The Environmental Services Department oversees the collection and processing of garbage and recycling for Pompano Beach residents and businesses. Maintaining clean streets, parks, community centers and beaches is of great importance to the tourism industry, commercial growth and the quality of life enjoyed by our citizens. Helping residents practice good environmental stewardship, this department hosts bi-annual household hazardous waste collection events -- allowing for safe disposal of toxic items that should never be sent to the landfill. Environmental Services is further responsible for supporting many public events throughout the year and is always prepared to return the city to normalcy following weather emergencies or catastrophic occurrences.
Girl Scout Troop Donates Toy Library to Pompano Beach
Mayor Rex Hardin and Vice Mayor Andrea McGee were present for the ceremony and enjoyed meeting the girl scouts and their parents. The toy library was constructed by the girls using the wooden pallet which held the cartons of goodies from their annual cookie sale! The project truly highlights the recycling principals of repurposing and reusing. It will be maintained by the troop so that there will always be beach toys available for residents and visitors to use.
At the City Commission meeting on May 23, 2023, winners of the City of Pompano Beach’s Environmental Services Scholarship were congratulated for their environmental stewardship and academic excellence. Wishing them continued success were the City Commissioners and Mayor Rex Hardin; Environmental Services Director, Russell Ketchem; Senior Vice President of Coastal Waste and Recycling, John Casagrande; and COPB Recycling Coordinator, Beth Dubow.