Neighborhood Services

 

Recycling

  • Ever since we simplified curbside recycling in 2008, nearly

    2x as many people

     recycle nearly twice as much material.
     
  • In December 2009, residents recycled a record-breaking

    5,780 tons of material.

     This was the highest monthly tonnage collected since curbside recycling was introduced in Miami-Dade County in 1990.

Water & Sewer

 
  • Our Water & Sewer Department has kept water rates almost

    50 percent cheaper

     than projected just four years ago, even as we improve the system.
     
  • Our drinking water made Forbes.com's

    top 10 list

     for clean drinking water nationwide. It ranked fourth out of 77 metropolitan statistical areas.
     
  • 312 million

      -- that's the number of gallons the County provides to residents & businesses in an average day!

Garbage / Solid Waste

 
  • The Department of Solid Waste's highly reliable waste collection service continues to boast a monthly complaint rate of only 2 complaints per

    10,000 households

     serviced.
     
  • Remember waiting up to three weeks for bulky waste pickup? Our Solid Waste Management department now averages 6 days for a pickup.
     
  • Our Solid Waste Department saved more than

    $2.7 million

     in budgeted overtime costs in the administrative and operations divisions.
     
  • In 2010, we collected approximately

    2.5 million pounds

     of electronic waste (e-waste) from County residents.
     
  • The County's waste-to-energy Resource Recovery Facility processed

    1.5 millions tons

     of garbage and trash into fuel which is used to generate electricity to power the on-site operation and provide for the annual electrical needs of 

    50,000

     households.

Building and Neighborhood Compliance

 
  • By implementing the Chinese Drywall Permit Expedite Program that features reduced permitting fees and processing times, the Building and Neighborhood Compliance Department has saved residents time and reduced permitting, plan review and inspection costs by nearly

    60 percent.

     

Other

 
  • Across Miami-Dade, we have more than

    1,500 illuminated street signs

    , making driving at night easier and safer.
     
  • We maintain more than

    20,000 street lights

    and coordinate more than

    2,800 traffic signals

     every day.
     
  • We've planted

    383,000 new trees

     since 2006.
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