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Roll-out Recycling carts new City standard for curbside Recyclables

Starting on July 1 2013, 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
Collection Zone
Recycle in Miramar

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

  • Residents who wish to begin the recycle program can order a recycling bin/cart. (some exceptions apply)
    The City of Miramar provides at-home delivery service of recycle bins/carts and delivery takes approximately 4-6 weeks. 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, folded or cut to maximize available space.
  • Newspapers should be placed in a paper or plastic bag to prevent windblown litter and contamination; and then put in a recycle bin/cart.
  • If newspapers are placed out on a rainy day, stack the commingled recycle bin on top of the newspaper bin or use a garbage can lid to cover the newspapers. (For communities that utilize recycle bins only)
  • 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 954-967-4200.
    Please check the Collection Zones Map for your corresponding curbside recycling collection date.
    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..
RECYCLE DO NOT RECYCLE
  • newspaper
  • corrugated cardboard
  • clear, green and brown glass containers
  • steel, bimetal and aluminum cans
  • #1, #2, and #3 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
  • trays
  • pie plates
  • margarine tubs
  • light bulbs
  • plate glass
  • broken glass
  • mirrors
  • spray cans
  • used oil
  • paint
  • pesticide
  • chemical containers
  • Remove all caps, lids and straws
  • Do not place recyclable in plastic bag - remove
Hazardous and Electronic 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 download and view the following PDF for more details regarding the monthly drop-off collection events.

Hazardous Waste Collection Flyer

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

Garbage Collection

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

  • Place bin for collection within (5) feet of the street by 7:00am on the scheduled pick up day.
  • Make sure arrows on lid are pointed toward the street.
  • Items in garbage cans 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.
  • 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 link for further disposal information.
  • If you experience a “missed pickup” on your collection day, or have any questions, please call 954-967-4200
Bulk Trash and Yard Waste Collection

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

  • Bulk Trash will be picked up (12) times per year, once every month on your scheduled collection day. Residents who have a bulk trash 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.
  • 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, palm fronds no longer than six feet in length (large tree trunks must be cut into half or quarter pieces depending on size not to exceed thirty (30) pounds, lumber, fencing and metal poles.
  • Place all items for collection within (5) feet of the street by 7:00 am 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 next to a mailbox, utility pole or close to a fence.
  • Bulk waste must be generated by the customer at the residential unit where the bulk is collected. Commercial materials (such as roofing material, tile, concrete, bricks, stones, etc.) will not be removed.
  • Bulk waste will not be collected if it is generated by anyone other than the resident of the home.
  • Construction materials such as roofing material, tile, concrete, bricks, stones, etc, Automotive body parts, engines, transmissions, batteries, ties, used oil, paint, insecticides, chemicals and hazardous waste will not be collected.
  • Bulk items may be placed at the curb for collection no more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection day.
  • Do not place items in front of a vacant lot or home, they will not be collected.
  • If you experience a “missed pick-up” on your collection day, or have any questions please call - 954.967.4200
  • For disposal of refrigerators, the compressor located at the rear of the unit must be removed (they contain hazardous waste materials) with doors for safety prior to pick-up. Household appliances containing Freon gas (air conditioning units, refrigerators) will be picked up at normal bulk pick-up times, at no charge to the resident, only if the unit is certified and documented to have been professionally purged of freon gas. 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.
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

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 Email us to Order a Recycle Bin

  1. Collection Zones Map
 
 
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