Rates & Payment Methods

Tipping Fee Rates & Payment Methods


Customers disposing of material at the landfill or at a SWA transfer station have the option of paying for their tipping fees with cash, a pre-approved business check or Solid Waste Authority charge account. To apply for a Solid Waste Authority charge account or check cashing ability choose the appropriate link below, complete the required forms and return to:
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Attn: Accounts Receivable
7501 N. Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

SWA Charge Account


To pay by credit, a business must first complete a Credit Application (PDF). The approval process takes approximately 2 weeks. Once approved, a deposit amount is determined at 1.5 times the estimated monthly usage. The deposit can be in the form of cash or, if $5,000 or more, an insurance bond. Credit accounts are reviewed periodically to ensure a proper deposit amount.

Business Check


To pay by check (business only), a Check Credit Application (PDF) must be completed. The approval process takes approximately 2 business days. Once approved, one check can be used per site per day for all incoming loads of debris.

Cash


To pay by cash, a deposit is required upon entering the scale house. This deposit is based on the capacity of the vehicle and the type of debris. Upon weigh-out the empty weight is subtracted from the full weight recorded inbound and the net weight and total fee is calculated. The customer then receives a refund of excess deposit or pays any additional funds due.

For further information, contact Customer Information Services at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636 (toll-free for the southern and western areas of the county).

Please see the Tipping Fee Schedule (PDF) for fee information and debris definitions.

Weighing Out After Posted Closing Time


If you weigh out after the posted closing time, your transaction cannot be completed. The Authority will refund all excess deposits of $5 or more. In order to receive a refund please do the following:

On the top portion of the pink scale ticket write your full name or company name, address, and telephone number of the location where the refund should be sent. Also write the empty weight of your vehicle on the ticket (obtain from the read-out located above you on the ceiling of the scale house)

Mail the pink scale ticket to the following address:
Solid Waste Authority
of Palm Beach County
Attn: Accounts Receivable
7501 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

The scale ticket must be mailed within 48 hours of the initial transaction to receive a refund. Only refunds of $5 or more will be processed. Please allow four weeks for processing.

For further information, contact Customer Information Services at 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO (866-792-4636) toll-free from the southern and western areas of the county.