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> Thanksgiving service schedule: Waste and recycling services will take place as normally scheduled. Disposal facilities will remain open Nov. 27-28. Administrative offices will close Nov. 27-28. 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.
Home composting workshops coming soon
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.
Workshops will soon be offered to teach proper techniques and management.
- Read about home composting
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!
- 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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