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General Hauler Permits
Any person engaged in the business of solid waste collection, removal or transport for hire or salvage, or any person engaged in the business of recyclable materials collection, removal or transport for hire or salvage is required to hold a General Hauler Permit. The permit allows any person to remove, collect or transport for hire or salvage any solid waste or recyclable material over the streets or public rights-of-way within any unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County.
Permitted General Haulers are required to furnish a public liability policy to the Department and also file with the Department a certificate of insurance for all policies written in the applicant’s name. The applicant shall carry in his own name a policy covering his operations in the County for not less than $300,000 per occurrence for property damage liability and shall maintain vehicle liability insurance covering all vehicles utilized in the business of solid waste collection and disposal in a amount not less than $1 million combined single limit per occurrence.
To apply for or renew a permit, read the FAQ guidelines, complete the General Hauler Permit Application and return it to the Permit Unit. Only applications completed using the current General Hauler Permit Application will be accepted. Every item on the application must be complete or the application will be returned not processed.
For more information, call the Permit Unit at 305-514-6610.
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