Condo Recycling in Miami-Dade County

Recycling is the law in Miami Dade County – even if you live in a condominium or apartment complex. Learn how to get your condo to start recycling now!

Miami Dade County Recycling Ordinance No. 91-123 requires that all multifamily residential establishments  must recycle. This has been in effect since August 10, 1992. Unfortunately, until recently, it has been poorly enforced and publicized.

Because the county or cities don’t provide the waste services for multi-family units, the condo must contract a private waste or recycling hauler.

All condo and rental units must recycle:

  • Newspaper
  • Glass
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Plastics (PETE, NDPE-natural, HDPE-colored)

How to Get Your Condo to Recycle

Call 311 and report them. They will receive a formal notice from the County with a warning of potential fees if a program is not implemented. For other questions, contact Department of Solid Waste Management at 305-594-1500 or dswm@miamidade.gov. Explain what you are trying to accomplish and ask for their help in enforcing the law.

See our post: Recycling in Condos, Miami It’s the Law!

References:

Miami Dade County, Solid Waste Management: Apartments and Condominiums

View the complete file: Miami Dade County Recycling Ordinance (pdf)

Miami Dade County Code

A special thanks to Luiz Rodrigues and ECOMB (Environment Coalition of Miami Beach), without which we would have never known about this wonderful little law.