed from curbs within 24 hours.
Furniture and home appliances (white goods)
Furniture and home appliances can be picked up four times a year on designated service days free of charge.
- Please call at least 2 days before the scheduled date
- Remove refrigerator and dishwasher doors
- Place old appliances and furniture at the same nearby road edge as you would place garbage trucks, recycling, etc.
household hazardous waste
Collection of motor oil/filters and leak-free lead-acid batteries is available on scheduled service days.
Place items 5 feet away from the trash cart.
- Oil in transparent gallon container (milk jug type) with screw lid
- Filter in a clear plastic bag
- Leak-proof lead-acid battery for vehicles
It is illegal to dump household hazardous waste into sewers, storm drains, or anywhere with water. Learn more about illegal dumping and illegal discharge.
Not all hazardous waste can be picked up by the curbside. For more information on how to properly dispose of hazardous waste, please visit our Household Hazardous Waste page.
Charlotte County residents can recycle six passenger car tires on the side of the road each year. Residents of unincorporated territories can leave their rimmed tires on the curb on recycling day.
Electronics (electronic waste)
Unneeded electronic devices and e-waste can only be collected upon request on regularly scheduled service days.
To schedule an E-Waste pickup, please use the Pickup Request Form or call Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 941.697.0012 (Inglewood Area) two days prior to your scheduled pickup.