Multi-Family Properties & Commercial Establishments

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The Department of Public Works Environmental Services Division ensure all businesses and multi-family properties offer garbage and recycling services to all its employees, customers, and/or tenants. In partnership with the Green Team Advisory Committee, the Public Works Department modified City Ordinances to mandate recycling for all new and existing multi-family units and businesses within the City.


The City of Hollywood has an open market for sanitation services, meaning business owners and multi-family property managers, boards, and/or landlords must choose a permitted private hauler to contract services. All haulers providing garbage and/or recycling services must hold an active permit from the City. Garbage and/or Recycling permits expire every year on September 30th. 


Solid Waste & Recycling City Ordinance Requirements                                                                                

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Comply with the City’s Ordinance and make sure residents and/or tenants have a place to safely and properly dispose of their waste.

Ensure that your dumpsters/trash areas are:

  • securely placed outside out of the right-a-way
  • properly placed in a landscaped enclosure for dumpster over 2 cubic yards
  • labeled with the hauler’s  name and contact number

An On-Site Recycling Program

Comply with City’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance and provide your residents with a recycling program.

Your recycling program must accept the following materials:

  • Glass
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Metal Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Aseptic- milk cartons, etc 
  • Paper, magazines, catalogs, and junk mail
Source separation is a requirement, meaning recycling material will need to be contained separately from garbage containers.

Implement an Ongoing and Formal Recycling Education Program

Comply with City’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance and make sure your educational program is in place:

  • Notify your residents continually about recycling
  • Distribute recycling guidelines to your current  and new residents 

Commingled Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

Broward County's Household Hazardous and Commingled Waste Drop Off
All hazardous products must include a label that has the word "poison", "toxic", "warning", "danger and caution"
Every Saturday, 8am-4pm at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd, West Park, FL. Proof of residency in the City of Hollywood is required. For a full list of accepted materials and more information, click the link above.

3 Steps to Implementing your Successful Recycling Program

1. Get to Know Your  Waste

Your multi-family property or your business probably has a system to properly dispose of your garbage. To implement, a successful recycling program, first, get to know (1) how much waste, (2) what kind of waste your tenants and/or customers generate, and (3) where is the garbage thrown away. Doing a waste audit can help you reduce your waste, which in turn, helps reduce your waste disposal bill over time.


Do a walk-through and look into your dumpster and other garbage bins you have. Conduct a waste audit to analyze the volume, composition,weight, and sources of your business or multi-family property's solid waste. Some haulers are willing to conduct waste audit for their customers. 

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2. Work with Your Hauler

Once you know how much, what kind of waste, and your waste sources you are almost ready to start working with the City's permitted haulers to get your recyclables picked up. You can work with your current garbage hauler or choose a new hauler for your recycling services. 

Steps to Securing a Recycling Hauler:
  1. Find the best hauler for you-​Ask your neighbors and other businesses and/or multi-family properties about their hauler's service and prices
  2. Get Price Quotes- You can contact the City's permitted haulers directly and ask for price quotes. To help you find the best quote for your property let haulers know that you are shopping around and fill out the Preparing to work with your hauler form. Use this form to answer the haulers questions during your phone call or site visit. 
  3. ​Contracting a Hauler-Before contracting your hauler, ask them about what is important to you

3. Launch and Tweak Your Recycling Program 

Launch Your Program
O
nce you have your know your waste and you have worked with your hauler. Your recycling containers are in place, your educational signage about the type of recyclables you property accepts are up in visible, high-traffic areas, you are ready to launch your program. You can throw together a quick social, present the program at your next meeting, or send memos to your tenants or staff/employees. Ensure that you are using the best method of communication to spread the word in your establishment. 

Monitoring Your Program 
Establish a schedule for monitoring your recycling program’s performance monthly. Monitoring your program from the start will help you identify and correct problems and track whether your recycling goals are being met.
Share your challenges and progress with employees, staff, and tenants and work with them on program improvements or modifications. You can post recycling totals, establish waste reduction goals, and even reward tenants or staff who are recycling correctly and opting to reuse or reduce materials, like using reusable water bottles, shopping bags, etc. 

You can ask yourself several questions to check what is working and not working with your waste reduction efforts. 
Do you need more recycling containers?
Are there enough custodial/volunteer personnel?
Are your participants sorting the recyclable materials correctly?
Is your recycler satisfied with the quality of material collected?