Garbage & Recycling


Solid Waste Division is committed to providing cost effective management of solid waste materials generated within the City for the protection of health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment.


Solid Waste Division is responsible for: providing garbage and trash removal services for residents; issuing excess trash notices; assisting city residents with the Miami Dade County recycling program; filling of trash holes; installation of “no dumping” signs, as required; installation and/or removal of event banners; and solid waste collection after special city events. 

Garbage Containers shall be placed in front of the corresponding property by 7 AM on collection days.  The container(s) shall be placed at least three (3) feet from any neighboring containers, mailboxes, parked cars, trees, utility poles and other obstructions. If the container(s) are not set apart at least three (3) feet from obstructions, your garbage will not be collected. 

Trash Collection

Purchase & Replacement of Residential Garbage Containers

Replacement container, if damaged No Charge
Replacement container, if stolen No Charge (SM Police Report required)
New container purchase $75.00
Second container purchase $75.00
Second container service, per year $500.00

Curbside Recycling Program, for information you may contact Miami-Dade County at 311 or visit Note that City of South Miami falls under "Monday B" pickup; click here for the calendar, as provided by Miami-Dade County.

For more information on policy and procedure regarding collection, refer to the City of South Miami domestic trash collection flyer in English or Spanish administered by the Code Enforcement Division.