Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department’s (PWWM) bulky waste pickup service, which has been offered on a fiscal year basis, now will be offered on a calendar year basis. The new schedule became effective on Oct. 1.
Each service area household now will be entitled to two bulky waste pickups of up to 25 cubic yards each during the calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31).
To ease the transition to the new calendar year schedule, each household serviced by PWWM will receive one extra bulky waste pickup of up to 25 cubic yards now through Dec. 31, for a total of three pickups during this 15-month period. This additional pickup is offered on a one-time only basis and will not recur in future years.
This change is being made in order to help make PWWM operations more cost efficient. Traditionally, the peak collection time each year for PWWM bulky waste crews is during the growing season, from May to August. But that time frame currently overlaps with the end of the fiscal year as residents rush to schedule their pickups prior to the Sept. 30 deadline. The overlap results in higher waste collection costs. By moving to a calendar year pickup schedule, the year-end deadline will shift to Dec. 31 when demand for bulky waste pickups is lower.
For more information about PWWM’s bulky waste pickup service, or to schedule a bulky waste pickup, call 3-1-1 or visit www.miamidade.gov/publicworks before placing trash at the curbside.