Here’s a friendly reminder for all residents on what to do with trash. Single-family home residents in Coral Gables receive garbage collection twice a week, as well as recycling and bulk trash pickup − up to one cubic yard − once a week. Residents living in large multi-family complexes are serviced by Waste Management, Inc. and receive similar garbage and recycling collection services, but receive limited bulk trash depending on the type and location of their residences. If you’re a Coral Gables resident looking to dispose of household hazardous waste such as unbroken compact fluorescent light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, pool chemicals or cleaning solvents, you can take them to the Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers.
Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers are located at: West Dade (8831 N.W. 58th Street) and South Dade (23707 S.W. 97th Avenue). These centers are open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The City of Coral Gables is hosting an electronic recycling and residential household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at City Hall’s parking lot.
To dispose of furniture, large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryers, or any other bulky material, residents living in single-family and duplex units need to schedule a pickup by calling the Sanitation Division at 305-460-5346.
Residents in multifamily complexes are instead serviced by Waste Management and must contact 305-471-4444 to schedule a pickup. Old and unusable furniture can also be brought to Miami Dade County’s West Transfer station at 2900 S.W. 72 Avenue in Miami. Their hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Miami-Dade County at 311.