Most city governments today no longer have departments addressing the need of taking out garbage. What they have is an oversight over outsourced services that are used by the city for hiring out those fleets of vehicles and personnel needed. The more a city grows the more it has waste for picking up and distributing or putting them in dumps is complicated.
The environment has to be served and the dumps will often quickly fill up when not regulated well. For trash pickup Miami Dade there must be many things that have to be done to make it a reliable and regular service. Mainly local companies or larger ones in the national scene have made a business of taking out trash from homes, office buildings and other sorts of public places.
However, their work is often not enough to address this concern especially in the most congested of urban settings. Also, counties where garbage is taken out to may not totally agree to the use of landfills in their areas. And in the legal sense, there are so many cases piling in the city government against the use of landfills.
Folks will contest the making of one, and so often today they are places that are privately owned and operated. The need is to have a proper license from authorities, and many companies can take some time having one. And there are so many concerns now for sanitary permits and environmental effects that any company here will be hard put to have a good business.
The larger the site, the more it will be toxic and hazardous to health, when and if the company simply piles up waste, tamp it down and add a layer of quicklime to kill bacteria. This is not enough today, and folks have found out to their detriment how it affects water tables and the health of people, animals and plants.
Why this is needed is the fact that people need sanitation in their homes and communities. Companies may be struggling or may be successful in this part of Florida. But the state and localities all have certain rules that limit the use of land for disposing garbage on and has complicated the problem many times over.
Some states are using the garbage transfer system to other countries where the laws are lax. But these other countries are catching up to this practice and are slowly or quickly banning these transfers, especially because much toxic items have been transferred. The process is now becoming more difficult for everyone.
Florida has garbage barges and other stuff that can be of help, but since the service has devolved to private companies, big business has taken charge. And these often have less need of conscience and environmental regulations. They can certainly incinerate, but this will mean the use of more fuel and more facilities than they are willing to pay for.
For now, there is enough space to dispose trash in, but this is slowly being eaten up and pretty soon another garbage crisis will come up. This is not only true for Dade County but for the entire country. A lot of lands out in barren places here are protected as preserves or parks and the government will prosecute those violating them.