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The City of Miramar Florida

PUBLIC WORKS – SOLID WASTE

GARBAGE COLLECTION

To avoid interruption with your curbside collection service, the following rules should apply:

Place cart for collection within (5) feet of the street by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick up day.

Make sure arrows on lid are pointed toward the street. Items in garbage cart should not extend above the rim by more than a few inches.

Non Waste Pro containers, paper bags, cardboard boxes, recycling bins and oil drums cannot be used as garbage containers, and will not be collected.

Branches, limbs and other vegetative items must be placed in the Waste Pro container or put out with your scheduled monthly bulk pickup.

Oil, paints, insecticides, chemicals, automotive parts, batteries, tires, Medical waste including hypodermic needles and syringes and hazardous waste will not be collected. Click on the Household Hazardous Waste tab for further disposal information.

If your cart needs to be repaired or replaced cart due to theft, damage or destroyed, please e-mail us to order a trash cart, please provide a brief summary of reasoning.

If you experience a “missed pickup” on your collection day, or have any questions, please call Waste Pro at (954) 967-4200 or e-mail Customer Service Please include name, address, phone number and nature of your call.

Need to know your collection day, check the Collection Zone Map for your corresponding curbside solid waste collection schedule.

Residents, who have a garbage pick-up schedule in the fourth (4th) week of the month, please note this may not necessarily be the last week of the month since some months may contain five (5) weeks. Please check your calendar to ensure the correct pick-up date.

RECYCLE IN MIRAMAR

To avoid interruption with your curbside recycling collection service, the following rules should apply.

Starting on July 1, 2013, the City of Miramar and Toter, Inc. delivered brand new recycle carts to most homes receiving curbside solid waste and recycling collection service. Residents began using the 64 gallon wheeled carts on August 1 as an enhancement of the bins that were previously in use. City Commission approved a Blue 64-gallon wheeled cart as the new standard for collecting recyclables.

The method is designed to increase the amount of recyclables collected curbside by making recycling easier and more convenient for our residents. This new program expects no changes in the collection schedule.

In addition, the program will:

Residents who wish to begin the recycle program can order a recycling bin/cart. (some exceptions apply)

The City of Miramar provides home delivery service of recycle bins/carts and delivery takes approximately 72 hours. Residents are entitled to one recycle bin/cart, and one replacement bin/cart free of charge.

Place recyclable bin/cart(s) within (5) feet of the street by 7 a.m. on the scheduled pick up day.

All recyclable items can be commingled in the recycle bin/cart. All corrugated cardboard should be broken down or folded to maximize available space.

Newspapers should be placed in a paper bag or tied to prevent windblown litter and contamination; and then put in the recycle bin/cart.

Do not put any items in the recycle bin/cart that are not specified as part of the recycling program, otherwise the bin/cart will not be collected.

If you experience a “missed pick-up” on your collection day, or have any questions please contact Waste Pro at (954) 967-4200 or e-mail Customer Service. Please include name, address, phone number and nature of your call.

Please check the Collection Zones Map for your corresponding curbside recycling collection date. (place Collection Zone link here) Residents, who have a recycle pick-up schedule in the fourth (4th) week of the month, please note this may not necessarily be the last week of the month since some months may contain five (5) weeks.

Please check your calendar to ensure the correct pick-up date.

Roll-out Recycling carts new City standard for curbside Recyclables

Starting on July 1, 2013,the City of Miramar and Toter, Inc. delivered brand new recycle carts to most homes receiving curbside solid waste and recycling collection service.  Residents began using the 64 gallon wheeled carts on August 1 as an enhancement of the bins that were previously in use. City Commission approved a Blue 64-gallon wheeled cart as the new standard for collecting recyclables.

The method is designed to increase the amount of recyclables collected curbside by making recycling easier and more convenient for our residents.  This new program expects no changes in the collection schedule. 

In addition, the program will:

  • Make recycling easier and more convenient
  • Allow residents to streamline their recycling efforts by placing all acceptable items into one container
  • Increase collection capacity by 3.5 times
  • Provide for larger bulkier recyclables that may be difficult to break down such as cardboard boxes and plastic laundry bottles
  • Include a permanently affixed description of acceptable items
  • Increase participation and improve our recycling outcome by recycling more
  • Reduce the amount of materials that gets buried or burned

For more information, please View Recycle Cart FAQs or call Ralph Trapani, Solid Waste Manager, 954-883-6832 | ratrapani@ci.miramar.fl.us

