The City of Margate has awarded an exclusive franchise to Waste Management for the collection of residential curbside garbage and recycling, commercial garbage, and multi-family recycling.
Residential customers consist of households that receive curbside collection of garbage.
Please follow the links below for more information on residential waste and recycling services:
Household Hazardous Waste
Waste Management now provides online support through their new TracEZ system. Follow the link to submit:
Multi-Family Residential Customers
Rental apartment communities and owner-occupied multi-family communities that have opted to join the City's exclusive franchise are provided garbage, recycling, and monthly bulk collection services through the City's exclusive franchise. To establish, change, or discontinue collection services, multi-family residential customers should contact Waste Management directly at (954) 974-7500. Multi-family residential customers are to provide their residents with access to recycling. A minimum capacity of one 95-gallon recycling cart collected weekly shall be provided for every eight (8) units in the community. Equivalent dumpster capacity and/or more frequent collections may be used to provide the minimum capacity. Additionally, residents of multi-family residential customer communities are now eligible to participate in the Recyclebank recycling rewards program. Once registered, residents earn points for recycling and can redeem those points for gift cards, movie tickets, magazines, coupons, etc. from local and national businesses. Visit www.recyclebank.com/wm to register and begin earning points today.
As required by City code (Sec. 19-5), all buildings, structures, and lands within the City shall subscribe to garbage collection services through the City's exclusive franchise. To establish, change, or discontinue garbage collection services, commercial customers should contact Waste Management directly at (954) 974-7500.
Commercial establishments are also encouraged to recycle and may contact any State of Florida certified recovered materials dealer to establish recycling collection service. Please note that all recyclable materials must be source separated; meaning that recyclable materials shall be separated from garbage and trash by the commercial establishment where the recyclable materials and garbage is generated. Any recyclable material container containing ten percent (10%) or more, by weight or volume, of non-recyclable materials shall be considered garbage and be subject to collection by the City's franchised waste hauler for a fee.
Owner Occupied Multi-Family Communities
Owner occupied multi-family communities (Condos) with centralized garbage containers may contract for garbage collection services with any hauler that has been granted a non-exclusive franchise by the City of Margate. Condos are required to provide a minimum level of garbage collection service such that the garbage is collected a minimum of twice per week and that the garbage containers are adequately sized so that all garbage generated fits within the containers so that their lid can completely close. Please contact any of the haulers listed below directly to establish, change, or discontinue garbage collection services.
The City's current non-exclusive franchisees are:
• Republic Services – (954) 583-1830
• Southern Waste Systems – (888) 800-7732
• Waste Management – (954) 974-7500
• Waste Services of Florida, Inc. – (954) 574-1311
• Ace Waste Services, LLC – (954) 472-6700
• Panzarella Waste – (954) 320-9594
Condos are also required to provide their residents with access to recycling. A minimum capacity of one 95-gallon recycling cart collected weekly shall be provided for every eight (8) units in the community. Equivalent dumpster capacity and/or more frequent collections may be used to provide the minimum capacity. Condos may contract with any State of Florida certified recovered materials dealer to provide their recycling collection service.
Condos now also have the option to join the City of Margate's exclusive franchise for garbage and recycling collection. Advantages of joining the City's exclusive franchise include City management of solid waste and recycling collection, clearly identified public pricing, and monthly bulk waste collection. Please note that joining the exclusive franchise is permanent. Communities interested in joining the City's exclusive franchise may contact the Department of Environmental and Engineering Services at (954) 972-0828 to obtain additional information.