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Gallons of recycled exterior latex paint in a selection of hues are offered free to eligible Broward residents. Residents are eligible to request free paint if they reside in any of the various municipalities that participate in the  program.  If you’re interested in scoring free paint, phone  the public works department in your  town to …

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Miami-Dade County wants you to save water. The county water and sewer department has several incentives to encourage water conservation through its Every Drop Counts initiative.  They are offering a free high-efficiency shower head for bathrooms built prior to 1996. After completing the application, if approved, they will tell you where to go to pick …

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Enhance your yard, patio and indoor areas with plants, including native species and edibles. Lots of free information is available for South Florida residents, such as  tips on selecting the perfect plants for a particular area.  For personalized information, landscaping experts from extension offices in Miami-Dade, Broward & West Palm Beach answer questions via phone …

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If you’re interested in upgrading your outdoor irrigation system, perhaps you’ll qualify for a rebate of $200 to $600. Different factors determine eligibility for Broward residents, including Where you reside, use eligibility map your existing irrigation is operational your existing irrigation uses metered city water If you’re eligible,  apply online prior to performing any upgrades. …

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Resources are available for assisting residents and entrepreneurs with employment, social services, paying rent, free food & other expenses. Many resources are free.  Eligibility requirements vary.   Rent Assistance Eligible renters receive assistance paying for housing & utilities Eligibility includes  renting a unit, apartment or house in Broward qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a …

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Ready to take down your beautiful Christmas tree? Don’t fret: If you don’t know what to do with the once-festive fir, now that the holiday is over, we’ve got some answers for you. Miami-Dade County’s Department of Solid Waste Management offers some pretty specific options, so please read the instructions carefully.  To keep up with …

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