RECYCLE DO NOT RECYCLE
newspaper
corrugated cardboard
clear, green and brown glass containers
steel, bimetal and aluminum cans
#1 thru #7 plastic containers
drink "juice" boxes
milk and juice containers
Catalogs & magazines
Junk Mail
Office paper
Soft-Covered Books
File Folders
Soda & Beer Cartons
Crushed Cereal Boxes
Shoe Boxes
Tissue Boxes
Rice & Macaroni Boxes

plastic bags
aluminum foil
aluminum trays
pie plates
margarine tubs
light bulbs
plate glass
broken glass
mirrors
used oil
paint
pesticide
chemical containers
Remove all caps and lids
Please do not place recyclable in plastic bag

Please note that the City of Miramar allows all recycled items to be places in the same recycle bin. All the recycled items need to fit inside the bin. All cardboard or large boxes need to be cut up to fit inside the bin. Email us to Order a Recycle Bin

BULK AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION
To avoid interruption with your curbside bulk collection service, the following rules apply:

Bulk Trash will be picked up (12) times per year, once per month on your scheduled collection day. Residents, who have a bulk trash pick-up schedule on the fourth (4th) week of the month, please note this may not necessarily be the last week of the month since some months may contain five (5) weeks. Please check your calendar to ensure the correct pick-up date.

Bulk items include household goods such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances (white goods), carpet and padding. It also includes unbundled yard waste such as tree trimmings, branches and palm fronds, lumber, fencing and metal poles no longer than six feet in length (large tree trunks must be cut into half or quarter pieces depending on size not to exceed forty (40) pounds,.

Place all items for collection within (5) feet of the street by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day to ensure pick-up.

Bulk items must be placed curbside in a neat and orderly manner.

Do not place bulk items for collection within three (3) feet of a mailbox, utility pole, vehicle, tree, or other damageable property.

Bulk waste must be generated by the resident where the bulk is collected. Bulk waste will not be collected if it is generated by anyone other than the resident of the home. Contractor Generated materials will not be collected.

Unacceptable Bulk Items include: roofing material, tile, concrete, bricks, stones, automotive body parts, engines, transmissions, batteries, used oil, paint, insecticides, chemicals and hazardous waste will not be collected.

Do not place items in front of a vacant lot or home, they will not be collected. This is considered illegal dumping and subject to prosecution.

Remodeling your home or performing a cleanup – Waste Pro offers special curbside collection or 10, 20, 30 or 40 yd. containers. Call (954) 967-4200 for cost estimate.

If you experience a “missed pick-up” on your collection day, or have any questions please call Waste Pro at – (954) 967-4200 or e-mail Customer Service.

For disposal of household appliances containing Freon gas (A/C, refrigerators), the compressor unit must be purged of Freon gas by a certified professional. The release of Freon Gas presents an environmental hazard to the atmosphere. Units not certified and documented as being purged of Freon gas will be picked up for a charge of $25 to the resident. Waste Pro is charged a $25 disposal fee, by Federal law, for units not purged of Freon gas.

Residents who missed their allocated bulk pick-up date and would like a special pick-up scheduled, may have a pick-up at charge. For rate information, you may contact Waste Pro @ (954) 967-4200.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Effective October 1, 2013, the Trash Transfer and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off stations in West Park, Pompano Beach and Davie are no longer available to Miramar residents. In its place, the City of Miramar, in partnership with our collection hauler Waste Pro, and Disposal Contractor Sun Bergeron J.V., established Annual and Monthly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics Waste (E-Waste) drop-off events. These multiple events are open to City of Miramar residents free of charge with proof of residency (driver’s license and utility bill). Enjoy convenient drive-thru service, where on-site staff will unload your materials; you are requested to remain in your vehicle. We ask that you keep the hazardous waste products in their original containers, or to label them clearly. All lids must be sealed tightly to prevent any leakage. Please click here for more details for the monthly drop-off events.

Monthly Drop-Off Event Information

Event hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Event dates
First Saturday of each Month

Location
Waste Pro Operating Facility
17302 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33029
(954) 967-4200

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SOLID WASTE

State of Florida Recycling Homepage
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/recycling/

Additional Recycling information resources
Batteries: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/batteries/
Pharmaceuticals: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/medications/
Used oil programs: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/used_oil/
Waste Tires: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/tires/default.htm

Batteries Confused about all the types of batteries? This guidance explains how to properly dispose of various batteries commonly used around the home. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/publications/shw/batteries/Battery-Fact-Sheet_03Feb10.pdf

Used car oil collection centers
Are you a do it yourselfer, and want to recycle your used car oil? Click here to find a list of collection centers that accept used oil from the public. It is searchable by county, zip or city, just fill in one of the search categories, and click the PUOCC Search button, to find local collection centers. http://appprod.dep.state.fl.us/www_rcra/Reports/puocc_query.asp

Sharps Disposal helpful links and Programs information
Sharps drop off or mail back programs through retailers
Please check with your Doctor’s office, local supermarket, drugstore or pharmacy to see if they sell sharps compliance postage paid envelope(s).
Materials are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service to a licensed facility for safe destruction. By law these facilities cannot accept controlled substances – illegal drugs or certain prescription medications that are regulated by the government.

