Why did Davie decide to transition recycling?


This transition occurred because of two reasons: 

1. The global recycling market changed. Low, and in some cases, no demand in the global marketplace for materials such as glass and plastics #3 through #7, combined with the low value of mixed paper and high rates of contamination, have tripled the cost of processing recyclable materials over the past few years.

2. Contamination issues. If the recycling is contaminated with waste, the contaminated recyclables end up in the landfill.  As a result of this transition, the recyclables will be converted into energy instead of being landfilled. 

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1. When are my residential garbage days?
2. How often will I receive curbside residential garbage collection per week?
3. Where should I leave my garbage cart out for service?
4. Will I receive automated collection?
5. What is automated collection?
6. Can I set additional garbage next to my cart?
7. Are there tips on how to pack my garbage cart?
8. Who replaces stolen or damaged carts?
9. Can I dispose of manure in my garbage cart?
10. What if one cart is not enough?
11. When is residential curbside monthly bulk pickup scheduled?
12. When is condo or multifamily pickup scheduled?
13. Should I continue to recycle?
14. How do I pay for garbage services?
15. What is a Waste-to-Energy facility?
16. What is renewable energy?
17. Why did Davie decide to transition recycling?
18. What are ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
19. What are the recycling changes under the new service provider?
20. What company provides solid waste services (bulk, trash, recycling, etc.) for the Town of Davie?
21. What are the advantages of an automated collection service?
22. What can be placed in my cart?
23. What items can I dispose of during bulk pickup?
24. How do I dispose of paint and other hazardous waste?
25. What are the residential/single family service costs?
26. What is the solid waste rate for Condo/Multifamily and Commercial?
27. What are the solid waste compaction and open-top roll-off service rates?
28. How do I set out my yard waste for collection?
29. I want to sign up for commercial services, who should I contact?
30. What are the bulk waste pickup requirements?