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A variety of convenient waste collection and recycling services are provided to more than 320,000 households in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and eight municipalities. The Department also owns and operates the most technologically advanced waste-to-energy facility in the world. This facility, which is supported by two landfills and a regional transfer system, is the anchor or our countywide disposal system. In all, the disposal system handles more than 1.3 million tons of waste each year.
Starting Waste Service
Information for new homeowners who need to open an account for waste services.
Get important information and useful tips about our automated waste collection service.
Learn about manual waste collection services.
Bulky Waste Pickup
Schedule a pickup by calling 3-1-1 or request one online!
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
Most residents will not require more than one waste or recycling cart. However, you may request an additional waste or recycling cart for the cost of $50.
Report Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping can occur in any neighborhood at any time of the day or night. Never confront an illegal dumper. Instead, write down details like the description of the vehicle, vehicle markings or a license tag number and provide this information when reporting the crime.
If you witness an illegal dumping incident, visit the Report Problems portal and select Illegal Dumping to report it online.
To report an illegal dumping site on public or private property, call 3-1-1.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:01:21 PM
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