Home > Emergency Management > Hurricane Guide > Before a Hurricane > Prepare Waste Disposal

Prepare Waste Disposal

  • Dispose of your household and yard trash before a storm.
  • If you receive waste collection services from Miami-Dade County, schedule a bulky waste pickup online before a storm threatens or by calling 311. Miami-Dade County solid waste customers can dispose of tree cuttings and other household trash at any of the 13 neighborhood trash and recycling centers.
  • All County residents can take hazardous home chemicals - oil-based paints, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc. - to one of two home chemical collection centers.
  • Landscapers and residents should not blow grass clippings onto sidewalks, streets and storm drains, which can lead to street flooding. Instead, they should be bagged or blown back onto the lawn where they can serve as natural mulch.
  • Secure your trash and recycling carts in a garage, utility shed or covered patio.
  • Do not begin any tree pruning or cleanup activities, or place trash on the curb, during a tropical storm or hurricane watch or warning.

If you do not receive waste collection services from Miami-Dade County, contact your city for information about waste removal services.