The City of Miami, in partnership with the Modoc Tribe, will open the City of Miami Recycling Center on Tuesday.
The center, located at 1117 Veterans Boulevard, will accept tin cans (rinse and remove labels), newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and jugs, plastic grocery bags, car batteries, rechargeable batteries, cell phones and printer cartridges, city administrator announced.
The City of Miami currently spends approximately $700,000 on transportation and landfill tipping fees, according to information provided by the city's solid waste department. The new recycling center is expected to reduce the waste stream and cause a reduction in costs.
“Our operation's goal is to expand the types of items it will accept as soon it is feasible,” said acting public works director Jill Fitzgibbon.
“Partnering with the Modoc Tribe is a homerun not only for our organization and the Tribe, but also our entire local area,” said Brent Brassfield, mayor of Miami. “City staff would like to thank the Tribe for their help in creating this Center.
“The City knows recycling is not a moneymaker, but it is a money saver and the right thing to do,” said interim city manager Tim Wilson.
In addition to accepting items at the drop-off center, in April 2008, the City of Miami began a yard debris recycling and composting operation. Recycled items that are currently available to the public are: mulch, wood chips, and firewood - mulch and wood chips are available free of charge and firewood is $25 per rick. Compost could be available next spring.
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Note: Plastic jugs must be rinsed and lids removed.
Tin cans should be rinsed and labels removed.