How do I dispose of large items such as rugs or white goods such as water heaters?
Contact Waste Management (the Town’s franchise hauler), 941-753-7591, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., to make arrangements for a special pickup of large items. Fees may apply.
How do I dispose of my Christmas tree?
Place trees at curbside for normal yard waste pickup on Wednesday. Please remove all ornaments, icicles or stands.
How do I dispose of my E-Scrap such as old TVs and computer parts?
Longboat Key residents may safely dispose of electronic components for free at a special collection center at the county landfill on the third Saturday of each month from 9AM to 3PM. You may wish to call for other collection options, hours of operation or directions. Call the Manatee County Lena Road Landfill at (941) 748-5543 or the Sarasota County Landfill (941)861-5000.
How do I dispose of my fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps (lightbulbs)?
Fluorescent and High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps or light bulbs contain mercury which is a hazardous material. Please collect your fluorescent and HID lamps for the annual household hazardous waste collection, or take them to the County landfill in Manatee County (941) 798-6761 or in Sarasota County (941) 861-5000. Call ahead for hours of operation and directions or get more information in the Public Works Department. For more recycling information, Earth911.
How do I get a new water meter?
New water meters are installed for a variety of purposes. For new construction contact Planning, Zoning and Building, 941-316-1966. For all other types, contact Utilities, 941-316-1958, Ext. 2216, or the Finance Department, 941-316-1999, Ext. 1415.
The Public Works Department is committed to improving the quality of life of our residents and visitors by providing engineering, maintenance for streets, stormwater, utilities, parks and beaches.
We are comprised of professional and dedicated employees in four major areas:
- Parks, Streets, and Beaches
- Solid Waste
- Facilities Management
Our motto within the Public Works Department includes the phrase “Whatever It Takes!” while following the Town’s Vision Statement:
Longboat Key is a beautiful place to live, work, and visit, where the natural assets of a barrier island combine with cultural and recreational amenities, visionary planning, and proactive leadership to enhance your way of life.