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Homeowners Vacation Extra Watch

The Homeowners Vacation Extra watch is a program which was created so Davie Homeowners can subscribe to an extra watch of their residence while on brief trips or vacation. When you plan on leaving your home, simply fill out the form and a Davie Police Officer will make every effort to conduct an extra watch while you are away. 

We urge you not to announce on social media you are away, and make arrangements with a trustworthy neighbor, friend, or family member to collect your mail or any deliveries you may be expecting. We also recommend setting outside lights to turn on and off with a timer.

** PLEASE NOTE:  The program is not intended for periods of time greater than two (2) weeks or “back-to-back” entries. Please do not make entries for occupied homes. Requests submitted that do not meet criteria may be removed. **

Click here to be directed to the Vacation Extra Watch form.

Household Electronics Recycling

Household Electronics Recycling

Household Electronics ONLY may be dropped off at the ARC Fort Lauderdale location, to be recycled. 

ARC Ft. Lauderdale location at 3300 S.W. 13th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, telephone number is 954-577-4160.

Drop-off is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless there is a holiday. 

Proof of residency is required (photo ID and a document that shows your Davie address such as a tax bill, TRIM notice, or voter registration). ARC staff will help you cart the items from your vehicle. For more information, call Sun-Bergeron at 954-680-6100, or Town of Davie at 954-797-1045.

For questions or concerns please contact Waste Management at 954-974-7500, Town of Davie at 954-797-1045 or waste@davie-fl.gov

Bulk Trash Collection Schedule & Guidelines

The 2020 Bulk Trash Schedules and Household Electronics Recycling

Please note that the date of your collection depends on whether you live in a designated green or gold area, according to the bulk maps (see links below). 

You can also click here to use our FIND YOUR BULK TRASH DATE feature by simply putting in your address, hit the enter key, and click on the map when it appears and the day and dates of your bulk pickup will pop up.

Please note that the date of your collection depends on whether you live in a designated green or gold area, according to the bulk maps (see links below).

Each area has a designated week. Please note that single-family bulk collection is one day per month. The Condo/Multifamily schedule is located on both maps.

View the Bulk Waste Collection Information Sheet

Five Reasons to Bike to Campus

It’s spring, the weather is beautiful and the school year is nearing its end. Why spend this season cooped up in your car? Bicycles are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation due to its many health benefits. In honor of National Bike Day on April 19, here are five reasons you should trade four wheels for two.

  1. Reducing your carbon footprint. It’s common sense that bike-riding contributes to lower pollution levels, but exactly how much? A midsize car uses 68 gallons of gasoline during a 10-mile round-trip commute five days a week, which equals 0.7 tons of carbon dioxide. This would be reduced to zero if you rode your bike to campus five days a week.
  2. Exercise. When you’re sitting in class all day or doing homework, you’re probably not getting your recommended daily dose of aerobics. Riding a bicycle can give you plenty of cardio and a great muscle workout, in addition to more strength and stamina. While sitting in cars is a sedentary activity, biking is a healthy activity that you can incorporate into your commuting time.
  3. Save money. Between car insurance and gasoline, drivers can spend a pretty penny on their vehicles. With bicycles, aside from the occasional repair and tire change, you don’t have to buy insurance or gas to maintain it.
  4. Decreased stress levels. Do you feel like pulling your hair out whenever you sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic? This certainly causes your stress levels to increase. When you ride a bike, your anxiety and stress decreases, which leads to a calmer state of mind in general.
  5. Improved posture. Being on our phones and sitting most of the day causes us to crane our necks, which can lead to poor posture. When riding a bike, you must stay upright to get around safely, and this behavior in turn makes for better posture.

Biking to school is a healthier alternative to driving, and arguably a more fun one, too. If you are unsure of which routes to take to campus, Broward County Transit has a Bicycle Sustainability Map. The South Florida Education Center also has plenty of bike racks on campus. This month, dust off your old two-wheeler and get riding!

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Events

The Town of Davie Utilities Department participates in various events throughout the year, such as Broward County or Davie educational institution organized events. 

An annually returning event is Water Matters Day. Water Matters Day, organized by Broward County, is an activity-filled event for the family. Its focus is teaching residents about the need to conserve water and to create awareness about the impact Broward residents have on our local water resources. Some highlights are: children’s activities, water conservation tips, interactive educational displays and food trucks. Each year the Town of Davie Utilities Department is present with a booth, providing giveaways and educational booklets on water conservation and on the importance of water in general.

The Utilities Department also provides tours to educational institutions at the water and wastewater reclamation facilities, such as high schools and universities.

Water Conservation

Water conservation benefits everybody: It saves the environment that you live in and saves the water customer money. A water conservation program is mandated as one of the limiting conditions of our Consumptive Use Permit.

Forty states, including Florida expect water shortages in some portion of their states in the next 10 years. Water is not an unlimited resource, and if you reduce your water footprint, you reduce your energy footprint too. To make water drinkable, it receives a high level of treatment. When water is wasted, instantly energy, money and time needed to treat that water, is wasted too.

For South Florida, with increasing demand for water due to a growing population and the manufacturing of products, our raw water supplies (aquifers) are stressed. This increases the risk for salt water intrusion in our surficial aquifer (Biscayne), meaning our Utility has to use the deep aquifer (Floridan), making the treatment process more costly, increasing the chance for higher water rates, and so forth. Although modern technology can ‘strip the water molecule’ from unwanted attachments and bring the water molecule back to its purest form, we must always consider conservation.

The Town of Davie’s water conservation program involves:
• Enforcing irrigation restrictions.
• Creating and providing reuse water for irrigation and industrial use.
• Outreach, such as educational events to the public (Water Matters day in March, Earth Day in April), collaboration with schools and providing tours at the water and reclamation plants.
• Water Saving retrofits such as low flow showerheads, bath and kitchen aerators and leak detection tablets for the toilet.
• Participation in NatureScape –a Broward County program that provides free advice on irrigation efficiency to large water users. If you are a business and a large water user and would like to learn more, call 954-327-3758 .
• Collaborating with Broward County on the Toilet Rebate program and other campaigns.
• Participation in the AWWA DropSavers Water Conservation Poster Contest.

Save more than 20,000 gallons of water a year with free water saving devices. The Town of Davie Customer Service Department can provide our water customers with a free water conservation kit (one kit per customer). A kit includes: a low flow showerhead, a kitchen aerator, a bath sink aerator and leak detection tablets for the toilet. Supplies are on a first come basis, while supplies last. For more information, please contact Utilities Customer Service at (954) 797-1065.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Training

The Davie Fire Rescue Department will be offering free training for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The class will meet at the Davie Fire Administration building located at 6901 Orange Drive beginning Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6 p.m. 

Register

You must register before the class begins. Download the CERT Application (PDF). Please call the Davie Fire Rescue for more information at 954-797-1213 during normal working hours or send a question by email.

About the Program

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training taught in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when public safety personnel are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. By getting trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.