What are the recycling changes under the new service provider?

Effective June 1, 2021, the Town of Davie will be changing the way in which we process recycling materials collected from the beige recycling carts. The biggest challenge for Davie and is the same challenge for everyone in Broward County is the processing of recyclables. 

For years, recycling has declined based on the global market and contamination issues making the repurposing of recyclables cost-prohibitive. As a result, the cost to recycle has tripled and recyclables are being disposed of due to contamination. For many, this is quite shocking to hear, which is why the Town has taken a hybrid approach to ensure that the Town still gets credited with recycling. 

In this new contract, residents will still have a recycling cart (beige) and a waste cart (green). They will both be picked up by the same truck and taken to the Waste-to-Energy Facility on SR7/441. There, the materials will be burned generating electricity resulting in energy credits. We ask that you still source separate, the material between recyclables and household waste as the Town, other Broward municipalities, and Broward County are currently collaborating to determine the feasibility of opening a government-run recycling facility in Broward County. If, and when this occurs, this would require the separating of materials and the Town will be in a state of readiness to participate. In the meantime, we will have lower waste and recycling costs than anticipated and still doing our best for the environment. In addition, if your beige recycling cart is in need of repair or replacement it will be replaced by a green cart similar to the waste cart.   

As a reminder, please place your recycling cart curbside by 7 a.m. on either of your scheduled pick up days, but no earlier than 7 p.m., the previous evening. 

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1. What will change about the residential collection service?
2. Will these changes impact residential and commercial customers?
3. Should I continue to recycle?
4. When are my garbage days of service?
5. How often will my garbage be collected?
6. What is a Waste-to-Energy facility?
7. What is renewable energy?
8. Why did Davie decide to transition recycling?
9. What are ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
10. Will I get a new container from Coastal Waste & Recycling?
11. When will I receive my new garbage cart?
12. If I have multiple 96-gallon carts, will they all be replaced?
13. Should I leave my garbage cart out for the entire month so that it can be swapped out?
14. Who should I contact if I have not received my new garbage cart during that timeframe?
15. What company provides solid waste services (bulk, trash, recycling, etc.) for the Town of Davie?
16. Where do I place my cart?
17. When should I leave out my cart?
18. Can I set additional garbage next to my cart?
19. What are the recycling changes under the new service provider?
20. Will residential customers still receive automated collection?
21. What is automated collection?
22. What are the advantages of an automated collection service?
23. What can be placed in my cart?
24. Are there any tips on how to pack my garbage cart?
25. How do I dispose of bulk?
26. How do I dispose of paint and other hazardous waste?
27. What if one cart is not enough?
28. What are the residential/single family service costs?
29. When is condo/multifamily pickup scheduled?
30. What is the solid waste rate for Condo/Multifamily and Commercial?
31. What are the solid waste compaction and open-top roll-off service rates?
32. Who replaces stolen or damaged carts?
33. Will the new service provider impact my monthly bulk pickup?
34. How do I set out my yard waste?
35. How do I pay for garbage and recycling?
36. Can I dispose manure in my garbage cart?
37. I want to sign up for commercial services, who should I contact?
38. Why did I get an increase in my Solid Waste Assessment on the FY 2021 Tax Bill?
39. Will my solid waste assessment increase or decrease due to this transition?