Items such as paint, motor oil, pesticides, fertilizers and batteries are not collected curbside. These and other household hazardous wastes are accepted at the following landfills, phone ahead for hours of operation and directions:
- For residents in the Sarasota County portion of Longboat Key: (941) 861-5000
- For residents in the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key: (941) 748-5543
Bio-hazardous Wastes – Do not place medical needles or lancets in your garbage. For disposal of these and other bio-hazardous waste items call Environmental Health Services at (941) 861-6133 for information on their proper disposal.
Medication Disposal – For single family home households only - Residents and visitors can now drop off outdated or unwanted prescription medication at the Longboat Key Police Department, 5460 Gulf of Mexico Drive, for disposal. This service is available 24 hours a day, every day. To dispose of pills, empty containers and place prescription and nonprescription pills or gel caps into a sealed or tied bag, then place the bag into the bin. Prescription and nonprescription liquids and inhalers can be placed into a bag and then into the bin. For more information on this disposal service call the Longboat Key Non-emergency number (941) 316-1977.
Alkaline Batteries – Dispose with your solid waste. All other batteries may be recycled at your local retail stores or by calling your landfill. Local battery recycling disposal sites can also be found on-line at Call2Recycle.