Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste Bldg photoHousehold Garbage

WASTE MANAGEMENT Serves the City of North Miami Beach to collect household garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk trash.

View the Map and Schedule of Residential Garbage Pickup Collection Schedule (PDF).

Pick Up

Containers are picked up twice a week throughout the year, excluding some holidays.

More Information

For questions please contact the Waste Management NMB Customer Service telephone number 786-450-5699.

Acceptable Household Waste

Garbage must be bagged and consist of all normal household waste. Contents must fall freely from the container when dumped.

Acceptable household waste include: 

  • Food scraps
  • Plastic packaging and cans
  • Waste paper
  • Other assorted free-flowing garbage

Unacceptable Waste: 

  • Concrete
  • Construction and remodeling debris
  • Dirt or sod
  • Highly flammable materials
  • Rocks
  • Toxic materials
  • Yard clippings

Care & Maintenance

Garbage containers are provided by Waste Management to homeowners at no charge. Homeowners are responsible for normal care and cleaning. Please contact Waste management at 786-450-5699 if your container is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced.

Where to Place Container

Place your 96-gallon container with handle facing your house and positioned at the edge of the paved traffic lane, at least five (5) feet from obstructions such as fences, lampposts, mailboxes or vehicles. Do not block pedestrian access.

Alley Collection

For alley collection behind your home, the container must be placed behind your property in the alley with the handle facing your house. You may leave the container in the alley behind your property, or roll it into your back yard, but the container must be placed in the alley on your pick-up day by 6:30 a.m.

When to Place 96-Gallon Container for Collection

You risk missing your pick-up if you do not place your container our for collection by 6:30 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up day. The container will not be emptied if it is not outside by the specified time and placed properly at the edge of the street with the handle facing your home. Do not place your container out any earlier than 7 p.m. on the day before pick-up.

If you have street pick-up schedule, your container should be moved back to your property by 7 p.m. on your pick-up day.

Difference Between Garbage & Trash

In the solid waste industry garbage includes household waste such as waste paper, plastic packaging and cans, food scraps, and other loose items. Trash includes large bulky items such as yard waste and leaves clippings, and furniture.

Household Chemical Disposal

To properly dispose of household chemicals and paint produces, call Miami-Dade County at 305-597-1768. Construction Materials To properly dispose of construction material, call the Miami-Dade County Dump Site at 305-594-1500. Automotive Oil For oil product disposal, call the Florida Department of Environmental Services at 800-741-4337.

Recycle Right

Waste Management, which provides waste and recycling collection service to City of North Miami Beach residents, launched a Recycling Improvement Program for single-family homes in the city in October.

“Right now, more than 40% of the material being collected from residential Recycling carts is garbage, not recyclables. And that garbage ruins the good stuff, “said Dawn McCormick, Waste Management’s Director of Community Affairs. “We want to provide additional information to residents, so they put only clean, dry, acceptable items in their recycling carts with No Plastic Bags.”

Waste Management launched its Recycle Often. Recycle Right.® campaign in North Miami Beach in October 2016. Since the start of Recycle Often. Recycle Right campaign, Waste Management Drivers checked the contents of recycling carts through their onboard “hopper” cams. Residents received a notice postcard if their cart had garbage and non-recyclable material in it. Ultimately, a Warning Tag will be placed on the cart and it will not be serviced.

Revisiting Recycling

One thing that became very evident throughout the campaign is we should all revisit how we recycle:

Why is it so important to recycle right? In order for recycled material to be processed, it must be an acceptable recyclable item, it must be clean, dry and not in a plastic bag.

Recycling Rules

Acceptable Items

Acceptable recyclables include: Paper (newspapers, junk mail and cardboard); Plastic bottles; and aluminum and steel/tin cans. And residents should not place Recyclables in plastic bags. Keep them loose, clean, and dry.

More Information

For questions or inquiries about your service, please call Waste Management Customer Service at 786-450-5699.

Bulk Trash Day

Need some help figuring out when your Bulk Trash Pick Up day is? Make it easy on yourself and check out our new interactive map.