WASTE INFORMATION

Trash, Recycling, Yard, Bulk & Electronics

 

This page is intended to answer all waste-related questions about service for the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. If you have questions about recycling or other services not answered below,send an e-mail to recycle@lbts-fl.gov. You can also click the items below to easily navigate to your topic of interest. The Town’s collection service is handled by Waste Pro (all trash and residential recycling). To initiate or cancel service, please call 954-282-6800. See below to suspend service. 

Sunshine Recycling Services handles commercial recycling only. For more information, call 800-390-9598 or click the Commercial Recycling Program link below.

You can also connect with Waste Pro online using the following three links:

Report A Problem With Your Garbage, Yard or Recycling Pick-Up

Leave A Compliment About Your Garbage, Yard or Recycling Service

Make A Request Concerning Your Garbage, Yard or Recycling Service

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When the small 18-gallon bins were replaced with the 65-gallon recycling carts, all recycling pick-up became an automated process, as was already the case with trash. This means that any material not in your carts will not be picked up. Such material needs to be saved and put in your cart for collection on your next pick-up day. If you routinely have waste overflow, contact the Town’s Recycling and Waste Coordinator for an additional cart at 954-640-4200 or recycle@lbts-fl.gov.

Why Recycle
Best Practices
What can you recycle
Who Picks Up Waste & Recycling
Blue Carts / Black Carts
Cart Placement Hours
What is Bulk Trash
Who Gets Bulk Trash Pickup
Bulk Trash Pick-Up Schedule
Monthly Collection Rates
Temporary Suspension of Service
Yard Waste
Special Assistance

Residential Electrical, Hazardous Waste, Bulk & Yard Waste
Helpful Recycling Web Sites
How To Use Your Carts
Commercial Recycling Program

SOLID WASTE DEFINITIONS

WHY RECYCLE

Recycling is a partnership between Town residents and the recycling facility that sorts, then distributes our recyclables to businesses which turn them into something new and useful. The program goal is to maximize recycling and minimize garbage. You can place all recyclables in the same container. It’s easy and convenient.

BEST PRACTICES

1. Do not bag your recyclables! Note: no black bags as they are automatically assume to be trash and discarded at the recycling center.

2. No liquids: soda/beer cans, juice cartons, etc., should be emptied before being placed  in your cart. Liquids are a common contaminant.

3. No paper or foil items with food residue: no dirty cups, plates, trays, paper towels/napkins, tissues, etc.

4. Lightly rinse containers: heavy food residue  may attract bugs. Perfectly clean is not a requirement when rinsing.

5. Break apart different materials: lids and caps can be recycled, but remove them from containers. Please remove non-paper packaging, such as bubble wrap from boxes, then flatten.   

WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE

Aluminum and steel cans

Clean and color glass bottles

Juice and dairy product cartons

Plastic bottles (caps are ok, but remove), and plastic containers

Junk mail, newspapers and magazines/catalogs

Wrapping, office & scrap paper of any kind (paper towel/toilet tubes)

Mustard-colored clasp envelopes

White envelopes with or without clear windows

Phonebooks

All cardboard & paper board boxes (soda, toothpaste, shoe, cereal, etc.)

Click here to see the Town's new Recycling Guide

WHO PICKS UP WASTE & RECYCLING

The Town’s collection service is handled by Waste Pro. To initiate, cancel, or suspend service, call Waste Pro customer service at 954-282-6800. Any billing questions, reports of missed pickups, or other service issues should be also directed to Waste Pro customer service, not the Town. If Waste Pro does not resolve your issue in a timely manner, please contact the Town at 954-640-4200 or recycle@lbts-fl.gov. Except for misses which should be addressed promptly, five (5) days is the contractual number of days allowed to resolve issues.

Before you report a missed pickup, ask yourself these questions:

1. Is this the correct pickup day for my cart? (e.g. putting recycling out on Monday or Tuesday would be the wrong day)
2. Was my cart out at the correct time? (by 7AM the day of pickup)

BLUE CARTS / BLACK CARTS

Blue carts are used for two purposes, depending on how they are labeled.

