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For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2012

Media Contact:
Gayle Love

Frank Calderon

Hurricane Season preparation tips from the Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department

(MIAMI, June 20, 2012) – The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department (PWWM) urges residents to get rid of unwanted trash before a storm threatens.  PWWM service area* residents can dispose of household trash, bulky items and tree cuttings at one of 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers located throughout Miami-Dade County.  These sites are open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Following is a list of Trash and Recycling Center addresses:

  • North Dade, 21500 NW 47 Avenue
  • Norwood, 19901 NW 7 Avenue
  • Palm Springs North, 7870 NW 178 Street
  • Golden Glades, 140 NW 160 Street
  • West Little River, 1830 NW 79 Street
  • Snapper Creek, 2200 SW 117 Avenue
  • Sunset Kendall, 8000 SW 107 Avenue
  • Chapman Field, 13600 SW 60 Avenue
  • Richmond Heights, 14050 Boggs Drive
  • West Perrine, 16651 SW 107 Avenue
  • Eureka Drive, 9401 SW 184 Street
  • South Miami Heights, 20800 SW 117 Court
  • Moody Drive, 12970 SW 268 Street

Residents can also utilize their twice-yearly bulky waste pickup service.  The Department will collect up to 25 cubic yards of household trash, yard waste and other bulky items twice per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).   Before placing items at the curbside for collection, residents must schedule a pickup by calling 3-1-1, the County’s Answer Center, or by requesting a pickup online at

"We encourage residents to complete tree pruning and other cleanup activities before a weather event is a threat," said PWWM Director Kathleen Woods-Richardson.  "Residents that schedule a bulky waste pickup when a tropical storm or hurricane threat is imminent may not receive this service prior to the storm," added Woods-Richardson.

For more information on hurricane season preparation tips or for questions about waste services, residents should call 3-1-1, or visit the Department’s website at

(*The PWWM Department provides curbside waste collection and recycling services to households in the unincorporated service area and the cities of Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and Sunny Isles Beach.)


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