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Construction on the West Bridge and Bear Cut Bridge will bring critical repairs and additions of bicycle and pedestrian pathways to this portion of the Rickenbacker Causeway.

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.

Home Chemical Collection

Miami-Dade County handles tons and tons of your household waste every year – but there are certain things you shouldn’t toss away in your regular trash. Some of these items, however, can be dropped off at a Home Chemical Collection Center.

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.

New weight restrictions on Venetian Causeway bridges in effect; modified bus service available

Weight limits have been lowered to 11 tons on the Venetian Causeway. The weight limit on the West Venetian Bascule Bridge has been lowered to five tons.

Modified bus service is available. Patrons can board the regular bus stops along the Venetian. Due to weight limits, the small bus cannot go to and from the Omni bus terminal.

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.

Westbound lanes of Bear Cut Bridge now open

The Bear Cut Bridge’s two westbound lanes are now open. Eastbound traffic construction and nightly lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. have resumed. One vehicular lane of traffic will be open in each direction.

In addition, the West Bridge is open to traffic, but several lanes of the Rickenbacker Causeway Toll Plaza are closed to prepare for the installation of SunPass equipment.

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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