Celebrate America Recycles Day With the SWA!

2015_ARD_Web_FinalWhat better way to celebrate America Recycles Day than by watching your garbage get recycled into energy, protecting your identity by shredding personal documents, and safely recycling household hazardous wastes?
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SWA Education Center
6751 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach
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Palm Beach County residents will have the opportunity to sort recyclables on the interactive touch table line in the LEED Platinum Education Center, see the 9-ton claw feed trash into the machine in Renewable Energy Facility 2, experience the complex recycling processes at the Recovered Materials Processing Facility, and be witness to how much garbage Palm Beach County residents actually throw AWAY!


As part of the community shred event, Stericycle will shred up to 6 boxes of personal documents for FREE.


In addition, the Solid Waste Authority will be handing out blue and yellow recycling bins to those county residents who need them.


Participants can also drop off a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. The list of most needed food items is:
  • Hot or cold cereal 
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned stew and chili 
  • Canned fruit 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken) 
  • Beans 
  • Canned vegetables 
  • 100% juice - cans or plastic 
  • Shelf-stable milk 


As part of the household hazardous waste drop off, residents can safely dispose of home chemicals for proper disposal at the Home Chemical and Recycling Center, 6161 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach (just 1 mile south of event) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., safeguarding our environment.
Palm Beach County residents can safely dispose of their old:
  • automotive fluids
  • cleaning products
  • electronics
  • fluorescent light bulbs
  • paints
  • pesticides
  • pool chemicals
  • propane cylinders
  • rechargeable batteries
  • solvents
  • used cooking oils
  • and more!
NOTE: No sharps or old or unwanted prescription medications will be accepted.
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day), event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events nationwide.