All questions about garbage and waste management recycling can be addressed to the City of Sarasota (unless a GGP building has a separate contract with a different sanitation vendor).
In general, questions can be answered at the following city numbers:
Garbage Pick-up (941) 365-7651
Waste Management (941) 753-7591 for Residential Recycling
Information from the City’s website regarding recyclables as of October, 2015 is as follows:
The City of Sarasota collects general recyclables in marked bins as follows:
Collection of garbage, recyclable materials, yard waste, and special waste:
BLUE BIN recyclable materials include: aluminum cans, foil, and food trays without residue; steel/tin cans; glass bottles and jars of all colors; metal jar lids; plastic containers typically marked on the bottom with a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7; (see image below) and polycoated paper cartons (milk and juice cartons and boxes).
GREEN BIN recyclable materials include: newspapers, flattened cardboard, junk mail, magazines, telephone directories, white or colored paper, brown paper bags, cereal boxes, pizza boxes, and paper of just about any type that is not contaminated by food, metal, glue, etc.
SPECIAL WASTES include: white goods (appliances), e-waste (end-of-life computers, monitors, printers, televisions, etc.), tires (up to 4 per pickup at a single address), used oil (up to 5 gallons per pickup, placed in clear plastic containers with screw-on lids), used oil filters (up to 5 filters per pickup, placed in clear zip-locked plastic bags), and bulky waste (furniture, etc.).
The County will collect hazardous waste at a number of centers; the closest to GGP is as follows:
Chemical Collection Center – North
8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (Admin)
Wednesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Disposal)
This information was on the County’s website as of October, 2015. Please see the Sarasota County website for the most up to date information: https://www.scgov.net/Solid_Waste/Pages/HomeHazWaste.aspx
Items that the County presently accepts are as follows:
Batteries (button, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion, rechargeable)
Electronics (computer systems, printers, etc.)
Fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps
Lawn and garden chemicals
Sharps (needles, lancets) in proper container ONLY
Used motor oil
For items not listed above, contact the Hazardous Waste office to confirm disposal options and requirements.
Alkaline batteries may be placed in the garbage for disposal.
Electronics such as monitors, stereos, speakers, telephones (remove batteries and dispose of properly), TVs and vacuum cleaners may be placed in the garbage for disposal.
Flares, fireworks, guns and ammunition should be taken to your local law enforcement agency (police) for disposal.
Pharmaceuticals are no longer accepted at the Sarasota County Chemical Collection Centers. Information about disposing of pharmaceuticals can be found on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s website.