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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Contamination and Cleanup

Interim Site Assessment Guidance - Meeting Notice

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Division of Environment Resources Management (DERM) will host a Public Technical Webinar to discuss the Site Assessment
Guidance for Former Agricultural Sites in Miami-Dade County on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 9 a.m. — 12 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually only utilizing communications media technology. Read more.

Abandoned Drums

The most common crime against the environment that we experience in Miami-Dade County is abandonment of drums or similar containers. These drums of toxic chemicals are "abandoned" by people who, most likely, are attempting to avoid the cost of proper and safe disposal.


Brownfield sites are generally abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination.

Hazardous Waste

Learn about the characteristics of hazardous waste.

Industry Guides

Read a variety of industry guides to stay in compliance with hazardous waste guidelines.

Solid Waste Sites: Landfills and Lakefills

Solid waste sites can include landfills that handle typical domestic solid waste; landfills that handle construction and demolition materials; and lakefills.

Storage Tanks

A storage tank can be described as an enclosed stationary container or structure that is designed or used to store regulated substances.

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