Hello friends & neighbors,
I hope your week has been a good one! I want to update you about an important decision made by Waste Management (WM) recently. The City was informed that mixed paper will no longer be accepted in the recycling stream. Mixed paper is newspaper, mail, magazines, glossy inserts, pamphlets, catalogs, print and office paper as well as school paper.
I am concerned about this recent development, and I will be holding a town hall meeting in the near future to get resident input on this important matter. Until then, I’m encouraging you not to place any mixed paper in your recycling container. Instead, discard all mixed paper in your trash bins.
The City’s current recycling contamination rate sits above 50%. Placing mixed paper in your recycling cart will only add to the City’s recycling contamination level. The City needs residents to help get that contamination level down. When it comes to recycling, “Know before you Throw” and please visit the City’s recycling program website here for the latest information. Remember, “When in doubt, Throw it out!”
Have a great weekend!
What's Happening in DFB?
Sip & Stroll at Constitution Park and Arboretum
The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum, will be hosting the annual Sip & Stroll on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Constitution Park and Arboretum, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd., from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Family Campout at Constitution Park and Arboretum
The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the first ever Family Campout Saturday, March 7, at 3:30 PM thru March 8 at 10:00 AM at Constitution Park and Arboretum, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
City Hosts Comprehensive Beach Management Plan Workshop
This educational workshop is to present the findings of the City’s Comprehensive Beach Management Plan (CBMP). The CBMP presents a comprehensive and workable plan to achieve the City’s beach management goals to ensure the future sustainability of the City’s coastline.
New Design to Cover West Water Tower
The City of Deerfield Beach would like residents to know that the west water tower, located near the intersection of Powerline Road and West Drive, is getting an updated new look! This project will begin the week of January 27, 2020.
DFB Launches Your City, Your Buck
The City of Deerfield Beach is inviting citizens to dive into Your City, Your Buck, a new survey launched in an effort to include the community in the annual budgeting process.