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Super Bowl LIV E-Waste Recycling Rally and Tree Giveaway

Super Bowl LIV E-Waste Recycling and Tree Giveaway Miami Dade Parks

The NFL has teamed with Verizon, Zoo Miami and Miami-Dade Parks for a Super Bowl E-Waste Recycling Rally. On Jan 18th at 12400 SW 152 ST outside the Zoo Miami entrance area residents helped with the “greening” of Super Bowl LIV by bringing their E-waste to this event sponsored by Verizon. The Recycling Rally was open to the public and free of charge. Local residents dropped off all types of electronic waste to be recycled responsibly and kept out of local landfills.

The first 250 families that dropped off E-Waste received a gift bag which included a discount for Zoo Miami admission along with other items. Zoo Miami mascots were on-hand during morning hours to greet participants. The Recycling Rally took place outside the Zoo entrance in the northeast parking lot.

Responsibly recycling cell phones and other electronics helps to protect the natural environment of gorillas and other animals by reducing the amount of habitat disturbed by mining for the minerals used in these items.

As part of the Recycling Rally and in celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, Miami-Dade Park’s Million Trees Miami initiative gave away trees to the first 500 participants requesting them. All they had to do was drive up and Miami-Dade Parks’ staff was ready to help. It’s was not necessary to participate in the Recycling Rally to receive a tree.

The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has been a vital part of the health, happiness, and beauty of this community for the last 90 years! It’s seven Heritage Parks: Matheson Hammock, Greynolds Park, Haulover Beach Park, Homestead Bayfront Park, Crandon Park, Fruit & Spice Park, and the Deering Estate and more than 270 neighborhood, community, and regional parks have helped people of all ages and abilities create lifelong memories.

Miami-Dade Parks is dedicated to delivering health and happiness to residents and visitors through a park-like connected public realm. Founded on three pillars: Placemaking & Design Excellence where we build memorable experiences and connections to the community through the implementation of the Open Space Master Plan, Health & Fitness where we offer health equity through evidenced-based programs and education, and Conservation & Stewardship where we create park stewards through education and conservation initiatives, Miami-Dade Parks is creating a more beautiful, sustainable, seamless, equitable system of greenways and blueways.

A three-time National Gold Medal winner for excellence in park and recreation administration, Miami-Dade is the only municipal park system of its size to be awarded National Accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Agencies.

Today, it is the third-largest park system in the United States, and along with 270 parks, more than 13,000 acres of land, six golf courses, six marinas, 10 miles of beaches, and attractions like Zoo Miami, attracts millions of visitors each year.

Miami-Dade Parks is grateful for the support of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade the not-for-profit 501 c(3) that advocates on its behalf.

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