We understand the importance of reducing waste, properly managing solid waste activities in the city and providing transparent and self-sustaining services that comply with all environmental regulations.
Educating the community and providing an array of sustainable solid waste management options is important in improving the overall health of our community. Services such as garbage collection, recycling, and bulk trash pickups are managed by the city’s Neighborhood and Community Services – Sanitation Division. The city also offers residents the opportunity to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste and other uncommon items that require a special disposal process.
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a financing platform which eliminates the barrier of high upfront costs by allowing property owners to pay off energy efficient and/or green energy improvements through an assessment on their property tax bill. Now residents have access to the following programs:
- Alliance | NRG (Florida Pace Funding Agency)
- Clean Energy Corridor (Ygrene)
- Florida Pace Funding Agency
- RenewPace (Renew Financial)
- Renovate America
These programs will finance qualifying improvement projects, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind resistant property improvements paid through property taxes. Property owner are advised to research each agency’s terms and conditions prior to selecting one to do business with. Qualified contractors may be interested in getting certified as an installer in collaboration with their financing products.
Thinking of going solar? South Florida is a great place to go solar. Costs for solar panels a more affordable. Solar panels could reduce your monthly power bill significantly. You can receive a 30% federal tax credit.
Both homeowners and businesses can benefit from installing a solar power system. Before installing a solar power system on your residential property, be sure to check with your Homeowners Association for any restrictions. You will also need to submit an application with our Building Division to apply for the required permits.
Solar cooperatives or “co-ops” have been developed regionally by third-party, non-profit organizations that want to help neighbors organize to purchase and install solar equipment in “bulk”. By pulling together a few households into a group, the participants solar panel options at a discounted rate. Also, the solar co-ops send out requests for proposals to receive bids from multiple solar vendors and installers, which is carefully reviewed by solar experts and members of the community. This model helps diminish fears of selecting an overpriced or under qualified installer, or having faulty work done.
In Palm Beach County, the League of Women Voters has organized the county’s first solar cooperative in partnership with Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FL SUN), a statewide organizer of solar cooperatives.
Growing Plants and Trees
We’re committed to planting trees, creating and maintaining green spaces and natural habitats, and educating the public about the value of green, biodiverse community spaces and food systems. We actively partner with non-profit organizations that advance these efforts to encourage residents interested in growing food and plants to get involved with one of the four community gardens operated by local organizations.
To learn about their activities, visit their web pages.