Some are labeled ALL RECYCLABLES HERE and should be used for recycling.

Some have a "YARD WASTE ONLY" decal and should only be used for grass trimmings, palm fronds and other yard debris.

The black cart is for trash only.

Here is the cart pick-up schedule:

South of Commercial Boulevard

MONDAY: Trash and Yard Waste Pick-Up
THURSDAY: Trash and Recycling Cart Pick-up

North of Commercial Boulevard

TUESDAY: Trash and Yard Waste Pick-Up
FRIDAY: Trash and Recycling Cart Pick-Up

There are a few exceptions to the above cart pick-up schedule based on location. Check with the collection company if you need to confirm your pick-up schedule. Please Note: If your yard waste or recycling cart is not placed on the curb on the correct day, it will not be picked up.

CART PLACEMENT HOURS

Your cart should be set out at the curb or collection point after 6PM the night before your scheduled pick-up day. Carts should be set out one to two feet from the edge of the street. PLEASE MAKE SURE the cart’s handles are facing AWAY from the street. Do not place carts on the street under any circumstances. Carts must be brought in before midnight the day of pick-up. 

Please note: Your trash pick-up days may be different if you live in a multi-family building or condominium with dumpster service.

WHAT IS BULK TRASH?

SOLID WASTE DEFINITIONS

Bulk trash is waste that doesn't belong in your weekly trash, recycling container and does not require special handling and management. It includes Brown Goods, White Goods, furniture, equipment and other similar items, including materials resulting from minor home or condo repairs.

Bulk trash includes all types of vegetative matter resulting from normal yard and landscaping maintenance that is less than six feet in length. The customer for whom the Bulk Waste is collected must generate the waste. 

Bulk trash does not include Garbage, Contractor-Generated Waste or Exempt Waste. The compacting of Bulk Waste containing refrigerants or other potentially harmful fluids or gases is prohibited.

ACCEPTABLE Curbside Bulk Materials

Brown Goods includes cabinets, furniture and other similar domestic goods. Brown Goods must be generated by the customer at the Residential Service Unit or Commercial Service Unit where they are collected. 

White Goods includes discarded refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers and other similar domestic appliances. White Goods must be generated by the customer at the Residential Service Unit or Commercial Service Unit wherein they are collected.

UNACCEPTABLE Curbside Bulk Materials

E-Waste Goods are electronic devices that include televisions, computer monitors and CPUs.

Exempt Waste includes panes of glass, biological waste, biomedical waste, construction and demolition debris, hazardous waste, sludge, automobile parts, boats, boat parts, boat trailers, internal combustion engines, lead-acid batteries, used oil and tires, the wastes under the control of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other materials whose size, weight or both are in excess of that allowed for Bulk Waste pick-up materials. Paint is also exempt (empty paint cans with the lids removed can be disposed of in the trash).


WHO GETS BULK TRASH PICK-UP?

Residential
Residential bulk waste service is provided to single-family homes, duplexes and multi-family properties. Bulk waste must be generated by the customer and placed curbside and in the right-of-way. Material will only be collected from the right-of-way, which is roughly 10 feet from the edge of payment. Bulk material beyond this line will not be collected. 

The amount of bulk waste that will be collected at a multi-family property is a function of the number of trash containers a property has. The amount of bulk waste allowed is 1 cubic yard per trash container. For single-family homes, duplexes and properties with a dumpster, the size of the bulk pile is undefined. Commercial properties do not receive bulk waste pickup from the Town.

Multi-Family
On collection day, multi-family properties must designate a collection area that is outside any cart or dumpster enclosure. Most properties designate a parking place to be used for this short-term purpose. Many of the larger multi-family properties don’t have bulk out for pickup every month. For this reason, it’s helpful to notify the contractor when you do. This helps the contractor ensure sufficient equipment is allocated to the Town on bulk trash service days. At a minimum, please make sure the contractor knows where on your property residents have been told to stage bulk trash for pickup. 

