The City of Punta Gorda will be changing its residential refuse service from manual collection to semi-automated. In conjunction with the new service method, the City will be purchasing rolling refuse carts for residents. The City will be offering three different sizes.
These changes do not affect residents utilizing dumpsters (multi-family), residential yardwaste, recycling or commercial customers.
In order to receive the cart size of your choice, you will need to make your selection by January 16th, 2018. Otherwise, the standard size 32-gallon cart will automatically be delivered to your residence. The City provided carts can only be used for garbage, not yardwaste or recycling. Sanitation crews will still be picking up the extra items left out for collection. For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 941-575-5050.
There will be no change in collection days; the pick-up schedule will remain the same.