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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Will Not Impact Waste Collection in Unincorporated PBC

2022 MLK Day Collection

Live in unincorporated Palm Beach County? Garbage, recyclables and yard waste will be collected on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17, for residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County d...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Resolve to Recycle Right in 2022

Does Palm Beach County recycle? You bet it does. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) invites you to join your fellow residents in this eco-conscious effort by resolving to Recycle Right in 2022. 

In the last fiscal year, county re...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

SWA Run AWAY 5K Trail Run Returns as a Live Event in 2022 to Raise Recycling Awareness

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Run AWAY 5K returns as an in-person event after being held virtually in 2020 and 2021. Registration is now open for the 5K trail run scheduled for Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. in West Palm ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Holiday Recycling and Waste Tips: Walking You Through a Waste Wonderland

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The holidays are nearly here, and with them gifts, good times and… garbage! Here is everything you need to know about your recycling opportunities and weird winter wastes. 

Holiday Collection 

There is no garbage, yard waste and recycling ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Cause Fires If Not Properly Handled

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Throwing rechargeable batteries in a recycling bin or the garbage is dangerous. Fires traced to lithium-ion batteries have been reported in garbage trucks and at recycling facilities nationwide, putting people’s lives at risk.

Lithium-ion batter...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

SWA’s December Household Hazardous Waste Tip: Do Good by Your Dead Devices

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Black Friday is no match for Outmoded Machine Monday. 

If the holidays have you replacing that eight-track player, upgrading your ancient Atari, or stocking up on new televisions, computers or other electronics, don’t just stow those out...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

SWA’s November Household Hazardous Waste Tip – After the Feast, Recycle the Grease

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Fried turkeys are a Thanksgiving treat, but that used cooking oil? Not so much.  

All home cooking oils - frying oil and bacon and hamburger drippings - can cause problems with plumbing, sewage collection systems and septic systems. If dumped down...

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