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Recycling Drive-Thru Events

2022 Recycling Drive-Thru Event Tentative Dates 

Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (City Hall Parking: 405 Biltmore Way)

Please note: Times and dates are subject to change

Drop Off Your Old 14-gallon Recycling Bins, Recycle Your Old Electronics and Large Cardboard boxes, Dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste, Shred Your Sensitive Documents, and Donate your "Lightly/Gently Used" Clothing 

 Recycling Dive-Thru Event Site Map  [PDF]

During the City's bi-annual Recycling Drive-Thru Events, please stop by the City Hall Parking Lot at 405 Biltmore Way from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to recycle your old electronics, dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly manner, shred any sensitive documents safely and securely onsite, donate your gently used clothing, and to drop off your old 14-gallon City issued red recycling bins (if you would not like to use them any longer). 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 office boxes (15"X12"X10") 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. In addition, you can drop off your "lightly/gently used" clothing (men's, women's and children's) which will be donated to Camillus House. 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 13 collection events over the last 6 years, the city has collected and diverted 328,743 pounds of electronic and household hazardous waste, clothing, and sensitive documents from entering the landfills. The Recycling Drive-Thru collection events are organized through Keep Coral Gables Beautiful and in partnership with the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board and the City of Coral Gables Police and Public Works Departments. For more information on the event please call 305-460-5008.

Please note: Items will not be accepted before 9 a.m. or after 12 p.m. the day of the event. 

Just a few reminders for the event: 

  • The event will open promptly at 9 a.m. and close at 12 p.m. 
    • Attendees will not be allowed to start lining up for the event prior to 9 a.m. 
    • Items will not be accepted before 9 a.m. or after 12 p.m.
  • All participants must enter the event through the Coral Way entrance to the City Hall Parking Lot.
  • Please be prepared to show your ID.
  • For clothing please bring:
    • Gently/lightly used clothing (no undergarments) 
    • Accepting men's, women's, and kid's clothing including: suits, ties, shoes, socks, etc.
  • For electronics, anything with a plug or that takes batteries will be accepted.
  • Household Hazardous Waste items that will not be accepted include medical waste (you can take any expired or unwanted prescription drugs to our drop-off location on the first floor of the police station located at 2151 Salzedo Street, fire extinguishers, ammunition, tires, etc. Other additional unacceptable items are listed below. 
  • For paper shredding, a maximum of 5 standard sized boxes per vehicle will be accepted to ensure all attendees have an opportunity to participate. 
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring any large cardboard boxes to the event to be recycled.
  • Styrofoam is not being accepted at the HHW Collection Events. Please dispose of Styrofoam in your regular household garbage.

Common unacceptable materials may include: 

  1. Biological/Infectious Waste (i.e., sharps)
  2. Radioactive Materials
  3. Styrofoam
  4. Unknowns
  5. Tires
  6. Appliances
  7. Non-Propane Cylinders
  8. Smoke Detectors
  9. Fireworks/Explosives/Ammunition
  10. Reactive Materials Requiring Stabilization
  11. DEA Regulated Substances

Do You Have Items that You Need to Dispose in Between the Hazardous Waste Collection Events in April and November?

For household hazardous waste items (electronics, unbroken CFL light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, propane tanks, pool chemicals, etc.) residents are encouraged to take items to the  Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers  at the following addresses:

  • West-Dade: 8831 NW 58th Street
  • South-Dade: 23707 SW 97th Ave

The hours of operations for both locations are Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm. 

Please note: The City recommends calling before going to ensure the collection centers are open and are currently collecting hazardous waste. The main number to the Miami-Dade Solid Waste Department is 305-514-6666

For more information on upcoming events or to read about the City’s sustainability efforts, please visit or call 305-460-5008.