Irma’s gone. The trash starts leaving today.

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Garbage pickup resumed Tuesday in parts of Miami-Dade to whittle away at the branches, boxes and Pop Tart wrappers that pile up in the run-up and wake of a major storm.

Miami-Dade garbage trucks rolled again Tuesday at 7 a.m. for residential and commercial customers with Tuesday pickups. Monday pickups will be made Wednesday. The next curbside recycling pickup will be next Monday, Sept. 18. Miami’s Mini-Dump Facility opened Tuesday. Hialeah will resume service Wednesday.

“Residents can begin to place their hurricane debris at the curbside. Debris collection by the County’s Hurricane Irma recovery contractors will begin at a later date,” the county stated on its website. “Residents should create two separate piles on the right-of-way for yard trash and household trash. Residents are discouraged from mixing yard trash and other household items such as furniture, carpeting, etc.”

Or, for those who want to do the heavy lifting themselves, the county’s 13 Neighborhood Trash & Recycling Centers opened Tuesday and will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the City of Miami’s Solid Waste Mini-Dump Facility, 1290 NW 20th St., bring proof of residence with the trash.

Those needing a new garbage cart should dial 311.

This article will be updated with information about Broward County and other municipalities.


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