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Plastic waste generated in coastal regions like Miami-Dade County is most at risk of entering our oceans, and each year 11 million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in our bays, on our beaches and in our ocean.

The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management, has proposed a new ordinance regarding requirements for the maintenance of septic systems, also known as On-Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS).

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Businesses in Miami-Dade County can now participate in Plastic Free 305, a new voluntary program for businesses committed to reducing and eliminating single-use plastics from their day-to-day operations.

The fertilizer ordinance is applied to fertilizer applicators and anyone who performs landscape management. The ordinance has specific rules for when, how much and where you can fertilize, how grass clippings and vegetative matter are to be handled, and what training is required for your business.

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