Summary of Services
Community Beautification and Waste Management (CBWM) provides garbage, trash, and recycling services to over 76,000 service points, residential and commercial. In addition, the department is responsible for maintaining 13,500 acres of medians and rights-of-way along major roadways within the City.
Located in the General Fund, Community Beautification provides landscaping maintenance and mowing of City property and rights of way, as well as litter control, graffiti removal, trimming and removal of fallen trees in the rights-of-way, and maintenance of City-owned cemeteries and vacant lots. This division also performs maintenance at the City cemetery, including removal of dead and dying trees, pruning overgrown brush and shrubs, stump removal, water system repair, mowing, and litter control.
Services provided in Waste Management include
• weekly residential curbside garbage collection and recycling,
• residential biweekly curbside collection of bulky items, yard waste, electronics, and white goods,
• solid waste removal for large volume commercial customers by roll-off or hook trucks up to six times per week,
• commercial recycling up to five days per week,
• open gate service for a fee when requested by commercial establishments,
• sanitizing containers to minimize pests and odor for a fee on request,
• Collection of dead animals from the right-of-way, and
• street sweeping on a regular rotation along City curb and gutters streets.
Awards and Honors
Community Beautification and Waste Management has received numerous awards and honors:
• First City-owned LEED Green Certified Building
• National Arbor Day Foundation’s Growth Award for Arboricultural Excellence (four consecutive years)
• Outstanding Partnership Award from Recycle Florida
• Distinction Innovation for Green Building Award from Florida Planning & Zoning Association
• Best Practice Award from Sustainable Florida
• Excellence Award from MLK Foundation
• Bronze Marketing Award and Silver Excellence Award for Communication from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
• IME Advisory Council Award and Industrial & Manufacturing Engineers Career Support Award from FAMU/FSU College of Engineering
The FY23 budget includes an increase of $266,000 for increases in contractual services which support City staff in their mission.
Community beautification will continue to provide landscaping maintenance and mowing of City property and rights of way, litter control, graffiti removal, trimming and removal of fallen trees in the right-of-way, and maintenance of City-owned cemeteries and lots.
Waste Management (Solid Waste)
•The fund is self-sustaining and is funded with monthly service fees.
•Solid Waste rates are reviewed every three to four years to ensure cost recovery over the planning period.
The City will complete a rate study for the Solid Waste Fund in FY23.