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Community Cleanup returns June 12 to Lake Sarasota area

It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Lake Sarasota area from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12.

Dumpsters will be available at the following location:

  • Sarasota Baptist Church, 7091 Proctor Road, Sarasota.

Sarasota County staff will require vehicles to queue at this site in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, county staff will not be able to handle any materials brought to the site due to CDC health and safety guidelines. Masks are also required.

Hazardous waste, auto parts, commercial printers, and tires over 26 × 16, will not be accepted at the listed location. However, these materials may be taken to the Sarasota County Chemical Collection Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. The centers are located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; and 250 S. Jackson Road, Venice.

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