Waste and Recycling

  • News

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Toxic Ash Closes Douglas Park

    Miami-Dade's newest toxic playground is the City of Miami's Douglas Park. City of Miami officials say arsenic, lead, barium and other hazardous substances have been found at levels far above the threshold considered safe for human exposure. The park will be fenced off and closed to all visitors, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Tonight at Devon Seafood: Save Wine Corks, Get Up To $20 Off

    Are you one of those that collects corks from after a weekend of drinking wine? Maybe you have corks as decoration in your kitchen and you've no more space. Not to worry, wine is never quaffed in vain. Devon Seafood Steak is introducing ReCORK Mondays. It starts today. So if you opened bottles yes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Health Department Study Finds No Cancer Cluster In Northwest Miami

    The Miami-Dade County Health Department has officially released its findings on the cancer scare in northwest Dade: There's no cluster in Broadmoor, they say."We have not found or identified a cluster," says Lillian Rivera, the Health Department's administrator. "Based on the incidence and methodolo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Poisoned: A New Times Investigation Into a Neighborhood's Toxic History and Cancer Scare

    Last month, the Miami-Dade County Commission quietly passed a terrifying-sounding resolution, voting to ask health officials to travel to the small neighborhood of Broadmoor in Northwest Dade to investigate whether a recycling plant had caused a cancer cluster. Residents there made frighte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Owners of Allegedly Cancer-Causing Recycling Plant Were Charged in a Million-Dollar Racketeering Scheme

    Read "Hialeah Residents Claim Local Recycling Plant Is Causing Increased Rates Of Cancer"Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission will vote on a resolution on whether to investigate a potential cancer cluster in Hialeah along NW 36th Avenue. Residents have pointed fingers at nearby King Metal Recycli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Miami Beach Will Soon Fine You If You Don't Recycle (Well, Not Actually)

    Study up on the numbers on the bottom of your plastic bottles, Miami Beach residents, because the City Commission has passed an ordinance that will make recycling mandatory in the city. Those who don't comply could face fines of up to $2,500. Well, not really, because the city doesn't actually plan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Dramatic North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre Now in Public Feud With His Kid's Science Teacher

    Controversy seems to follow North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre wherever he goes. So, naturally, now he's managed to get himself in a public feud with his kid's science teacher.Laurie Futterman, a science teacher at the David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, showed up last week at a city council meeting to speak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Chili's Can Be Rude -- Stop Throwing Away Your Food!

    I love free stuff, Groupon, discounts, hook ups, and so on. But my obsession with not throwing away food when there is some other use for it stems from more than the fact I like to save a little coin.Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste annually -- which makes it the largest pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Miami Shipper Antillean Marine Charged With Oil Pollution

    via Wikimedia CommonsIt was like this, except the birds were alive and probably not covered in oil.​Miami River shipping company Antillean Marine has been charged with knowingly dumping oil into U.S. waters, then falsifying its records to omit the offense, which could cost them more than $1.5 mill ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2011
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    September 16, 2010
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    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Google Earth Used to Help Make Arrest in Florida

    ​If you watch CSI: Miami, you might be under the impression that Miami-Dade has the most tech-savvy crime fighters in the state. You might be wrong. A Santa Rosa County deputy used Google Earth to help track down a man and make an arrest.The crime isn't nearly as interesting as the police work, th ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Bottled Water Gets the Boot

    As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Fix The Green, Love The Green

    Get off your butt, you lazy environmentalists!

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2007

    Earth Day Early

    The Grove gets a little greenery

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    A Fine Mess

    Georges William was fined $500 because his name was found in a pile of illegally dumped trash. Then New Times showed up.

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Trash and Cash

    Small, independent garbage haulers have always had to battle the big companies, but now they have a new foe: the City of Miami

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Giving New Meaning to the Word Trashman

    A former top official at the Department of Environmental Resources Management is under criminal investigation for illegal dumping

  • News

    January 9, 1997

    Talkin' Trash

    More good news for Miami: Surfside knows the secret of good garbage

  • News

    September 5, 1996

    Why Recycle?

    It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Such a Deal!

    The Old South Dade Dump is an open-air museum of pollution history -- and it's all ours

  • News

    January 25, 1996

    Our Garbage, Ourselves

    Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life

  • News

    May 25, 1994

    Throw Away This Newspaper

    And you just might face hefty fines, thanks to the countywide crackdown on businesses and landlords that refuse to recycle