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.
County floodplain management plan available for review
The Miami-Dade County floodplain management plan — known as the 2013 Annual Progress Report for the Local Mitigation Strategy — is available for public review.
Comments can be submitted until Jan. 15, 2014 by email at email@example.com or by calling the Stormwater Planning Division at 305-372-6529.
West Bridge lane closures
The demolition and reconstruction of West Bridge Phase 1 has begun and nightly lane closures are required to facilitate loading and unloading of materials.
These lane closures are in effect from 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. each day. Due to the close proximity of the bridge to the Rickenbacker Causeway toll plaza, it will be necessary to close the fourth and fifth lanes in the toll plaza each night. Three toll lanes will remain open during these times and one eastbound traffic lane will be available across the West Bridge.
Construction for Phase 1 of the West Bridge is scheduled to be complete at the end of January 2014.
In addition, the pedestrian and bike path located on the west side underneath the West Bridge remains closed.
County recycling program surpasses 60,000 tons for the fourth straight year
For the fourth straight fiscal year, residents in the County's single-stream recycling program recycled more than 60,000 tons of materials.
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.
What this means is that each service area household will be entitled to two bulky waste pickups of up to 25 cubic yards each during the calendar year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31). To ease the transition to the new calendar year schedule, each household will receive one extra bulky waste pickup from Oct. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014.
Venetian Causeway toll prices have increased
Effective Oct. 15, tolls on the Venetian Causeway increased for all motorists paying with cash.
- See the Venetian Causeway toll rates
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!
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