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Congratulations to Margate Middle School

They've done it again! For the second year in a row, the students of Margate Middle School have earned the tremendous honor of being named National Champions of the Vocabulary.com competition.

Each year, Margate Middle School students use the website, vocabulary.com, to improve their language and reading skills. They compete with other middle and high school students across the country to see who can master the most vocabulary words, and they WON! Congratulations to all!

Household Hazardous Waste Event

Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics Collection and Document Shredding on April 28th

The City of Margate, in partnership with Waste Management, is offering residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste (HHW), electronic waste, and shred documents.

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection and Document Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oriole Park, located at 7055 NW 1st Street. For more information, please go to margatefl.com/HHW.

Orange Tree

Free Tree Giveaway on April 28th

In celebration of Earth Month, the City of Margate Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Free Tree Giveaway for Margate residents only on Saturday, April 28th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., while supplies last. The Tree Giveaway will take place at Oriole Park, located at 7055 NW 1st Street.
 
Over 350 trees will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each household will receive ONE TREE per residential address. Please bring a photo ID and proof of Margate residency. For more information, please call (954) 972-6458 or email parksrec@margatefl.com.

 
Drug Take Back

Prescription Drug Take Back on April 28th

The Margate Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will host the annual Prescription Drug Take Back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th at Walgreens, located at 3000 N. State Road 7. 

Open to the public, this free event allows participants to safely dispose of unused, expired and unwanted medications in its original container with the prescription label removed. Acceptable medications include: Prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and pet medicine. For more information, go to margatefl.com or email mdruzbik@margatefl.com.


Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Pledge to Conserve Water

Mayor Arlene Schwartz is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation — and in return residents can win $5,000 toward their Home Utility Payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Plus, one lucky charity will receive a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to serve the community.

The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.

To participate, residents enter online at mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the City of Margate.

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