I would like to remind everyone that I will be hosting two recycling events this Saturday aimed at reducing contamination in our city's recycling stream. The first event will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., in the Deer Run neighborhood at Ada Graham Johnson Park. The second event will be from noon until 1:00 p.m., in the Waterford Homes neighborhood at Crystal Heights North Park (adjacent to SW 10th Street). Representatives from the City's recycling department and Waste Management will be present to explain the "do's and don'ts" of our new DFB Recycling: Version 2.0 Program.
You may be asking, "Why is he hosting these events?" Under our current contract with Waste Management, the city pays a "contamination fee" for improperly recycled products above 18% of the material collected. That 18% cap increases to 26% shortly. Six months thereafter, there will be no cap. Considering the City's current contamination rate is close to 40% that means you as the taxpayer will be paying more for recycling. Public education events like these are intended to assist residents to recycle properly. Just because something may be recyclable doesn't necessarily mean it can be recycled.
I encourage you to join me this Saturday morning to learn more. Light refreshments will be served. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
What's Happening in Deerfield Beach?
Commissioner Drosky Hosts Recycling Info Sessions
In September, the City of Deerfield Beach kicked off DFB Recycling Version 2.0. The new program focuses on bringing recycling back to its basics and keeping it clean through the reduction of excess contamination.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday
The City of Deerfield Beach will be hosting its quarterly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event this Saturday, March 9, 2019. The event will take place at 401 SW 4 Street, Deerfield Beach, and will last from 9 AM to 12 PM. The next HHW event will take place on June 1, 2019.
Retire Old U.S. Flags at Deerfield Beach
The City has a program for residents and businesses to properly dispose of U.S. Flags. The flags should be brought to the Broward Sheriff’s Deerfield Beach District Headquarters office, located at 300 NE 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.
Free LinkedIn Workshop Offered to Small Business Community
The City of Deerfield Beach is pleased to invite the small business community to attend the Quarterly Business Roundtable, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Hillsboro Technology Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.