amount of garbage created by eating
foods before they spoil and by not
garbage and trash by
composting materials to
use as fertilizer.
amount of plastic used
-- use canvas bags for grocery shopping
and paper bags instead of plastic.
purchased over-packaged materials.
that are made from recycled materials.
junk mail, write to: Mail Preference
Service, Direct Marketing Association,
Attn: Department 11630860, PO Box 282
Carmel, NY 10512.
monthly statements via email and make
donate products no longer in use – such
as donating toner cartridges or old cell
phones to a
good cause instead of throwing them
that are longer lasting or that can be
reused or refilled several times.
rechargeable alkaline batteries – they
work just as well and can be recharged
20 or more times. NiCad batteries can be
recharged several hundred times. Note:
it is illegal to put rechargeable batteries in the garbage.
Button and nickel cadmium batteries can
be taken to a participating disposal
store such as Radio Shack, Target, or
the Home Depot. Click here to find out
where you can
recycle your batteries within the
City of Miami.
Call 311 in the City of Miami to request
a recycling bin for your home. The
following items can be recycled through
bottles and jars (lids are acceptable)
bottles and jars (numbers 1, 2, 3)
juice cartons made from paper
more information on curbside pick-up within
the City of Miami, please visit the
Department of Solid Waste website.
Please take motor oil,
motor oil containers, and paint cans to the Miami-Dade County
Home Chemical Collection Center located at 8831 NW 58th