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Tips for managing garbage from MDWS during inclement weather


Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management offers tips for inclement weather.

In anticipation of possible severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irma, the Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) offers the following information on how to better deal with garbage:

  • Do not begin any tree pruning or cleanup activities.
  • DSWM customers needing to immediately dispose of household trash, yard trash and bulky items should take trash items to the nearest Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Center listed below:
    • Golden Glades - 140 NW 160 St.
    • Chapman Field - 13600 SW 60 Ave.
    • North Dade - 21500 NW 47 Ave.
    • Eureka Drive - 9401 SW 184 St.
    • Norwood - 19901 NW 7 Ave.
    • Moody Drive - 12970 SW 268 St.
    • Palm Springs North - 7870 NW 178 St.
    • Richmond Heights - 14050 Boggs Dr.
    • West Little River - 1830 NW 79 St.
    • Snapper Creek - 2200 SW 117 Ave.
    • South Miami Heights - 20800 SW 117 Ct.
    • Sunset Kendall - 8000 SW 107 Ave.
    • West Perrine - 16651 SW 107 Ave.
  • Trash and Recycling Centers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will have extended operating hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. effective Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
  • The Centers are open only to Miami-Dade County waste collection customers*.

For more information, including the address of the closest Trash and Recycling Center, customers should call 311, the County’s Contact Center, or visit the Department’s website at

*Waste Collection Customers are households in the unincorporated service area and the following cities: Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Opa-locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Sunny Isles Beach.

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