What is unacceptable trash?

Unacceptable trash includes tires, dirt or sod, concrete, toxic materials, highly flammable materials, construction and remodeling debris. Also included are vehicles, motorcycles, boats, trailers, motors and household appliances.

Home Chemicals

For proper disposal of home chemicals, call Miami-Dade County at 311.


Appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, air conditioners, water heaters, etc., are prohibited in the landfill and will only be picked up by special request by Waste Management. Call 786-450-5699.

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1. Why is my garbage and recycling bill increasing? Why is the increase so high?
2. How do I find out exactly how much my bill will increase?
3. Will this fee increase again in the future?
4. Will money from this increase be used to pay for other projects in the City?
5. Will my trash and recycling pickup days stay the same?
6. Who can I call if I have questions about service?
7. Is there an interactive map I can use to find my Bulk Trash Pick Up day?
8. What's the difference between trash and garbage?
9. What is acceptable household garbage?
10. What is unacceptable garbage?
11. What are my garbage pick up days?
12. When do I place my 96-gallon container out for collection?
13. Will I have residential / commercial garbage pickup on a holiday?
14. How do I take care of my garbage container?
15. What happens to my garbage can if I move?
16. Where do I place my garbage container for collection?
17. What if I have alley garbage collection?
18. If my 96 gallon garbage container is missing, can I get another one?
19. In a hurricane emergency, is there anything I can do to secure my 96-gallon garbage container?
20. What is acceptable bulk trash?
21. What is unacceptable trash?
22. What is the Bulk Trash pickup schedule?
23. How do I get rid of old appliances?
24. Where do I place my bulk trash if I have a street or alleyway collection?
25. How should I stack my bulk trash?
26. Are there any additional fees for bulk trash?
27. What happens to the debris generated by a professional landscaper / gardener?
28. What if my bulk trash day falls on a holiday? Will my bulk trash be picked up?
29. What do I do with dead animals?
30. Does the City Recycle?
31. When should I place out my Residential Curbside Recycling?
32. Where can I learn more about Residential Curbside Recycling?