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>Welcome Opa-Locka residents! The Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management is pleased to welcome residents of the City of Opa-Locka to our service. As our customer, you will enjoy a variety of waste collection services including our automated curbside garbage collection service, curbside bulky waste collection and access to the Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers. Please refer to the letter you received with your new cart for your new garbage collection days; please be sure your green waste cart is placed on the curbside no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day. For more information, browse our web pages, read our Waste Service Guide or call 311.

Bulky Waste

Each household is entitled to two bulky waste pickups from January 1st to December 31st of each year, of up to 25 cubic yards each.

Drain and cover

Learn how to protect yourself properly from the potentially serious diseases that mosquitoes may carry. Know why drain and cover can go a long way. More.

Report Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a serious crime that can harm our environment and make our neighborhoods look bad.

To report an illegal dumping site on public or private property:

  • Report it online
  • Call 3-1-1
  • Use 311Direct app


Recycle This, Not That!

Did you know there are many items you can--and can't--recycle in Miami-Dade County's recycling program?  learn more through our new campaign, Recycle This, Not That!"

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management provides waste collection and recycling services to more than 300,000 households in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and eight municipalities, including Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach, as well as mosquito control for Miami-Dade County.


Mosquito Workshops

You can attend a series of mosquito workshops held throughout our community to learn more about efforts to control the mosquito population. We'll also discuss mosquito breeding prevention and steps you can take around your own home.  Mark your calendar and visit a workshop near you, there will be a lot of useful information covered. Together, we can fight the bite!

Mosquito Control

The County is using the most effective methods, techniques, equipment and products to control the mosquito population. We want to enhance your quality of life and reduce the possibility of mosquito-transmitted disease. 

 Miami-Dade County residents that experience a mosquito biting nuisance can request a residential inspection online by visiting the 311 Direct Website

New rules for disposing mattresses

If you are disposing of an old mattress as part of a bulky waste pickup, it must be fully encased in a plastic mattress bag or sleeve and sealed first.

New web application helps haulers with Disposal Facility Fee reporting requirements

Solid Waste Management is launching a new web application to help permitted private haulers accurately determine the Disposal Facility Fee (DFF) Area as defined in Section 15-1(r) of the Miami-Dade County Code. The interactive web application allows haulers to enter a service address to determine DFF applicability and displays the physical location of the property. Additional features of the new app include the ability to print a search record and access to an online map that displays the location of all Solid Waste Management facilities.

While the Department of Solid Waste Management has done its best to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on the DFFA map and the web application, each private hauler remains responsible for ensuring that DFF eligible service accounts are included in monthly DFF reports and payments.

Prevent Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a serious crime that can harm our environment and make our neighborhoods look bad. Learn how to report it online, and ways to properly dispose of your trash without dumping illegally.

Keeping your recycling cart happy

Get a refresher on what to recycle to keep your cart happy.

How recycling makes a difference

Thanks to your enthusiastic participation, Miami-Dade County’s single-stream recycling program is having quite a positive impact on our environment. Take a look at our Recycling Happy Facts and learn more about how your recycling efforts are making a difference!

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