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For Immediate Release:
December 31, 2012

Media Contact:
Gayle Love
loveg@miamidade.gov
305-514-6607

Frank Calderon
fcald@miamidade.gov
305-514-6751



Your first 2013 New Year's resolution: Recycle your Christmas tree!


(MIAMI, December 31, 2012) – Residents who receive curbside waste collection service from Miami-Dade County can recycle their Christmas trees by taking them to one of the County’s 13 Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs) or two Home Chemical Collection Centers.  

All trees brought in for recycling must be free of tree stands, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations.  The trees will be converted into mulch, available free to residents on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-January, 2013. 

Trees can be brought in for recycling to one of the locations listed below: 

Trash and Recycling Centers (open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) 

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

Home Chemical Collection Centers (open seven days a week for tree drop off only, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

  • West Miami-Dade: 8831 N.W. 58th St.
  • South Miami-Dade: 23707 SW 97th Ave., Gate-B

Christmas Tree Mulch Availability

Christmas tree mulch will be available at the following six locations beginning in mid-January 2013, for residents to pick up using their own bags or containers, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. 

  • West Perrine - 16651 SW 107 Ave.
  • Eureka Drive - 9401 SW 184 St.
  • Moody Drive - 12970 SW 268 St. 
  • Sunset Kendall - 8000 SW 107 Ave.
  • West Little River - 1830 NW 79 St.
  • North Dade Landfill - 21500 NW 47 Ave.  

Other Disposal Options

Residents who choose not to drop off their Christmas tree have the following two options: 

  1. Residents may cut the tree into smaller pieces and place it inside their green waste cart for collection on any of their regularly scheduled waste collection days.  The tree must fit entirely inside the waste cart.  Trees placed next to the waste cart cannot be collected by the automated waste collection truck.
  2. For those residents who cannot drop off their Christmas tree for recycling or cut it in pieces and place it in their waste cart, the tree may be placed at the curbside no later than Monday, January 7, 2013, and it will be picked up.  Customers are asked to be patient as tree collection crews will be covering a great deal of territory.  Christmas trees placed at the curbside after January 7th will not be picked up and must either be dropped off or placed in the green waste cart for collection as described above. 

For more information, click www.miamidade.gov/publicworks or call 3-1-1. 


 

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