By: Sharon Aron Baron
Due to recent small fires provoked by flammable hazardous waste at the Waste Transfer Station, the City of Coral Springs reminds residents how to properly dispose of materials:
- Household goods – such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances, carpet and padding, etc.
- Yard waste – includes unbundled tree trimmings, palm fronds, tree branches, and brush.
- Cardboard (Must be flattened and empty. NO PLASTIC OR STYROFOAM FILLINGS)
- Recyclables: Plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, paper.
- Residents may dispose of two yards of construction and demolition material per day from their property.
Materials Not Accepted:
Chemicals, cleaning liquids, or any other free liquids, batteries, commercial waste, raw garbage, and animal waste.
Residents who would like to dispose of hazardous waste may attend a special collection event held once a month in surrounding cities. For more information, visit www.coralsprings.org/hhw.
The following materials are only accepted on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month. This service resumes July 4 and 5: paint, fluorescent light bulbs and electronic equipment.
The Waste Transfer Station is located at the end of Wiles Road at NW 126th Avenue and is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. to residents ONLY.
Residents are required to provide two forms of I.D. showing a Coral Springs address (driver’s license, plus bill, registration, etc.). Residents are required to wear a face-covering inside of the Waste Transfer Station.
Waste may be brought to the Transfer Station in rented vehicles by residential property owners that meet the size restrictions. A Rental Vehicle Access to Waste Transfer Station Form must be filled out before the Friday of the planned weekend drop off.
Residents should also contact Waste Pro at 954-282-6800 prior to renting the vehicle, to ensure the vehicle and material hauled meets the standards of the transfer station.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.