How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents. Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural park…

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No Garbage Pickup On Christmas Day

The City has announced the following change to garbage pickup day on Christmas Day, December 25th. If your garbage, trash and/or recycling is picked up on Fridays, since Christmas day falls on a Friday, your pick up will be Saturday,…

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Eta Alters Garbage/Recycling/Trash Schedule

Tropical Storm Eta made its way through Coral Gables over the last 72 hours and brought plenty of rain. City staff reports no reports of major damage and only one downed tree in Deering Bay. One thing was affected by…

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Household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, Nov. 14

The City of Coral Gables will host the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, Nov. 14  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City Hall parking lot (405 Biltmore Way). Residents can recycle old electronics, dispose of household hazardous…

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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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