Recycling at Home

Recycling is available to all Palm Beach County residents. With your help we have made Palm Beach County's recycling program one of the best in the country. If you currently recycle, we thank you. If you don't, we urge you to start.

Recycling preserves our natural resources and increases the life of our landfill. The Solid Waste Authority has adopted the state's 75% waste reduction goal and if we are going to continue to achieve this goal we need everyone to do their part.

Recycling is easy in Palm Beach County.

Recycling Bins
Multi-Family Recycling Bins
These recycling containers are only for multi-family complexes with dumpster service. They are serviced mechanically.
Recycling Bins
These recycling containers are for curbside collection only. They are collected manually.

Yellow Bin

Paper products go in your yellow bin. Palm Beach County recycles:
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Unwanted Mail
  • School and Office Papers
  • Phone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • All Cardboard Boxes: includes beverage cartons, tissue boxes, dryfood boxes, corrugated cardboard. Boxes must be flattened and cut to 3’ x 3’ maximum.
  • Please place shredded paper in a brown paper bag, fold the top down to secure, and place in your Yellow Bin. 
No plastic bags please!
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Blue Bins
  • Plastic Containers #1 - #7
  • Steel Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Drink Boxes
  • Milk and Juice Cartons
  • Glass Bottles and Jars

No plastic bags please!

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Prohibited Items
Because contamination affects the marketability of the materials we collect, please be careful not to place the following in your bins:
  • Plastic Wrap 
  • Plastic Bags
  • Needles or Sharps
  • Styrofoam™
  • Light Bulbs, Mirrors, Glass Plates, or Vases
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons
  • Plastic Furniture
  • Ceramics
  • Food Waste
Prohibited Items


When moving to a new address, leave the garbage cart and recycling bins at your old address if you change addresses. Place them behind the home and not visible from the street. If you move to a new address and there are no blue or yellow recycle bins, please call 866-NEW-BINS or request new recycling bins online.