BULK TRASH PICK-UP SCHEDULE

South of Commercial: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

North of Commercial: FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

ANNUAL BULK TRASH SCHEDULE FOR 2016

MONTHLY COLLECTION RATES

Single-Family and Duplex: $14.37
 

1. This amount is for one pair of 65-gallon recycling and trash carts. An additional trash cart is $9. There is no charge for an additional recycling cart.
A limited number of 95-gallon trash carts are available.

2. Residences of duplex units may share a common pair of containers provided it is of sufficient size to accommodate the joint usage without spillover. Otherwise, a pair of carts is required for each unit with the associated increase in cost.

 3. A yard waste cart is provided, upon request, at no extra charge. 

Multi-family Cart Service: $14.64 

1. This amount is per trash cart. Additional carts are $10. Recycling cart(s) are provided at no extra charge. If you don't have recycling and are interested in launching a recycling program at your property, please contact us at 954-640-4200 or recycle@lbts-fl.gov with your account and contact information.

2. Regardless of the actual number of containers sufficient for efficient and sanitary services, multi-family properties must pay for the number of trash containers equaling at least fifty percent of the number of residential dwelling units.

3. A yard waste cart is provided, upon request, at no extra charge.

Multi-family Dumpster Service: Click here for Rate Chart.

Commercial Dumpster Service: Click here for Rate Chart.

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICE

Single-Family or Duplex Residential Service customers may suspend solid waste service. Solid waste services may be suspended for a period of not less than three consecutive months if:

1. The property is not occupied during any portion of the period that service is suspended.

2. The property owner has provided written notice to the Town's franchisee on a Town Request for Temporary Suspension of Solid Waste Service form.

3. The form request referenced above is properly filed with the Town franchisee no less than 31 days prior to the start of the requested period of suspension.

4. The property owner provides no less than 15 days notice to the Town's franchisee of the date to resume service. The property owner will be credited for the time period  service is suspended.

YARD WASTE

Single-family, duplex and multi-family properties with carts may request a cart specifically for yard waste at no cost. For more info, call 954-640-4200.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

The Town provides special assistance with garbage and recycling collection to customers who cannot lift or move heavy objects, or who cannot move without using a wheelchair or cane. Click for the Special Assistance Form.

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC / HAZARDOUS WASTE / BULK & YARD WASTE

Sun Bergeron (not Waste Pro, which handles the weekly pick-ups) is under contract with the Town to provide drop off services for bulk and yard waste, hazardous household waste and old electronic devices. Be sure to bring identification with proof of your Lauderdale-By-The-Sea residency; this can include a Florida Drivers license or any utility or tax bill.

Bulk and yard waste can be dropped off at Sun 7, 1815 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 8AM to 4PM.

Household Hazardous Waste can be brought to 2281 NW 16th St., Pompano Beach, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 8AM to 4PM.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE ABOVE, CONTACT Sun Bergeron's Lee Rickles at 954-680-6100 or lrickles@bergeroninc.com.

E-Waste/Old electronic devices including televisions, stereos and computer monitors/CPUs should be dropped off at ARC Recycling, 3300 SW 13th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Monday thru Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. For any questions, call 954-577-4160.

OTHER HELPFUL WEB SITES
 

TerraCycle Program Helps Scholarship Fund
Looking for a way to reduce your waste stream and help support a Broward College scholarship fund? Check out their TerraCycle Program. It’s a collection program for an eclectic group of items that, with a few exceptions, don’t belong in your recycling cart. Click here for a flyer with a list of items here (ignore the second page, it’s for students): 
           
Contact the Town’s Waste and Recycling coordinator for drop off location once you’ve collected a bag full of times. She can be reached at recycle@lbts-fl.gov

Wheels For Wishes

COMMERCIAL RECYCLING

Commercial recycling remains an open-market and voluntary practice. Under the Town's Commercial Recycling Program, the Town provides the recycling cart. Sunshine Recycling Services maintains the recycling cart(s). The business pays Sunshine $15 for first cart and $5 per additional cart. For a hotel/vacation rental property, the Town will also provide copies of its Recycling Guide for guest rooms. Any business interested in participating in the new Commercial Recycling Program should contact Town Hall at 954-640-4200.




 

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