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We've Collected 290,000 Cubic Yards of Debris 

The initial cleanup operation has collected so far 290,000 cubic yards of Hurricane Irma debris, an amount significantly higher than Hurricane Wilma left in 2005.  More than 80 debris collection trucks will continue servicing all zones throughout Coral Gables for subsequent collection passes.  To prevent pickup delays, please continue to keep vegetative debris piles separate from the non-vegetative piles. Specialized crews have already made great progress on cutting hanging limbs and leaning trees citywide.  There are also crews tasked with removing what remains of larger City-tree-related debris and tree stumps.  These operations will generate new piles, which will be collected on subsequent passes by hauling crews.
 
 This is how you can help:
  • Do not to place any debris materials in the vicinity of storm drains. This will prevent any flooding caused by rains.
  • Do not place piles in a manner that blocks the travel lanes of the road or the sidewalk.
  • Do not comingle broken furniture, discards or household refuse in vegetation piles;
  • Do not comingle trash bags filled with leaves;
  • Include only landscape debris materials;
  • If your landscape service is assisting in cutting/clearing your property, limbs and branches must be cut to 4'-6' lengths;
  • Failure to follow these FEMA requirements will result in no pickup.
 
As you know, garbage and recycling collection have resumed to their regular schedules. Bulk trash pickup will resume as soon as FEMA collections are completed. 
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Self-Haul & Drop-Off Locations

If you want to drop off your trash before the city's bulk trash pickup service resumes, you may take them to the following locations:
 
Dade County Solid Waste Transfer
2900 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155
Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Disposal fee of $102.71/ton applies
 
South Dade Landfill
23707 SW 97th Ave, Homestead, FL 33032 (Gate A)
North Dade Landfill
21500 NW 47th Ave. , Miami, FL 33055
Seven days a week, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Disposal fee of $89.38/ton applies
 
Hotline: 305-460-5401, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
For afterhours: 305-442-1600.
CGTV Nominated for an Emmy Award



The talented team of Coral Gables Television has been nominated for an Emmy award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter for the production of "Embracing Autism: A Coral Gables Story." The video documentary tells the remarkable story about the hardships of living with autism, as told by people and families directly affected. The 2017 regional Emmy winners will be announced on December 2 in Orlando. Way to go CGTV team!
Halloween on the Mile
BOO! Get Ready for a Fun Halloween 

Coral Gables is a fun place to be, especially on Halloween. On Tuesday, October 31, don't miss Halloween on the Mile's spooky storytelling, arts and crafts, kiddie costume contest and a doggie costume contest, starting at 4 p.m. at Books & Books, Actors' Playhouse and the Coral Gables Museum. Then at night, older kids can get scared at the Youth Center's Haunted House, 405 University Drive, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 per children.  Read more...
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Appreciating the Arts in Our Community

With an impressive performance held on October 10, violinist and University of Miami student Miclen LaiPang inaugurated National Arts and Humanities Month in Coral Gables.  LaiPang is a full scholarship student at UM and has been granted use of the university's recently acquired 300-year-old Guarneri violin. Thousands of arts and cultural organizations, and communities across the country such as the City of Coral Gables, celebrate the arts because it allows us to explore ideas, express emotions, and better appreciate cultures from around the world. Read more...  
Around Town
Pumpkin patch
Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch at Pittman Park

Celebrate fall with the City of Coral Gables at the second annual Pumpkin Patch at Pittman Park. The free community event takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of pumpkins will be on sale. All proceeds will go to the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Hurricane Irma Fund to benefit the Florida Keys. Pittman Park is located on the corner of Galiano Street and Merrick Way in the heart of downtown Coral Gables. Enjoy a children's pumpkin decorating station, live music by bluegrass band Alligator Alley, fall bites, and a picture perfect fall portrait area. Read more... 
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Disability Awareness Month Social 

On Monday, October 23, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. bring your family and join us at California Pizza Kitchen, 300 Miracle Mile, for Disability Awareness Month. Sponsored by Disability Independence Group, this social provides a welcoming environment to talk with your neighbors, and learn how the City of Coral Gables is welcoming people with disabilities. Read more...
senior health fair
Senior Health Fair Rescheduled for October 25

Join the City of Coral Gables and Doctors Hospital for a Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, October 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Avenue. Free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, hearing, body mass index, waist circumference and osteoporosis are available.  Free flu shots will be offered for the first 100 participants as well as  free consultations with pharmacists, dietitian and diabetes educators. There's complimentary parking with validation. Read more... 
Hungry? Burgerliscious is Back!

Burgerliscious
Get your hungry on for the seventh edition of Burgerliscious, scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 6-10 p.m. at Fred B. Hartnett /Ponce Circle Park, 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd. More than 20 restaurants will go head-to-head as they compete for this year's "Best in Bun" and "People's Choice'" Awards. General Admission is $60. Upgrade to VIP admission is also available. Read more... 
Memories of Madrid
Hispanic Cultural  Festival
Memories of Madrid
To benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation
Friday, October 20
Biltmore Hotel
Hispanic Cultural Festival
Saturday/Sunday, October 21 & 22
In front of City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
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