This past February, the Board of Directors voted to approve Resolution 02-02-2019 – Trash Restrictions, which requires that garbage be put into containers with a lid when left at the road on trash day. This resolution was adopted in response to the increase in trash bags being ripped open by birds and other critters on trash day and the resulting mess left in the road.
FYI: Manatee County requires that trash cans be no larger than 32 gallons. It is recommended that you separate your trash cans at least three feet from your recycle bin if possible to allow space for the mechanical arm on the recycle trucks.
Click for the full details of the resolution: Resolution 02-02-2019 – Trash Restrictions.
More trash and recycling info may be found on the Manatee County website at https://www.mymanatee.org/departments/utilities/trash_and_recycling.