For SWA Employees

Storm Updates

[UPDATE 06-05-2022 @ 830A]

All SWA facilities will be open Monday, June 6, and waste collection will resume as scheduled. All SWA employees are expected to return to their scheduled work location.

The SWA trails remain closed and will reopen once they are deemed safe.

To stay up to date on SWA closures, you can:

  • Call: 561-640-4000 and listen to the employee message (if activated)
  • Visit the SWA Hurricane Website:
  • Call: your supervisor directly
  • Watch for employee text messages
Also keep up-to-date on Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County information: 

Additional resources:

Once a Storm Is Named

PBC LogoPalm Beach County's Division of Emergency Management's Emergency Operations Center is at Level IV - Normal Operations. Learn how to prepare your family by visiting

Get the PBC Dart app for:
Do not cut down trees or do major yard work once Palm Beach County is in the cone of uncertainty. 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 about what do during and after a storm»
PBC LogoLearn more from the National Hurricane Center»

Before a Storm Occurs

From PBC Emergency ManagementKnow 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. 
Get a Plan LogoLearn more from the Florida State Emergency Management»
Hurricane FAQs
View frequently asked questions about hurricane preparedness and debris pickup.