Stories written by Gayle Love

County’s recycling program surpasses 60,000 tons for 4th consecutive year

Miami-Dade County’s curbside single-stream residential recycling program keeps going strong. During Fiscal Year 2012-13, which ended Sept. 30, the county collected 61,632.85 tons of recyclable materials. That marks four years in a row with more than 60,000 tons of materials diverted from Miami Dade’s landfills — and put to good use making new products. “We’re […]

County announces a change to bulky waste pickup service

Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department’s (PWWM) bulky waste pickup service, which has been offered on a fiscal year basis, now will be offered on a calendar year basis. The new schedule became effective on Oct. 1. Each service area household now will be entitled to two bulky waste pickups of up to […]

Keep waste and recycling carts five feet away from obstacles


By Gayle Love…. The Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) converted to automated waste and recycling collection a few years ago in large part to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and deliver neater and cleaner waste service to residents. Customers can help ensure that drivers can properly service the green waste carts and […]

Curbside recycling education program wins national award


By Gayle Love…. The Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) recently won a coveted 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the DSWM’s ongoing Curbside Recycling Education Campaign. “We are proud to win this prestigious award,” said Kathleen Woods-Richardson, Solid Waste director. “It took a significant effort to educate […]

Can’t remember recycling day, sign up for email reminder


By Gayle Love…. It’s a question both the Miami- Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) and 3-1-1 get all the time: What’s my recycling day? While employees at both departments are happy to answer that question, some Miami-Dade residents may be interested in a convenient alternative to making a phone call. “Many of […]

2011 New Year’s resolution: Recycle your Christmas tree


By Gayle Love…. Now through Jan. 7, residents who receive curbside waste collection service from the Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) are encouraged to recycle their natural Christmas trees by taking them to one of the county’s Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs) or two Home Chemical Collection Centers. All trees brought in […]

What can you do with your old phone book?


By Gayle Love…. By now, most Miami-Dade County residents should have received new telephone directories. But what to do with the old ones? Recycle them, says the Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM). “Recycle your old phone books; it’s smart and great for the planet,” said Kathleen Woods-Richardson, Solid Waste director. “If everyone of […]

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