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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.
Flood zones and flooding protection
Miami-Dade County’s unique geographical area makes it susceptible to flooding during major rain events.
Find your property’s flood zone and read about flooding protection.
Weight restrictions on Venetian Causeway bridges in effect; South Beach Local service to Belle Isle resumed
Due to a recent analysis of the Venetian Causeway bridges, the weight limits in effect have been lowered from 15 tons to 11 tons on all bridges except the easternmost bridge to Belle Isle and the West Venetian Bascule Bridge.
The weight limit on the easternmost bridge to Belle Isle has been raised to 16 tons and the limit on the West Venetian Bascule Bridge has been lowered to five tons until intermediate repairs are implemented.
The South Beach Local has resumed regular service to Belle Isle.
Inside the Public Works and Waste Management Department
Maintaining Miami-Dade County's infrastructure including roads, bridges, drainage, and traffic operations isn't an easy feat.
Fortunately, the Public Works and Waste Management Department has it covered. Join us for an inside look at the Public Works side of our Department and the essential role our services play in our daily lives.
Miami Avenue improvements underway
The Miami Avenue Bridge improvement project, on South Miami Avenue over the Miami River, will repair and replace bridge structures and electrical components, while also adding new navigation lighting.
Road closures and detours associated with the project began March 24. Construction over two phases is scheduled to last one year, and work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night and weekend activity is also possible.
Bulky Waste Pickup schedule changes
The Department’s bulky waste pickup service, which has been offered on a fiscal year basis, is now offered on a calendar year basis.
During this transition, each service area household is entitled to a total of three bulky waste pickups of 25 cubic yards each from Oct. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014.
Keeping your cart happy
Need a refresher on what to recycle to keep your cart happy? Check out the video below, and read more!
- Read more about what you can and cannot recycle
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!
Receive Recycling Alerts
Sign up to receive an email reminder the night before your scheduled recycling pickup when you subscribe to miamidade.gov.
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