Charlotte County

Charlotte County

Employees Driver in Truck Garbage Cart Recycling Cart

Charlotte County

Welcome to Waste Management Charlotte County, FL

As your collection company and your neighbor, Waste Management is dedicated to excellent customer service, protection of our environment, and preservation of valuable resources. We "Think Green"!

Charlotte County residents have weekly collection for garbage, recycling and yard debris.

Missed Collection:

If your container(s) were at the curb by 5 am and were not emptied, please report a missed collection by calling Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 877.567.2974 from Englewood.

Holiday Schedule

Garbage, recycling and yard waste are collected on all holidays except 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If your collection day falls on one of those holidays, collection will be one day later that week with Friday customers being serviced on Saturday. 

Collection Information

Service Day Collections – For Garbage, Recycling & Yard Trimmings

All garbage, recycling and yard trimmings should be placed curbside by 5 a.m. on your collection day. 

Where do I place my Garbage & Recycling Carts?

The wheels of the carts must face your home. Always leave 5 feet between your carts. Place your carts at least 5 feet away from mailboxes, parked cars or other obstacles. Residents should place all garbage in plastic bags prior to putting it in the cart but DO NOT bag your recyclables. 

Maintenance / Replacement of Carts

Each Charlotte County resident is responsible for routine maintenance such as keeping the carts clean, removing the carts from the street or lane after collection, and storing the carts in a safe place. If you have an issue with cart maintenance, or have a damaged cart, please call Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 877.567.2974 from Englewood.  

Missing / Stolen Carts

Waste Management will replace the Cart once at no cost to the resident; subsequent carts will be replaced for the cost of the cart. 

For information on all automated garbage related issues including carts, garbage collection, recycling and yard trimmings collections, call Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 877.567.2974 from Englewood.

What Can I Recycle?

Curbside Single-Stream Recycling Program

  • Plastic Bottles & Containers | Food & Beverage Cans | paper
  • Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard | Food & Beverage Cartons | Glass Bottles & Containers


  • No Food Waste | No Plastic Bags & Film | No Foam Cups & Containers
  • No Textiles | No Needles

Link to Recycling video:

Yard Trimmings

Place your yard trimmings loose in an extra garbage can, paper lawn and leaf bag, or bundled. The cans or bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds each. Limbs cannot be more than six (6) feet in length and ten (10) inches in diameter. Residents may place up to ten (10) cans, paper bags or tied bundles of yard waste weekly at the curb. Yard trimmings in plastic bags WILL NOT be picked up at the curb.

Each household can also place up to four cubic yards (4 yds) of unprepared yard trimmings each week for collection (yard trimmings not placed in paper bags, cans or bundled). Residents may not exceed the weekly limits as Waste Management will only collect up to 4 cubic yards. Any excess must be removed from the curb within 24 hours. Waste Management will not collect any lot clearing debris, nor will Waste Management collect the yard waste if placed on a vacant lot.

Bulky Item Pickup

Each household can place up to four cubic yards (4 yds) of bulk items (household items too large to fit into the garbage cart) curbside each week on your regular scheduled service day.

These items include chairs, sofas, lamps, mattresses and other furniture items.

Construction debris is not allowed and will not be collected.

It is not necessary to call Waste Management to schedule these collections. Simply have your bulk items at the curb by 5:00 am on your service day. Do not place your bulk debris under low tree branches or power/cable lines, close to your mailbox or parked cars.

4-cubic example


Appliances (refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, water heaters, and dishwashers) and electronic equipment (televisions, computers, monitors, and microwaves) will be picked up four (4) times per year at no charge. (Please remove doors from refrigerators & dishwashers.) Residents should call Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 877.567.2974 from Englewood or fill out the form below to request this service.

Electronics Waste

Computers, printers, televisions and other electronics waste will be picked up on your regularly scheduled day. Residents should call Waste Management at 941.629.1106 or 877.567.2974 from Englewood or fill out the form below to request this service.

Curbside Motor Oil/Filters and Non-Leaking Lead Acid Battery Collection

Curbside motor oil/filters and non-leaking lead acid battery collection is available on your service day. Use a transparent gallon container (milk jug type) with a screw type lid for your oil and a clear plastic bag for your filters and place items 5 feet away from your garbage cart. Place non-leaking vehicle lead-acid battery at the curb 5 feet away from your cart as well.


Charlotte County residents can recycle six (6) passenger tires per year curbside. Residents in unincorporated areas can place tires with rims at the curb on their recycling day.


Appliance and Electronics (E-Waste) Curbside Pickup Request

In our continuing effort to enhance our services and be good stewards of our environment, we offer curbside pickup and recycling of your old unwanted electronics and your White Goods/Appliances. Fill out the information in the fields below at least two days prior to your scheduled pickup day.

Your e-waste and appliances will be picked up on your regularly scheduled service day by the e-waste truck. It’s that simple!

Always remember to place all your items out by 5 a.m. and to keep the 5 feet away from your garbage cart, recyclables, parked cars and mail boxes. 

Please fill out the following information and click the Submit button:

*Required Fields
Items to be picked up: 

Computer Monitors/Televisions Keyboards Printers
Microwave Ovens Desktop/Laptop Computers Radios
Telephones Video/Stereo Equipment White Goods/Appliances


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