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Drain and cover

Learn how to protect yourself and property from the potentially serious diseases that mosquitoes 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!"

Bulky waste pickup

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.

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.

Mosquito Control for Kids

Mosquitoes are more than just an everyday nuisance, they can carry dangerous diseases like West Nile and Zika virus. As Florida’s youth head outside to play this summer, we need to protect kids from mosquito bites by teaching them to cover their skin with long clothing and repellant and to Spill the Water! around their home.

Bromeliads and Mosquitoes

Did you know those attractive bromeliads in your garden could be breeding mosquitoes?  Learn more about how you can keep these pesky pests out of your bromeliads.

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.

Revenue Refunding Bonds receive favorable ratings

Miami-Dade County recently received favorable credit ratings from two prestigious rating agencies on $83.755 million Miami-Dade County Solid Waste System Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2015, which priced Dec. 1, 2015. 

The refunding bonds received a credit rating assignment of “A+” with outlook changed from negative to stable from Fitch Ratings, Inc. (Fitch). Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) upgraded the Solid Waste System credit from “A+” to “AA-“ with stable outlook.

Home composting workshops scheduled

Home compostingHome 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.

See the schedule of upcoming workshops and their registration status.


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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