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Waste Effective Oct. 1, 2013: Important changes to household hazardous waste, electronics, and yard waste disposal services

Effective Oct. 1, 2013, Fort Lauderdale’s residents will no longer be able to dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, or yard waste at any of Broward County’s three drop-off locations listed below. This service change reflects a decision to streamline fiscal spending and improve operational efficiencies for the City ‘s neighbors by not renewing Broward County waste disposal agreements, resulting in an annual budgetary savings of more than $400,000 per year.

Residents may continue to use one of the County’s three locations listed below to drop off household hazardous waste or electronics through Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Proof of residency will be required. Residents should continue to dispose of yard waste through the City’s curbside Yard Waste or Bulk Trash Collection Programs.

Broward County Drop-Off Locations

  • Pompano Beach – 2780 N. Powerline Rd. (north of Copans Road)
  • West Park – 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. (east of State Road 7/US 441)
  • Davie – 5490 Reese Rd. (off Davie Road)

Broward County’s drop-off locations are open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about materials accepted at the County’s facilities, please visit the county’s hazardous waste web page or call (954) 357-8850.

 

Future Disposal Options

The City of Fort Lauderdale is currently finalizing plans for less costly alternative disposal options to ensure its neighbors have a safe and convenient way to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous waste. One such option is increasing the number of City-sponsored household hazardous waste collection events through a cooperative agreement with five neighboring cities. Through this agreement, each participating city will sponsor a minimum of two collection events per year, which means Fort Lauderdale’s residents would have a minimum of 10 events available to them annually to drop-off materials at no charge.

For More Information

The City will continue to provide updates about the status of household hazardous waste disposal options and communicate with its neighbors through this web page and other City communication tools. Please check this web page for updates or more information or contact the City’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000 or online at www.fortlauderdale.gov/customerservice.

Report Environmental Crimes!

Dumping trash and/or household hazardous waste onto private or City property, or into a storm drain is considered an environmental crime and it’s illegal.

If you witness illegal dumping or any environmental crime, please call (954) 828-5700 or 911 to report it. Be prepared to provide the suspect’s description, tag number, and a vehicle description, including any markings, damage, or business name imprinted on it. Phone calls will be confidential and, if desired, callers will remain anonymous.

For more information, please visit the Environmental Crimes web page. 

 

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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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