Solid Waste

The mission statement of the Department of Solid Waste is to promote a clean and healthy environment by the delivery of a comprehensive, safe, cost-effective, and environmentally sound solid waste management system; to support sustainable community programs and civic engagement; and to enforce sanitation code enforcement rules and policies.

Department Head

Wade L. Sanders

Dumping garbage on the street is illegal and carries fines or possible jail time. Let's get rid of illegal dumping. To learn how to properly dispose of big garbage, please click below.

How to Properly Dispose of Unwanted Items 

The City of Miami Department of Solid Waste provides garbage, bulky trash and recycling services. The department is open every day of the year other than Christmas Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

  • Use the address search to view your garbage, bulky trash or recycling schedule

Search Garbage, Bulky Trash or Recycling Schedule

  • Need to replace a lost or damaged bin

Replace Lost or Damaged Bin

The City of Miami provides Solid Waste service to all new homes and residential properties. To start your new garbage or recycling service, click below. 

Start Your New Service 

The City of Miami, Department of Solid Waste, Mini Dump Facility is open for all City of Miami residents to dispose of their bulky items and yard trash. The Mini Dump Facility is open seven (7) days a week, making it easy and convenient for residents to discard large items right away.

Mini Dump Info

The Department of Solid Waste provides daily street sweeping services for most main areas within the City of Miami. Solid Waste sweeping services consist of collecting and removing litter from streets and other visible debris. 

  • View street sweeping map and schedule 

View Street Sweeping Schedule 

Keep Miami Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, an organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to take action every day to improve and beautify their communities.

This program organizes neighborhood clean ups, City staff clean ups and more. 

Keep Miami Beautiful

Many common household chemicals are unsafe to place out for collection with your household refuse. Help protect Miami's drinking water supply and fragile environment by safely disposing of your household chemicals.

Home Chemical Collection Center Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Center accepts oil based paints, pesticides, solvents, pool chemicals and other household items. The centers also accept latex paints that are still in liquid form; however, it is recommended that new paints or latex paint that is still in good condition be donated to neighbors or community groups. The centers are available to non-commercial residents only.

Dispose of Hazardous Materials

Do you own a business or have a property with four or more units within the City of Miami? Start your garbage and recycling service by contacting one of the city-approved franchise commercial haulers. 

Commercial Haulers List