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Recycling is a process that depends on three important steps: collecting, re-manufacturing and purchasing products made with recycled content. Each step is essential for the recycling industry to succeed. Miami-Dade County facilitates the collection process through the following programs.
Damaged or stolen waste and recycling carts
If your waste or recycling cart is damaged in the collection process, call 3-1-1 and Miami-Dade County will repair or replace your cart free of charge.
If either cart is stolen, call the police department (non-emergency number) and obtain a case number. Contact 3-1-1 with the police case number, and a replacement cart will be delivered to you at no charge.
Ordering a new waste or recycling cart
Get information on ordering an additional waste or recycling cart.
Learn what can and what can't be recycled through Miami-Dade County's curbside recycling service, as well as other helpful tips and information about the County's recycling program.
Get Recycling Alerts
You can sign up to receive an e-mail reminder the night before your scheduled recycling pick-up day. Take advantage of this free and easy service by signing up today!
Look up Your Recycling Pickup Day
There are three easy ways to find out your recycling pickup day: use our Community Services GIS application, view the recycling calendars or call 3-1-1.
Miami-Dade County requires all rental property owners and condominium associations to provide recycling programs. Find out what you need to do to comply.
2015 Residential Recycling Calendars
Look up your recycling day, or view the 2015 calendars in Adobe PDF format:
Business owners in Miami-Dade County must provide a recycling program for their employees and tenants, using the services of a permitted hauler or private recycling hauler. Learn the steps to comply with mandatory recycling.
Did you know that many of the products that we use in our homes like oil-based paint, solvents, pesticides and pool chemicals are actually as hazardous as industrial chemicals? When these products are disposed of improperly, they can pollute our drinking water.
Miami-Dade County has a program to collect and recycle used electronic equipment from Miami-Dade residents. Find out how to recycle your used electronic equipment.
Grasscycling is a simple and natural approach to lawn care. Clippings are left on the lawn after mowing to decompose, releasing nutrients back into the soil. Learn how to grasscycle effectively.
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.
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