Coming in the Fall 2014 the current "dual" collection system will be replaced with a new "single stream" program. A 65-gallon single stream recycle cart will be delivered to residents to place all recyclables in, making it easier to recycle right. Please call Waste Management with your questions and concerns at (941) 753-7591.
Residential recycling is collected on Monday and should be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Condominiums and commercial businesses contract directly with their waste hauler for their recycling needs.
Sometimes recyclables are not picked up because items such as plastic bags, corrugated cardboard or fluorescent light bulbs are placed in the recycle cart. Please assist in our recycling program by following the recycle guide that comes with your new container. Other recyclable items you can place in your cart include:
Newspapers & Shopping Inserts
Magazines, Brown paper bags
Phone books, greeting cards
White or Colored Paper
Mail and Office Paper
Envelopes with/without Plastic Window
Fiberboard (Cereal or Tissues boxes)
GLASS - Bottles and jars of all colors accepted.
Please rinse bottles and discard caps.
Labels may stay on.
All metal rings must be removed prior to recycling.
METAL - Aluminum and Steel Cans
Steel jar lids
Empty aerosol cans
Please rinse cans.
PLASTICS - Plastics #1 - 7, any container with a numbered triangle on the container.
PETE 1, HDPE 2, V 3, LDPE 4, PP 5, PS 6, Other 7.
Rigid plastic containers (kitty litter containers, landscape containers)
Please make sure all items are rinsed out properly.
No plastic bags or Styrofoam accepted in recycle cart.
Single Stream Recycling FAQs
Longboat Key Public Works Department, 600 General Harris Street, Longboat Key FL 34228“What Ever It Takes!”Phone: (941) 316-1988 Fax: (941) 316-1984Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PMDelivery Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM – 3:30PMAfter hours water and sewer emergencies: (941) 316-1977