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Previously, many residents disposed of their yard waste with their garbage. Collecting yard waste separately from the garbage allows residents to reserve capacity in the garbage carts for their garbage that is generated within the home. Additionally, yard waste is less expensive than garbage and bulk to dispose of but needs to be collected separately in order to realize those savings.
Yard waste is less expensive than garbage and bulk to dispose of but needs to be collected separately in order to realize those savings. To fully benefit from the separate weekly yard waste collection, yard waste will no longer be collected with bulk.
This applies only to small size yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, tree/plant trimmings, etc.). These items can be placed either in a clear bag or directly into your personal garbage can. This allows Waste Management to ensure that only yard waste is being collected.
Other types of waste like garbage and bulk contaminate the yard waste. Contaminated loads of yard waste will be processed as garbage which will negate the advantage of collecting the yard waste separately.
City staff surveyed local stores and found clear plastic bags available at the following locations at the time of the survey:
Ace Hardware - 42 and 50 gallon bags available
5843 Margate Boulevard
Margate, FL 33063
42- and 50-gallon bags available
Winn Dixie - 30 and 13 gallon bags available
5600 West Sample Road
Margate, FL 33073
30- and 13-gallon bags available
Home Depot - 50-gallon bags available
4450 N State Road 7
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Additional options are available online.
1195 S State Road 7
North Lauderdale, FL 33068 and
750 N University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Walmart - 30-gallon bags available
3801 Turtle Creek Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Clear plastic bags can also be found online through Amazon, Google, and various other online retailers.
No. Larger size yard waste items like tree branches and palm fronds no longer need to be bundled. Simply place them in a neat pile within three (3) feet of the curbline on your yard waste collection day. Please keep in mind that no items can be longer than six (6) feet in length and no larger than eight (8) inches in diameter.