DID YOU KNOW? The price of blue garbage bags is going down and there is a new bag in town as of October 1, 2015.
The City of Plantation requires that the majority of homeowners purchase “blue” garbage bags at local retailers for garbage disposal. As of October 1, 2015, the cost for the current 32” x 36” bags will be reduced to $27.20 for a roll of 20 bags. Also there will be a new, smaller, “kitchen” size (24” X 28”) bag with drawstrings as of October 1, 2015. The cost will be $5.00 for a roll of five bags.
Plantation’s Solid Waste & Recycling System
Sometime ago, the City Council and Mayor looked into ways to better serve the waste collection needs and requirements of our community. With that in mind, a “pay as you throw” or blue bag system for refuse collection was established. This system offers residents a true “user-fee” based collection program and, at the same time, enhances the aesthetics of the neighborhoods by doing away with unsightly garbage pails with various and sundry refuse containers being left at the curb before and after garbage collection. It was decided that the western areas of the City would best be served by utilizing 96-gallon roll-out carts for their collection needs twice weekly at a prescribed monthly billing rate.
Collection is provided two times per week with no service on Sunday or Christmas Day. Blue garbage bags should not weigh more than 40 lbs each. Solid waste and recycling material must be placed curbside prior to 7:00 AM.
Common to both systems is the City’s bulk collection program, which provides all residents the opportunity to discard unwanted furniture, appliances and other items too large for regular garbage collection.
The City chose Waste Management of South Florida, Inc. to provide these services. A single negotiated franchise agreement was entered into that outlines strict guidelines for Waste Management to adhere to. This agreement not only offers us the comfort in knowing that this critical environmental service is being performed per local, state and federal rules and regulations, but also that Waste Management, the leading waste services provider in North America, is committed to providing our City with the most professional and reliable services available.
For more information, please call Waste Management at 954-974-7500 or visit their website to chat/e-mail a live customer service representative.
You may drop off your waste, household hazardous waste and electronics at the Wheelabrator site, located at 4400 S. State Road 7, Davie, FL. Drop-off is available on Saturdays only, from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Proof of Plantation residency required.
Plantation Garbage & Recycle Bags
The following locations stock Plantation garbage and recycling bags for purchase. Should you frequent a grocery store within the immediate area that does not stock Plantation garbage and recycling bags, please notify Waste Management so arrangements may be made for that store to add them to their inventory.
Publix Locations: 8101 W Sunrise Blvd.; 6921 W Broward Blvd.; 225 S Flamingo Rd.; 10065 Cleary Blvd.; 550 N. Pine Island; 12500 W Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise; 8842 W State Road 84, Davie
Winn Dixie Locations: 901 N Nob Hill Road; 7139 W Broward Boulevard
Wal-Mart: 1885 N Pine Island Road
Clear Bags for Yard Waste & Leaves
On either of their two garbage days, residents may put out a “Clear Yard Bag” with yard debris as long as they tie a Plantation blue garbage bag onto each clear bag. Otherwise, residents may choose have their clear bags picked up on their regularly scheduled bulk pick-up day.
All Plantation Publix Stores (at Customer Service)
Home Depot, Sawgrass
12525 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise