For Residents

No storms are being monitored at this time.

Regular collection for garbage, recycling and yard waste will occur as scheduled. All SWA facilities will be open. Yard waste is limited to 6 cubic yards. To see how much that actually is, watch this video»

Residents can call the SWA Customer Information Services team directly at 561-697-2700 or email them with any collection concerns.
Once a Storm Is Named

PBC LogoPalm Beach County's Division of Emergency Management is at Level 4 (Normal Operations). Learn how to prepare your family by visiting www.ReadyPBC.org.
 
 Get the PBC Dart app» on your smart phone 
 
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