Residential Garbage Collection

Residential garbage collection is conducted 2 times per week.

50/50 Rule
Your garbage is collected manually and you must follow the 50/50 rule. Garbage must be containerized in standard 32-50 gallon cans or sealed plastic bags. Containers and contents can weigh no more than 50 pounds. Any container exceeding the 50 gallon capacity limit will not be serviced.

In the Unincorporated Area, up to two tires, off the rim, are collected curbside per year. Place them at the curb with your regular household garbage on either garbage collection day.

Garbage Curbside Placement & Contents
All garbage must be placed in front of your home and within 6 feet of the edge of the traveled portion of the roadway. Garbage should not be stacked over water or gas meters, under low hanging branches or utility wires or within 4 feet of mail boxes or fire hydrants.

Do not mix garbage with yard waste (vegetation).
Curbside Garbage Placement
6-Foot Garbage Placement
What to do if Garbage / Debris Not Collected
Your waste hauler is not required to collect debris that does not meet the above guidelines. If your debris does not meet guidelines and is not collected you may do one of the following:
  • Correct the debris to meet required collection guidelines. Once corrected it will be picked up on your next scheduled service day
  • Transport the material directly to SWA’s landfill located at 6600 North Jog Road in West Palm Beach (west of the Turnpike, between 45th Street and the Beeline Highway). If you elect to transport the material to the landfill please be aware you will be charged for the disposal cost and cash is required.