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the city of Fort Lauderdale periodically gives away free trees to residents. Why would the City spend money on providing trees free of charge to residents?  It's simple: The more people we have planting trees, the more people we have working to achieve our goal of 23.6% canopy cover in the City by 2018. The next Tree has been tentatively scheduled for November 2017.  For additional details, please call 954-828-5785 or email the City Urban Forester at  mawilliams@fortlauderdale.gov.

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If you toss hazardous products into the trash, they could end up in a landfill where the chemicals can seep into the ground, but even before that, hazardous material in the trash could injure a garbage collection worker, child playing outside or a passer-by.  Please properly dispose of HHW

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Plastic bags, pizza boxes, and Styrofoam do not go in your blue recycling cart? And, don’t put clothes hangers in there either. Click on the link for a handy graphic on what does and does not go in your cart. 


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Your Household Hazardous Waste must be separated and cannot go in your trash can. The City of Fort Lauderdale hosts a number of collection events each year and has reciprocal arrangements with 5 other cities. You may also take your hazardous waste to collection events hosted by Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Lauderdale Lakes, Coconut Creek, and Coral Springs. The 2016 and 2017 Hazardous Waste drop off days are listed on the City’s website along with a listing of what waste items are collected.

Link to Hazardous Waste information and collection sites and dates

 

Your Wine Corks are recyclable. Just take them to Whole Foods on Federal Highway – there is a collection bin in the wine section of the store! and cannot go in your trash can! Whole Foods has a GREEN MISSION and cork recycling is part of that mission. Whole Foods Market has partnered with Cork ReHarvest in a cork recycling program so that shoppers can recycle their natural wine corks. Recycling helps to reduce demand placed on cork plantations while maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the Mediterranean forests and helps thousands of producers to maintain  a sustainable income to support their families.