Recycling is mandatory on Longboat Key. Residents recycle paper in blue recycling bins; and commingled recyclables such as glass, metals, and plastics (recycle logos 1 - 7) in red recycling bins.
Coming in the Fall 2014 this "dual" collection system will be replaced with a new "single stream" program. A 96-gallon blue recycle cart will be delivered to residents to place all your recyclables in making it easier to recycle right.
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 due to some items being placed in the recycle bin that are not recyclable such as plastic bags, corrugated cardboard or fluorescent light bulbs. Please assist in our recycling program by following the recycle guide below.
Place in Blue Recycle Bin
Place in Garbage
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)
Brown Bags (recycle at store)
Paper Plates, Cups, Napkins
Place in Red Recycle Bin
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.
Ceramics and Dishes
METAL - Aluminum and Steel Cans
Steel jar lids
Please rinse cans.
Aluminum Pie Plates
Metal Building Materials
PLASTIC - 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.
Please make sure all items are rinsed out properly.
No plastic bags or Styrofoam accepted in recycle bins.
Pool Supply Containers
Plastic Bags (Recycle at local store)
Herbicide or Pesticide Containers
Recycle your batteries at the county collection facilities or at local retail stores. Alkaline batteries may be placed in your garbage.
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