Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.


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Landfill Overview

The Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex (CCSWDC) is centrally located within Sarasota County and accepts residential, municipal and commercial garbage from the unincorporated areas of Sarasota, and from three municipalities (cities of North Port, Sarasota and Venice). Landfill operations are supported by the tipping fees collected for processing and/or disposal of materials received.

Hours of Operation

Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex (Landfill)
4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis
Administration Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Landfill and C&D Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.*
Landfill and C&D Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.*

*NOTE: All customers unloading items by hand (see list below) need to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. 

Citizens Convenience Center
4010 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Disposal Rates/Tipping Fees



Mixed Garbage

$7.50 minimum (up to 240lbs)

Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D)

$21.07/cubic yard for all vehicles*
(lesser of the two)

*effective July 1, 2018

Yard Waste 

$5 minimum (up to 240lbs)


$2/each for individual passenger vehicle tires (up to 5)




$57.56/ton (non-friable)
$75/ton (friable)
$10 minimum for all vehicles

Certified Weight Sale

$5/each (documentation)

Rates effective Oct. 1, 2014


Special Wastes

Soils, dredge materials, car wash and street sweeping grit, fill dirt, wastewater cake/sludge and other similar special wastes require prior approval for disposal. Please complete and submit the Special Waste Disposal Request (below) form to the Special Waste Disposal Coordinator for approval before bringing the material to the Sarasota County landfill.

*For each load of asbestos brought to the Sarasota County landfill, haulers must complete a Waste Shipment Record form (below) and schedule the drop-off at least 24 hours in advance by calling 941-861-5000. Asbestos will ONLY be accepted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. NOTE: The FDEP Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation form (below) must also be completed and returned to the appropriate agency.



Payment for disposal rates must be made with cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) or a debit card with a bank logo on it. Business or personal checks are not accepted.

Sarasota County offers landfill customers a free, fast and easy service to make convenient and secure online credit card payments.


Landfill Gas to Energy Program

The Landfill Gas to Energy Facility at the CCSWDC is a joint project between Sarasota County and a private company, Landfill Energy Systems Florida (Aria Energy). The innovative technology demonstrates Sarasota County's commitment to clean energy and a sustainable future. 

Methane, a greenhouse gas produced by the county's landfill, is converted into electricity that enters the power grid.

Three engines inside the building can produce as much as 4.8 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 2,800 homes. The engines weigh about 20 tons each, have 20 cylinders and produce more than 2,200 horsepower apiece. Each engine uses about 500 cubic feet of landfill gas per minute.

Landfill Gas to Energy Fast Facts



NEED MULCH? We’ve got it, thanks to the more than 300,000 cubic yards of vegetative storm debris generated by Hurricane Irma. The debris has been mulched and is now available to Sarasota County residents for residential use. It’s available at the Central County Landfill, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday or 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Residents must bring their own containers for hauling and their own tools (i.e. shovels) for loading. Free mulch is available while supplies last. There is no per-person limit.

Please note: Storm debris mulch pieces vary in size. They may contain seeds or vegetation from invasive species, and users assume responsibility for any damage that may occur as a result of using this product.



For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.