Sustainability

The City of Deerfield Beach has been diligent in addressing the growing concerns of global climate change and sea level rise. The City has confronted these concerns through practical and local solutions focused in the areas of: energy efficiency, coastal resiliency, environmental conservation and protection, education and outreach as well as policy development.

Sustainability Plan Development

The City has completed a high level analysis of sustainability initiatives already in place, which is included in the "Sustainability Summary." The City hopes to continue creating new initiatives, expanding the reach of sustainability, and ultimately continue with the sustainability planning process for a cohesive approach.

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Composting

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. While composting may seem mysterious or complicated, it’s a very simple and natural process that continuously occurs in nature, often without any assistance from mankind. Composting is an environmentally responsible action that diverts kitchen and yard waste from the landfill and is great for your garden. For more information on composting, check out this flyer.

Earth Machine compost bins are available for sale at Central City Campus for $50. For information on how to purchase a compost bin, call (954) 480-4391. 

Compressed Natural Gas Garbage & Recycling Trucks

The City of Deerfield Beach Recycling & Solid Waste Management fleet is designed to focus on efficiency in all ways. 
  • The automated collection allows the employees to stay in the trucks, reducing opportunity for work-related injuries and increasing route efficiency. This reduces overhead cost, which reflects in customer pricing. 
  • The carts are outfitted with special Radio Frequency ID tags (RFIDs) which will be scanned by readers on the new collection vehicles to collect data to help the City enhance services and reward residents for recycling.   
  • The City’s trucks are powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exhaust air that is cleaner than what the truck takes in. This reduces our impact on the environment. The trucks are also cheaper to maintain.
In the end, the service routes are fastermaintenance is cheaper, and poisonous emissions are lower.

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