Sarasota County’s Solid Waste Department seeking public comments on its garbage, recycling and yard waste collections

Current franchise agreement ends in September 2024

A still from a 2019 county video shows a Waste Management truck picking up a recycling cart. Image courtesy Sarasota County

Sarasota County’s Solid Waste Department staff has launched an online market assessment to gauge the public’s views regarding curbside collections of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk items, the county has announced.

The information will be used to develop the scope of work for a new franchise agreement for those services, a news release explains. The contract with the current hauler — Waste Management — expires in September 2024, the release adds.

“It’s important that we hear directly from our customers to help ensure their solid waste collection needs are continuing to be met,” Solid Waste Director Brian Usher said in the release.

The online market assessment is available through Friday, May 6, in more than 50 languages. Residents and businesses in unincorporated Sarasota County are encouraged to participate, the release notes.

For more information, contact 311 or visit

An informational video is also available by visiting this link.