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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

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

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

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

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Download the 311 Direct mobile application to report your problem.

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Homeowners associations should be ready for debris removal after a hurricane

Solid Waste requires communities with homeowners associations to have a Right of Entry agreement completed in order to remove hurricane debris.

Learn how to compost - your garden will thank you the most

Composting is a great way to utilize items that would normally end up in a landfill. Attend a free home composting workshop and receive a free compost bin.

Help the planet and your wallet by detoxing your home

Identify which household chemicals are hazardous and dispose of them safely at two Home Chemical Collection Centers.

Extra extra! Read all about A La Cart recycling

Quarterly newsletter is available in English, Spanish and Creole.

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.

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