Recycling At Home

Recycling is available to all Palm Beach County residents. With your help we have made Palm Beach County's recycling program one of the best in the country. If you currently recycle, we thank you. If you don't, we urge you to start.

Recycling preserves our natural resources and increases the life of our landfill. The Solid Waste Authority has adopted a 50% waste reduction goal and if we are going to continue to achieve this goal we need everyone to do their part.

Recycling is easy in Palm Beach County.





These recycling containers are ONLY for

Multi-Family Complexes with dumpster service.

They are serviced mechanically.



These recycling containers are for curbside collection ONLY

They are collected manually


Here's how:

Paper products go in your yellow bin.
Palm Beach County recycles:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Unwanted Mail
  • School/Office Papers
  • Phone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • ALL Cardboard Boxes
    (includes beverage cartons, tissue boxes, dry food boxes, corrugated cardboard. Boxes must be flattened and cut to 3 x 3 maximum.)
  • Please place shredded paper in a brown paper bag, fold the top down to secure and place in your yellow bin. No plastic bags please!


Recyclable containers go in your blue bin.  These include:New items for blue bins

  • Plastic Containers #1 - #7

  • Steel Cans

  • Aluminum Cans

  • Aluminum Foil and Pie Plates *

  • Drink Boxes

  • Milk and Juice Cartons

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

* The processing mills and aluminum buyers for the Solid Waste Authority NO LONGER ACCEPT aluminum foil and pie plates as recyclable material, so please throw these items into the garbage. Please be assured that the Solid Waste Authority makes every effort to reduce, reuse and recycle. These items will now likely be processed at our Renewable Energy Facility and turned into electricity.


Because contamination affects the marketability of the materials we collect, please be careful not to place the following in your bin:

Plastic Bags, Styrofoam and Food Waste