Did you know that illegal dumping is punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison? Besides being an eyesore, it can also become a health problem by promoting disease carrying rodents that are harmful to people and pets.
Report Illegal Dumping
You can do your part to stop illegal dumping by immediately reporting any activity you see. If you live in a municipality, contact your local law enforcement agency. If not, contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office at 561-688-3000. Once a report has been filed, contact the SWA at 866-SWA-INFO (866-792-4636) and provide the case number.
Disposal of Construction & Demolition Debris
One of the many illegal dumping problems is the improper disposal of construction and demolition debris (C&D). To assist customers in the proper disposal of construction and demolition debris (C&D), the SWA has a list of permitted roll-off haulers. These haulers are required to dispose of C&D in a permitted landfill or recycling facility.
Roll-off haulers doing business in unincorporated Palm Beach County that are not on the list are in violation of SWA Rule IV and Chapter 2001-331, HB 945. To ensure construction materials are disposed of legally and in an environmentally-sound manner, please help us by contracting with permitted haulers only. If you live in a municipality, please contact your municipality for a list of roll-off haulers.