Free trolley service in South Beach

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Imagine a night on South Beach not driving around aimlessly looking for a parking spot. Well…that day is here with the launch of the free Alton Road/West Loop Trolley Service. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural ride is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Fifth Street and Lenox Avenue bus stop, north side. […]

Free or low-cost cat spaying and neutering

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The Cat Networks’ Meow Mobile travels around Miami-Dade County to spay and neuter community cats for free or at a discounted rate. Here is the schedule. You can also make appointments for low-cost spay and neutering for cats. For an appointment, email meowmobile@thecatnetwork.org or call 305-233-9958.  

Free shower head, toilet rebate

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Miami-Dade County wants you to save water. The county has several incentives to encourage that. The county give you a free high-efficiency shower head in exchange for an old one, up to two per household. You can exchange pre-1996 shower heads during business hours at the Caleb Center, the South Dade Government Center and the […]

Free mulch for pickup

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Got mulch? It’s good for water conservation and feeds plants while keeping weeds down. The City of Miami has plenty to spare and will share free mulch with anybody who will come get it, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Head to the Virginia Key mulch facility, 3851 Rickenbacker Cswy.

Discount spay and neuter for cats and dogs

 Miami-Dade Animal Services provides discount spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats two days a week at the animal shelter. Pets older than four months need proof of rabies vaccine, or the county will administer the vaccine for $10. The service is for Miami-Dade residents only. You can schedule an appointment online. Cats: $15 spay […]

Residential High Efficiency Toilet Rebate

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Miami-Dade County residents can replace older-model toilets with High-Efficiency models. Single-family residential property owners or tenants, as well as multi-family property owners, may receive a $50 rebate with the purchase and installation of a WaterSense-certified High-Efficiency toilet. The residential property must have been built prior to 1996. To quality for the rebate, you must submit the […]

Welcome to Onelia, our new editor

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We are delighted to announce that Onelia Collazo Mendive has joined us as editor of Miami on the Cheap. Onelia is the former web supervisor for GablesHomePage, a hyperlocal site about the City of Coral Gables and also managed the MiamiHerald.com/coralgables subdomain. She has worked as a calendar editor for various news outlets. She worked […]