Why did Davie decide to transition recycling?


This transition occurred because of two reasons: 

1. The global recycling market changed. Low, and in some cases, no demand in the global marketplace for materials such as glass and plastics #3 through #7, combined with the low value of mixed paper and high rates of contamination, have tripled the cost of processing recyclable materials over the past few years.

2. Contamination issues. If the recycling is contaminated with waste, the contaminated recyclables end up in the landfill.  As a result of this transition, the recyclables will be converted into energy instead of being landfilled. 

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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 and recycling 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?