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> Trash and recycling pickup will be provided as normal on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Read the news release.
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.
Venetian Causeway bridge project to begin June 1 and affect traffic
The demolition and replacement of the Venetian Causeway's west bascule bridge will cause the bridge to close to all traffic starting June 1. Work 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 will be closed to marine traffic to ensure vehicular traffic will be able to access and depart from the Venetian Causeway.
- See the project postcard
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
Miami Avenue Bridge project deadline moved to December
Phase II of the Miami Avenue Bridge improvement project focuses on southbound construction, but affects traffic and pedestrian access in both directions of South Miami Avenue over and near the Miami River.
The project is anticipated to be completed in December.
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.
First home composting workshop in August
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.
The first workshop, taking place Aug. 8 in Palmetto Bay, will teach attendees proper techniques and management.
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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