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Solid Waste Management

Providing our customers with exceptional waste collection, recycling and disposal services that protect, preserve and improve our environment and the quality of life in our community.

Most residential properties receive automated waste pickup two days each week. Place your green waste cart at the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day.

Waste Collection
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Curbside recycling service is provided to single-family homes in service areas within participating cities. Information on the County's requirements for businesses, apartments and condominiums is available.

Recycling
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Get information on sprayings, site inspections, ways to prevent mosquito bites and the most effective methods used to control mosquitoes.

Mosquito Control

Each year, Miami-Dade County residential waste collection households can receive two bulky waste pickups of up to 25 cubic yards each.

Bulky Waste Pickup
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Facilities

Trash and Recycling Centers allow for disposal of larger types of household trash and debris.

Trash and Recycling Centers

Practice responsible recycling. Drop off home chemicals, electronics and more.

Home Chemical Collection Centers

Two landfills are available for private, municipal and County waste haulers.

Landfills

Permitted haulers can deliver garbage and trash to the waste-to-energy facility, where it is turned into refuse derived fuel (RDF).

Resources Recovery Facility

Report Problems

Report Online

Report problems such as illegal dumping and missed garbage or recycling pickups. Also schedule bulky waste pickups online.

Contact 311

311 representatives are available to assist you with all County-related questions.

Download Mobile App

Download the 311 Direct mobile application to report your problem.

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Homeowners Associations: Get ready now for post-hurricane debris removal

In the event of a hurricane that requires post-storm debris collection, the Department of Solid Waste Management requires homeowner associations that manage a community with private roads to have a Right of Entry agreement.

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Help stop illegal dumping in your neighborhood

There is a significant cost associated with illegal dumping, in addition to its negative impact on our neighborhoods. Residents are urged to report illegal dumping.

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Recycle Right - the Simple 5

We all want to do our part when it comes to recycling. However, many of us are not putting the right items in their respective carts. The Simple 5 makes it easy to Recycle Right.

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Permits

General Hauler Permit

A permit is required for anyone in the business of solid waste collection or recyclable materials collection, removal or transport for hire or salvage over the streets or public right-of-way in Miami-Dade County. Permitted private haulers can learn more about the Disposal Facility Fee Area and Disposal Facility Fee requirements here.

Landscaper Permit

This permit is required if a landscaper wants to access the Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers for disposal of clean yard trash or obtain a discounted rates for clean yard trash at any Solid Waste Management disposal facility.

Waste Tire Generator or Hauler Permit

A Waste Tire Generator Permit is required for anyone principally or partially engaged in the selling, trading or otherwise transferring of new, used or waste tires. A Waste Tire Hauler Permit is required for any person transporting 5 or more waste tires for hire within Miami-Dade County.

About Us

Solid Waste Management provides waste collection and recycling services to unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the cities of Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Opa-locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach. Curbside recycling services are also provided to the following cities that have inter-local agreements with Miami-Dade County: El Portal, Florida City, Medley, Miami Beach, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, South Miami, Virginia Gardens and West Miami.

Waste collection is provided twice each week and recycling every other week. Customers can schedule two bulky waste pickups each calendar year and have access to 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers and two Home Chemical Collection Centers.

Solid Waste Management owns and operates three landfills and three Regional Transfer Stations for waste disposal and owns the Resources Recovery Facility where waste is converted into energy that is used to power the plant and exported to the power grid.

Permits for general haulers, landscapers and tire generators are also issued as part of the services.

Other responsibilities under Chapter 15 of the Miami-Dade County Code include issuing warnings and citations for waste-related code violations. 

Solid Waste Management also provides countywide mosquito prevention and control services.