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Public Works and Waste Management
The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department provides waste collection and recycling services to more than 300,000 households in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and eight municipalities, including Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach.
The department engineers, constructs and maintains the County's roads, bridges, canals, sidewalks, street signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, street lights and stormwater drainage facilities. It maintains landscapes along the public rights-of-way of Miami-Dade County and also provides a mosquito control program.
Miami Beach Community Bike Ride
On October 10, the community is invited to ride from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on a police escorted 4.7 mile ride. The Miami Beach Community Bike Ride will start and end at City Hall 1700 Convention Center Drive on Miami Beach. Citibike will be offering a limited number of bikes for free on a first-come-first-serve basis for the event.
Staff response to requests may be delayed due to recent office fire
Due to damage caused by a recent fire on the 15th floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, some department employees have been relocated within the building.
As a result, some staff may not immediately respond to emails or phone calls. For assistance, please call 305-375-2960 and press option 5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venetian Causeway project underway; west bridge closed to traffic
The demolition and replacement of the Venetian Causeway's west bascule bridge requires the closure of the bridge to vehicular, cycling and pedestrian traffic. Work started June 1, and is expected to last nine months.
Anyone traveling to and from Miami Beach should use the MacArthur or Julia Tuttle Causeways.
The east bascule bridge is closed to marine traffic to ensure vehicular traffic will be able to access and depart from the Venetian Causeway.
- See the project postcard
Home composting workshops scheduled
Home composting of yard waste and select kitchen waste takes materials that could wind up in a landfill and converts it into compost, a useful product for our South Florida gardens. Anything that was a plant can be composted.
See the schedule of upcoming workshops and their registration status.
Public hearing held on proposed increase to special taxing districts’ non-ad valorem assessments
Miami-Dade County residents living in certain special taxing districts may see a proposed rate increase to non-ad valorem assessments. They include:
- Lighting taxing districts
- Security guard taxing districts
- Multipurpose / maintenance taxing districts
For more information, call 305-375-5514.
Keeping your recycling cart happy
Get a refresher on what to recycle to keep your cart happy.
- Read more about what you can and cannot recycle
Next phase of Miami Avenue Bridge project underway
The next phase of the Miami Avenue Bridge improvement project includes the installation of bicycle-friendly grating and other related work focused on the northbound lanes of the bridge.
The project is anticipated to be completed in December.
Construction work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night and weekend activity is also possible.
How recycling makes a difference
Thanks to your enthusiastic participation, Miami-Dade County’s single-stream recycling program is having quite a positive impact on our environment. Take a look at our Recycling Happy Facts and learn more about how your recycling efforts are making a difference!
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