Recycle Your Cardboard Boxes
It's time to reduce, reuse and recycle your cardboard boxes. Watch this video and learn what you need to do - and don't do - with your cardboard boxes.
Improving Our Sanitation Collection Services
In order to improve the City’s sanitation collection services, the City hosted two Comprehensive Sanitation Plan Workshops in November 2018 and February 2019 seeking resident input. The City is analyzing how to improve our current residential backyard collection services. This includes the household garbage and recycling, our bulk trash pile service, and "white goods" (refrigerators, washing machines, etc.) collection service. Please note that we are not proposing to eliminate the current backyard collection services.
For more information on the workshops, please call 305-460-5000.
Recycling Program Facts and Procedures:
Instructions to Report a Missed Single Family Home Pickup
If you have a missed pick up, for quickest response, we recommend you use the Coral Gables Mobile Application or report online . If you do not have access to a computer, you may call (305) 460-5346.
Recycling Collection for Single Family Homes
Residents are issued a 14 gallon red container in which all recyclable items are collected once per week. To be assured of a pickup, residents must make material accessible to the collector prior to 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. All items must be placed INSIDE of the bin and boxes broken down to be collected. You may request as many bins as you need.
Waste Collection for Single Family Homes
The collection, disposal and recycling of trash for all single-family and duplex properties is handled by the Public Works Department, Sanitation Division of the city of Coral Gables. You may call 305-460-5346 for any questions related to Single Family homes, such as collection times, missed pick-up concerns, special pick up scheduling or how to get trash pits filled.
How to Set Up a New Waste Account for a Single Family Home
To set up a new waste account please contact the Finance Department at 305-460-5301.
Waste Collection for Commercial and Multi-Family Properties, Including Duplexes
The collection, disposal and recycling of trash for commercial, and multi-family properties, including duplexes is provided by Waste Management of Dade County. You can reach Waste Management at 305-471-4444 for specific information regarding services to Commercial properties, apartments and condominiums.
Instructions to Report a Missed Single Family Home Pickup
Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events (Please Note: Dates and Times are subject to change)
Please note: Items will not be accepted before 9 am or after 12 pm the day of the event.
On Saturday November 16th please stop by the City Hall Parking Lot at 405 Biltmore Way from 9 am to 12 pm to recycle your old electronics, dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly manner, and shred any sensitive documents safely and securely onsite. Any electronic item that has a plug or takes batteries is eligible to be recycled. Coral Gables residents can drop off their household hazardous waste (ex: paint cans, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, oils, batteries, and household pesticides). Items such as medical waste, ammunition and tires WILL NOT be accepted at this event. Please note that due to the expected volume, attendees are limited to shredding up to 5 standard sized boxes per vehicle. This is to allow all participants an opportunity to shred their sensitive documents. Residents are also encouraged to bring any large boxes or pieces of cardboard to the event and the City will ensure they get recycled properly. The process is quick and easy. All you have to do is pull up in your vehicle and staff will be on hand to help unload your items. Please be prepared to show proof of Coral Gables residency. As a result of the collection events over the last 2 years, the city has been able to collect over 80,000 pounds of electronic waste, 23,800 pounds of household hazardous waste and shredded over 5,000 pounds of sensitive documents. This event is being organized in partnership with the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board, the City of Coral Gables Police and Public Works Departments, STS Electronic Recycling, and Clean Harbors. For more information on the event please call 305-460-5008.
On November 3, the City of Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board in partnership with Waste Management hosted a free Recycling 101 Seminar at the Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon Avenue). Residents, businesses, and contractors all attended and were able to get all of their recycling questions answered straight from the experts, hear about what the City is doing to increase recycling, and learn more about can and can’t be recycled. Attendees also were able to see what happens to their recycling once it is taken away from their home or business.
Did you know the City Beautiful collects cardboard for recycling?
Residents are urged to recycle their cardboard rather than place in trash piles in the right of way. All cardboard, set out for recycling, must be placed inside your red bin with the rest of recyclables, or placed neatly next to it. The cardboard MUST be cut up or folded into manageable pieces for sanitation workers to remove. You may request additional red recycle bins for free by calling 305-460-5346.
What to do with your Household Hazardous Waste?For household hazardous waste items (unbroken Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc.) residents are encouraged to take items the Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers at the following addresses:
The hours of operations for both locations are Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm.
Please note: The City reccomends calling before going to ensure the collection centers are open and are currently accepting hazardous waste.
You can also visit Earth911 for a list of retailers that may accept other common household items.
Holiday Recycling Tips
Additional Holiday Recycling Tips