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Landfill Overview

Landfill extended hours ending Nov. 18
Because Sarasota County and its debris removal contactors have nearly completed the first pass for Hurricane Irma vegetative storm debris, extended hours at the landfill for free disposal of residential storm debris will end Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Effective Nov. 20, hours for free disposal of residential storm debris will be as follows:

Monday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 - closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 23 - closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 24 - closed for Thanksgiving
Saturday, Nov. 25 - closed for Thanksgiving

Sunday, closed

Monday - Friday, Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Waiving of residential tipping fees ending Dec. 2
Because Sarasota County and its debris removal contactors have nearly completed the first pass for Hurricane Irma vegetative storm debris, the waiving of the residential tipping fees for storm-related vegetative debris offered at the Central County landfill will end Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. All normal fees and charges will resume Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.

Landfill operating hours are:

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: closed

Debris collection pausing in observance of Thanksgiving
Because Sarasota County and its debris removal contactors have nearly completed the first pass of Hurricane Irma vegetative storm debris, storm debris collection will pause for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no vegetative storm debris collection Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26.

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.

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


Disposal Rates/Tipping Fees



Solid Waste

$7.50 minimum (up to 240lbs)

Construction & Demolition Debris

$16.32/cubic yard for all vehicles
(lesser of the two)

Waste Tire

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

Yard Waste

$5 minimum (up to 240lbs)

Vehicle Weighing

$5/each (documentation)




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

Rates effective Oct. 1, 2014

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 form to the Special Waste Disposal Coordinator for approval before bringing the material to the Sarasota County landfill.

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.

*For each load of asbestos brought to the Sarasota County landfill, haulers must complete a Waste Shipment Record form 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 must also be completed and returned to the appropriate agency.

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

Hours of Operation

Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex
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.

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

Public Access Map to Landfill (Monday-Friday)

Public Access Map to Landfill (Saturday)

NOTE: All customers unloading items by hand need to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. 


For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000. To schedule a curbside pickup for electronics disposal, contact Waste Management at 941-493-4100.