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The Miami-Dade County Portal will be undergoing maintenance starting at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and for all of Sunday, May 4. Intermittent outages may be experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience as we improve our online services.

Important Message

> Christmas Day service schedule:

  • There is no waste and recycling service on Dec. 25.
  • Customers with waste service scheduled on Dec. 25 will instead have it picked up Dec. 29.
  • Customers with recycling service scheduled on Dec. 25 will instead have it picked up Dec. 27.
  • All disposal facilities and administrative facilities will be closed.
  • Read the news release.

Drain and cover

It's the summer rainy season in Miami-Dade County, and mosquitoes are here. Learn to protect yourself and property from the potentially serious diseases they carry. Know why drain and cover can go a long way.

SunPass comes to Rickenbacker, Venetian Causeways

All tolls on the Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways are now collected electronically via SunPass. C-Pass transponders or cash are no longer accepted.

The many ways to recycle

Miami-Dade County makes it easy for you to improve the environment with its recycling program. Do it at your home or office, and learn everything you need about recycling.

Bulky Waste Pickup service changes

Starting Oct. 1, 2013, customers who receive full residential waste collection services from the Department can request bulky waste service for up to 25 cubic yards three times through Dec. 31, 2014, as part of the schedule change to calendar year service.

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.

Home composting workshops coming soon

Home compostingHome 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.

Workshops will soon be offered to teach proper techniques and management.

Next phase of Miami Avenue Bridge project underway

Phase II of the Miami Avenue Bridge improvement project focuses on southbound construction, but will affect traffic and pedestrian access in both directions of South Miami Avenue over and near the Miami River.

Southbound lanes are closed, and northbound lanes from Phase I of the project have reopened. Construction work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night and weekend activity is also possible.

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.

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!

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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