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.
News & Events
Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Management customers who receive a bill or invoice for waste collection-related services can pay their bill online.
The Wolbachia Innovative Mosquito Control Program has released male mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia into a small area of South Miami.
Free mulch is now available for Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management residential waste service area customers, while supplies last.
To prevent the bite and spread of disease by mosquitoes, remember to drain standing water and cover doors, windows, porches and patios with screens.
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.
A landscaper permit is required for anyone engaged in the business of creating or maintaining landscaped areas, including tree trimming and tree removal.
A permit is required for anyone principally or partially engaged in the selling, trading or otherwise transferring of 5 or more new, used or waste tires.
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.
We own and operate three landfills and three Regional Transfer Stations for waste disposal. The Department also own the Resources Recovery Facility where waste is converted into energy that is used to power the plant and exported to the power grid.
We issue permits to general haulers, landscapers and tire generators.
Other responsibilities under Chapter 15 of the Miami-Dade County Code include issuing warnings and citations for waste-related code violations.
We also provide countywide mosquito prevention and control services.