Local and State Sharps Disposal Programs
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/medications/
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/community/biomedical/sharps.htm
http://www.browardchd.org/environmental/BiomedicalWasteSharpsDisposal.aspx
http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/biomedical-waste/needle-collection-programs.html

Broward County used Sharps depository program Information, to view the flyer please click here 20 kb

Prescription medicine disposal information
Please do not flush your medicines down the toilet or down the drain. Use a disposal site or collection event when available or dispose of old medications in the trash.

EARTH911 has a website and app that tells you where to recycle just about anything g on your community.

FAQ’s SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

1. What can I place in my trash cart?
Trash generated in the home should be bagged and tied closed before placing in the cart. Bags keep your cart cleaner and minimize odors. Please do not place coals or hot ashes, dirt or rocks, large bulk items, medical waste (sharps, syringes or prescriptions), hazardous waste or recyclable items in the garbage cart. Do not overfill the carts. The lids should remain closed to assure proper collection, help prevent windblown litter, and help to control odor and varmints. A good practice is to periodically rinse out your cart.

2. Does the City provide service for disabled residents?
Please call the City of Miramar, Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division, to request special service if you, and all other occupants of the residence are disabled. (954) 883-6832.

3. What do I do with large or heavy items for disposal?
Solid waste too big, bulky, or heavy to fit into the trash cart is considered bulk trash and should be placed out for collection on your scheduled Bulk collection day.

4. What do I do with appliances when they have been replaced?
Typically, the location you buy appliance items from offers free removal. If they do not; you can place white good materials such as stoves, washers, refrigerators, and other large appliances curbside for removal on your scheduled bulk-collection day.

5. Where do I put my household recyclables?
Residents should use the blue recycling cart for recyclables collection.

6. When do I place my cart for collection?
Collection cart(s) should be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Carts should be at least 3-5 feet away from your utilities boxes, mail- box, trees, gas or water meters, fire hydrants, cars, sprinkler heads, or any other damageable property. If you have an extenuating circumstance and need help with determining the proper placement of your collection carts, please contact Waste Pro for assistance at (954) 967-4200. Do not leave the cart on the street where it may be stolen or damaged.

7. How do I find out when my collection days are?
You can find out your trash, recycling, and bulk collection schedule by clicking on the Collection Zone Map. You may also call the City of Miramar Customer Service Team at 954.602.HELP/4357, or Waste Pro USA at (954) 967-4200 for recycling, garbage, or bulk collection days.

8. What happens if I/we move, what do I do with the cart(s)?
The carts belong to the City of Miramar, and shall remain at the residence.

9. How often do we receive collection services?
Household trash is collected twice per week on your scheduled collection days. Recycling is picked up once per week on your schedule collection day. Bulk items are removed once per month on your scheduled bulk collection day.

10. What do we do about parking on our scheduled collection days?
Please do your best to accommodate the service vehicles by parking in a manner that provides safe access to the collection carts. If a vehicle is blocking (preventing) the safe collection of your carts, then the driver will not provide collection services at that time and you will not receive collection service. To ensure the servicing of your carts, all carts should be placed at least 3 feet from vehicles, trees, or any damageable property.

11. My cart has been stolen, damaged or destroyed, what do I do?
The collection carts are property of the City of Miramar and must not be modified, altered, abused or altered. If your cart has been damaged, the following applies: If the damage is your fault, you will be required to pay for a replacement. For example, any cart that is destroyed by hot ashes or coals shall be the responsibility of the customer, and it shall be replaced at the customer’s expense. If the collection contractor damages your cart it will be replaced at no charge. Do not leave the cart on the street where it may be stolen or damaged.

12. How do I get rid of household hazardous waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) such as paint, motor oil or computer monitors?
Do not place HHW or E-Waste (flammables, paint, poisons, motor oil, etc.) inside the cart. Contact the City of Miramar, Customer Service Response Team (CSRT) at 954-602-HELP/4357, for proper disposal information. Please click here for available HHW and E-Waste disposal options.

SOLID WASTE SERVICE COSTS

Exhibits 1-5 in the Portfolio are copies of the franchise agreements between the city of Miramar and Waste Pro for Solid Waste and Recycling Services.

Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2

Exhibit 3

Exhibit 4

Exhibit 5

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