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We’re making a change to our bulky waste program.

As of Oct. 1, 2013, the Department’s bulky waste pickup service, which has been offered on a fiscal year basis, will now be offered on a calendar year basis. This means that each service area household will be entitled to two bulky waste pickups of up to 25 cubic yards each during the calendar year (January 1 - December 31).

To ease the transition to the new calendar year schedule, each household will receive one extra bulky waste pickup of up to 25 cubic yards from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014, for a total of three pickups during this 15-month period. 

This additional pickup is offered on a one-time only basis and will not recur in future years.

Request Bulky Waste Pickup

Bulky waste collection service is available to residents of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and residents of the municipalities of Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach who receive full residential waste collection services. 

Customers can request bulky waste service by calling 3-1-1 or requesting a bulky waste pickup online. The request for scheduled bulky waste pickup must be made before placing trash at the curbside for collection.

Service availability (October 1, 2013 –December 31, 2014 ONLY)

Each household will receive three bulky waste pickups from October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014 of up to 25 cubic yards each.

If the bulky waste pile exceeds 25 cubic yards and you choose to combine your pickups, anything in excess of 25 cubic yards will exhaust the next available pickup. For example, if you combine two of the pickups into one pickup of up to 50 cubic yards, you will have one pickup remaining for the period of October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014. Combining all three pickups into one pickup of up to 75 cubic yards will exhaust all available bulky waste pickups for the period of October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014.

Duplexes

From October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014, duplexes are entitled to six pickups of up to 25 cubic yards each during the fiscal year (October 1 - September 30).

Duplex owners have the option to combine up to six bulky waste pickups into one pickup of up to 150 cubic yards. Anything in excess of 25 cubic yards per pickup will exhaust the next available pickup. This means that if you set out 35 cubic yards, the additional 10 yards will exhaust pickups #1 and #2. You will then have four pickups remaining.

Pickup service and instructions

Your trash will be collected within one to nine days from the date you indicate you are ready for pickup. Your trash must be placed at the curbside by the day you say it will be ready for pickup, as the collection could occur as early as day one.

Trash should be placed at the curbside adjacent to your residence within 10 feet of the street and at least five feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, utility poles, sprinkler heads and other obstructions that might be damaged by the collection equipment. A 15-foot clearance is required from the ground to the lowest hanging tree branch or power line. Tree limbs should be no more than five feet long.

Other options

If you have used your available bulky waste pickups or you have more than 50 cubic yards for collection, you can use one of the following options to manage your bulky trash:

  • Take your trash to one of the Department's 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers.
  • Inquire about the Department's for-fee bulky waste service. The cost for this service is $23 per cubic yard, and there is a minimum 5-cubic yard charge of $115. An approval form signed by the property owner is required for removal of excess bulky waste.
  • Contact a private hauler to remove the excess trash for a fee

Acceptable & unacceptable Items

Items Allowed

 Items Not Allowed

Furniture
ex. mattresses, sofas, chairs, tables, cabinets and carpets (must be rolled)

Garbage
ex. food and kitchen waste

White Goods or Appliances
ex. stoves, refrigerators, freezers (refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed), water heaters, washing machines, dryers
Large Tires (48" or larger)
House Fixtures
ex. kitchen cabinets, bathtubs, sinks, vanities
Rock, Dirt or Sand
Fences
ex. chain link and picket fences must be rolled and no higher than five feet
Free-flowing Liquids
Tree Cuttings (must be no more than five feet in length) Oil-based Paint
Construction and Demolition Materials
to include steel, concrete, glass, brick, asphalt, roofing material, lumber, drywall and tile (limited to less than one cubic yard, a pile slightly larger than a washing machine).
Household Chemicals
Electronic Equipment
ex. TVs and computers (residents are strongly encouraged to take all electronic equipment to one of the two Home Chemical Collection Centers or one of the selected Trash & Recycling Centers (TRC) that accept electronic equipment.
Auto Parts
Disabled Power Tools
ex. lawnmowers (they must be completely free of fluids such as motor oil or gasoline).
Central air units, fiberglass used for insulation

Tires
With the following limitations and conditions:

  • No more than four tires, without rims
  • Tires must be smaller than 48" in diameter
  • Tires must not be mixed in with your bulky waste pile but rather they should be placed to the side of the pile so the driver can see them

Any single item weighing more than 150 pounds
 

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