Politicians Talked Garbage

The sunshine meeting held on Monday, June 29th, resulted in at least one agreement. The costs of solid waste in the City of Coral Gables is growing and will continue to grow exponentially unless something is done to curb either…

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Commission Approves 1.5% Solid Waste Assessment Increase

For a second year in a row, the City of Coral Gables commission voted to pass through a 1.5% tipping fee solid waste increase to residential property owners resulting in approximately a $4 increase. The item was moved by Commissioner…

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Coral Gables To Raise Garbage Fees Again

Last year Gables Insider informed you that fee’s were being increased. Gables Insider has now learned that, at the June 9th City Commission meeting, the city administration will present a new plan to increase fees and eliminate the early payment…

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Residents Defiant And Concerned In Face Of Cardboard Box Recycling Fines

On March 1st, the City’s cardboard box recycling fines ordinance took effect. However, this has angered residents who are decidedly defiant. Gables Insider drove through the North Gables during trash day and found that nearly 80% of trash pits had…

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Show Us Those Trash Pits, $500 Fines Start Today

The $500 fine article broke Gables Insider records with number of views and comments on a single article. Many residents are outraged over the fine and how the city is handling cardboard boxes. Others recognize that garbage tipping fees are…

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Cardboard Recycling $500 Fine Goes Into Effect March 1st

After 12 months of the City’s public information campaign, on March 1st, the City’s cardboard recycling fine ordinance will go into effect. The City Commission unanimously passed the ordinance requiring residents flatten all cardboard boxes and place them in or…

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Talking Garbage

One of the most talked about issues affecting residents lately is inconsistent solid waste services. We previously reported that during a sitdown with City Manager Peter Iglesias, he had informed us that eight sanitation workers had left or been let…

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City Manager Responds To Garbage & Recycling Issues

Last Thursday, Gables Insider asked you if you were having issues with your garbage and recycling pickup. Many of you commented and emailed us about your experience with these City services, and over 500 of you participated in our online…

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Has Your Garbage/Recycling Been Picked Up?

CITY MANAGER RESPONSE Last Thursday, Gables Insider asked you if you were having issues with your garbage and recycling pickup. Many of you commented and emailed us about your experience with these City services, and over 500 of you participated in…

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Recycle Cardboard Boxes Or It Can Cost You

In the interest of maintaining aesthetics, reducing costs and working towards a more sustainable city, the city commission passed an ordinance to prohibit cardboard boxes on the swales immediately abutting a property (aka trash pits). The ordinance was unanimously passed…

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