We want to produce consistently cleaner loads of recyclable materials.


Here's how:

11 recycling “convenience centers” will be strategically located around the city and will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They'll be locked so for recycling only.

They have slots for cardboard - although NOT greasy pizza boxes - and places in which to deposit clean cans and plastic, but NOT plastic bags.

Your recycling needs to be clean and dry.

Here's why:


Two main reasons - one, we don't have the manpower to continue curbside pickup alongside trash and yard waste pickup.

Two, about 60% of the recycling we pick up curbside is contaminated. Batches from separate houses co-mingle in the trucks; if your recycling is 100% clean and dry and enough of your fellow residents are not as careful, the entire load can become contaminated with greasy pizza boxes, unclean cans, or plastic bags.

Contaminated loads are sent to the landfill instead of being processed at the recycling plant.

We believe that citizens who choose to continue recycling at the convenience centers are more likely to contribute clean recyclable goods, and the loads are much more likely to be uncontaminated. 

Note: Your bill has never included a separate charge for recycling. 


Recycling Sites:

1. East end of San Ortebello Drive adjacent to our elevated water tower.
2. 100 22nd St. NE in parking area adjacent to city lift station
3. 1000 24th St. E. adjacent to the Dream Center
4. 17th Ave. W. Park at Wares Creek, adjacent to lift station
5. Lewis Park parking lot, 3120 1st Ave. W.
6. Palma Sola Causeway, 9800 SR 64 W, adjacent to solid waste dumpster
7. 28th St. W. Park @ 2718 13th Ave. W., at opening in split rail fence
8. G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr W., parking lot
GT Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr West in Bradenton


Here are those sites pinned in a Google map



Curbside recycling was indefinitely suspended beginning June 3, 2022. Former blue recycling bins were repurposed by our staff for yard waste use.