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recycleSingle stream recycling is here! Single stream recycle carts are 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.

Recyclable items determined by Waste Management include:

Rigid Plastics / Bottles

The code number on the bottom of plastics and bottles is commonly mistaken as an indicator of a product's ability to be recycled. In actuality, this number only indicates the chemical make-up or type of plastic used in the product. Not all types of plastics can be recycled. Today, it is best to recycle by shape: all bottles, jars, jugs and tubs, as those materials are most likely to be made of plastics that truly can be recycled.

Metals

Generally accepted items include:

  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans

Paper / Cardboard

Generally accepted items include:

  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Phonebooks
  • Flattened cereal boxes
  • Junk mail
  • Paperboard
  • Flattened snack boxes

Glass

Generally accepted items include:

  • Food containers and jars
  • Soft drink and beer bottles
  • Wine and liquor bottles