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Recycling day change for City of South Miami

City of South Miami residents who receive recycling collection service from Miami-Dade County every other week on alternate Mondays should make note that your new service day effective immediately is Wednesday.

Your next day of recycling collection will be Wednesday, January 5 and your new recycling calendar is available online.

Please continue to use your blue County-issued recycling cart to hold your recyclable items. If your cart is damaged, you would like to change your cart for one of a different size or you would like an additional recycling cart please call 311.

America Recycles Day 

America Recycles Day is November 15. Take the #BeRecycled pledge and learn more.

Recycling

Recyclable Items

Recyclable items from single-family homes are collected once every two weeks.

Recycle at your business.

Business owners must provide a recycling program for their employees and tenants, using the services of a permitted or private recycling hauler.

Condominium and apartment buildings must provide recycling programs.

Look up your next recycling pickup day.

Know how best to dispose of certain household items.

Help your garden grow by recycling food scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

View quarterly recycling newsletter in English.

View quarterly recycling newsletter in Spanish.

View quarterly recycling newsletter in Creole.

Report Problems

You can report recycling concerns online and report a missed pickup.

Call or contact 311.

Download the 311 Direct mobile application to report your problem.

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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, Sunny Isles Beach and Sweetwater. 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.