Effective June 1, 2021, the Town of Davie will be changing the way in which we process recycling materials collected from the beige recycling carts. The biggest challenge for Davie and is the same challenge for everyone in Broward County is the processing of recyclables.
For years, recycling has declined based on the global market and contamination issues making the repurposing of recyclables cost-prohibitive. As a result, the cost to recycle has tripled and recyclables are being disposed of due to contamination. For many, this is quite shocking to hear, which is why the Town has taken a hybrid approach to ensure that the Town still gets credited with recycling.
In this new contract, residents will still have a recycling cart (beige) and a waste cart (green). They will both be picked up by the same truck and taken to the Waste-to-Energy Facility on SR7/441. There, the materials will be burned generating electricity resulting in energy credits. We ask that you still source separate, the material between recyclables and household waste as the Town, other Broward municipalities, and Broward County are currently collaborating to determine the feasibility of opening a government-run recycling facility in Broward County. If, and when this occurs, this would require the separating of materials and the Town will be in a state of readiness to participate. In the meantime, we will have lower waste and recycling costs than anticipated and still doing our best for the environment. In addition, if your beige recycling cart is in need of repair or replacement it will be replaced by a green cart similar to the waste cart.
As a reminder, please place your recycling cart curbside by 7 a.m. on either of your scheduled pick up days, but no earlier than 7 p.m., the previous evening.