For Residents

(10/13/16 @ 10:30 a.m.) Garbage, recyclables and yard waste collection has resumed.

There has been a 40 percent increase in collected material due to the cancelled service last week and additional storm debris. If your waste is not collected on your regular day, it will more than likely be collected the next day.

It is expected that garbage and recycling collection services will be back to normal next week but yard waste collections may take a week or two longer.

Residents can call the SWA Customer Information Services team with any collection concerns at 561-697-2700 or email them.

Once a Storm Is Named

PBC LogoPalm Beach County's Division of Emergency Management is at Level 1 - Full Activation. Learn how to prepare your family by visiting
Get the PBC Dart app for:
Do not cut down trees or do major yard work. There is not enough equipment or manpower to handle additional material before the storm makes landfall. 
Watch a short video from SWA for safety tips»

Learn more on what to do during and after the storm from:
PBC LogoLearn more from the National Hurricane Center»

Before a Storm Occurs

From PBC Emergency Management: Know your zone! 
  1. Make a plan (with your family, and include your pets) 
  2. Build a kit (for your household) 
  3. Get involved (volunteer) 
  4. Be informed (connect) 
Find out what should be on your emergency supply shopping list (PDF)» 
All major cutting of vegetation (i.e., tree removal) should be completed long before June 1, the beginning of hurricane season. Do all major cutting/tree removal from December 1 through April 30.

Learn more about how to prepare your yard for hurricane season» 
Get a Plan LogoLearn more from the Florida State Emergency Management»
Hurricane FAQs
View frequently asked questions about hurricane preparedness and debris pickup