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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Before the Storm

Before the Storm

Tree Pruning

Properly pruning trees and shrubs before a hurricane approaches can reduce the debris generated during a storm. Proper tree pruning also increases the likelihood that a tree can weather a storm. Make sure to consult or hire a certified and licensed arborist prior to pruning trees.

For more information on proper tree pruning for hurricane season, visit Hurricane Preparation webpage or call 311.

Do not begin any pruning during a Hurricane Watch or Warning.

Trash Disposal

Dispose of household and yard trash before a storm threatens. Miami-Dade County residents and visitors have three options for managing household and yard trash prior to a storm:

  • Dispose of small trash items and yard waste with your twice-weekly garbage collection service. If you receive automated waste cart service, all waste must fit in the green waste cart and the lid must close. If you receive manual collection service, small trash items may be set out in bags, cans or bundles with your household garbage. Items should weigh no more than 50 lbs. each and bundles of trash should measure no more than 4 ft. in length.
  • Schedule a bulky waste pickup before a storm threatens by calling 311 or visiting the Request Bulky Waste Pickup webpage. Remember, you must schedule your pickup first before placing trash at the right-of-way.
  • Drop off trash at one of 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs). Residents who receive waste collection services from Miami-Dade County can dispose of tree cuttings and other household trash at one of Miami-Dade County’s 13 TRCs. Centers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

If you do not receive waste collection services from Miami-Dade County, please contact your city for more information about waste removal services.

Do not begin cleanup activities or place trash on the curb during a Hurricane Watch or Warning.

Home Chemical Collection Centers

Take hazardous home chemicals – oil based paints, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc. – to one of the County's two Home Chemical Collection Centers.


  • 8831 NW 58 Street, Miami
  • 23707 SW 97 Avenue, Gate B, Miami


These centers are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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