Hurricane Preparedness - Sanitation Service Tips

Before a Storm

  • All sanitation services are suspended when a Hurricane warning is issued
  • Do not put out bulk trash or yard waste when a Hurricane watch or warning is issued, or when a hurricane is approaching the area.
  • Properly trim and prune trees, shrubs and other plants
  • Remove all dead trees, branches, tree limbs, palm fronds, or dead coconuts and put out for pickup before hurricane season begins.
  • Store carts and bins in a safe place out of high winds or tie them down securely
  • Include large garbage bags with your emergency supply kit for waste disposal.

During a Storm

  • All sanitation services are suspended during a storm.
  • Put all household waste in garbage bags for disposal and seal tightly to prevent unsanitary conditions.
  • Be prepared to store waste in sealed garbage bags for several days.
  • Do not forget to separate your recyclable items from your regular garbage.
  • Stay tuned to local television, radio stations or the city website for updates regarding City of North Miami operations.

After a Storm

  • Be prepared for adjustments to sanitation schedules after a hurricane.
  • Put all household, recycle and yard waste, in garbage bags for disposal until your regular services resumes. 
  • Place all trash in an accessible area away from power lines, fences, and trees.
  • Please advise FP&L if there are any down power lines in your area.
    Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately to report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line.