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Springtime Egg Hunt on April 13

This Saturday! Springtime Egg Hunt

It's time for the City of Margate's annual Springtime Egg Hunt!

On Saturday, April 13th, children eight years old and younger are invited to the City of Margate’s Springtime Egg Hunt. The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, 1695 Banks Road. ARRIVE EARLY!

Nearly 9,000 brightly colored plastic eggs - each containing a treat will be scattered on three baseball fields and one area for special needs children. There is no age restriction for those with special needs.

Children will be separated by age group for the egg hunt as follows:

Field #1:     Ages 2 & Under
Field #2:     Ages 3-5
Field #3:     Ages 6-8
Field #3:    Special Needs Area (located adjacent to Field 3)

Some eggs will also contain a ticket redeemable for a special prize. Peter Rabbit will make a special guest appearance for family photographs. Please remember to bring your baskets and a camera.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available.

For additional information, please contact the Margate Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 972-6458 or by email: parksrec@margatefl.com.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection

This Saturday! HHW and Electronics Collection & Document Shredding

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) and old electronics, and shred documents that include sensitive information. 

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection and Document Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oriole Park, located at 7055 NW 1st Street. 

City of Margate residents can drop off items such as household chemicals, cleaning solutions, aerosols, paint, oil, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, vehicle fluids, mercury thermometers, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, TVs, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, cell phones, home phones, DVD players, rechargeable batteries, and tires (limit 4).

Items not accepted include explosives, bio-hazardous waste, medical waste, appliances, microwaves, and business or commercial generated waste.  

Secure document shredding will also be available. Margate residents may bring up to three standard letter size boxes of documents for shredding.

Proof of Margate residency is required.  This includes a photo ID and one of the following (with matching address): a utility bill, vehicle registration, or a trim notice/tax bill.  

For more information, Margate residents can contact the Department of Environmental and Engineering Services at (954) 972-0828 or visit www.margatefl.com/hhw.

Payment Center Scheduled for Maintenance

Payment Center to be down on Friday and Saturday

The Payment Center will be unavailable as of 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12th until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th due to system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to have the system restored ahead of schedule.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

VITA Free Tax Preparation Program Available Through April 15th

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a federal program created 40+ years ago. It continues to have bipartisan support in Congress.

VITA is an excellent opportunity for individuals and families to keep more of their money and save on tax preparation fees. This service is provided by trained IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers who will – in addition to preparing taxes for free – also determine an individual’s eligibility for special tax credits.

In the 2018 tax season, more than 6,000 Broward County taxpaying working families and individuals took advantage of the VITA program and had their income taxes prepared by trained VITA volunteers.  More than $6 million in taxes were refunded to working families. Nearly 40% of the individuals assisted last year qualified for additional tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  Individuals who have not taken advantage of EITC in the past may be eligible for the credit for up to three years retroactively. For more information, go to https://vitataxesfree.org/.

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For questions or comments about the information shared above, please email pio@margatefl.com.
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