On May 25, 2021, the City Council adopted Hialeah, Fla. Ordinance 2021-052, effective October 1, 2021, which made significant changes to the non-exclusive solid waste collection franchise program and created a new waste services permit program. Ordinance 2021-052 was subsequently amended on September 14, 2021 by adopting Hialeah, Fla. Ordinance 2021-081 to make minor clarifications to the program.
If you are a private collector in the business of collecting, transporting, or disposing of solid waste, construction and demolition waste, land clearing debris, recyclable materials, or as otherwise defined by Hialeah, Fla. Ordinance 2021-052, you must apply for and obtain a non-exclusive franchise from the city prior to providing those services to any person directly or through the use of a broker in the city.