Home Chemicals
Almost every home has some chemical product that can be hazardous if not used, stored or disposed of properly. When they are no longer needed they are referred to as "Household Hazardous Waste" or HHW for short. 

Anywhere along the disposal route - from your curb to final processing or disposal-  chemicals can present a threat to the public, solid waste workers, and the environment if not properly disposed. Residents are encouraged to separate HHW from their household garbage and dispose of it in an appropriate manner.

Home Chemical and Recycling Centers

Located at the SWA's Transfer Stations and Jog Road campus, Home Chemical and Recycling Centers (HCRCs) are convenient one-stop drop-off sites for both your home chemicals and regular recyclable items.

Materials Accepted

The SWA's Home Chemical and Recycling Centers (HCRC) accept all types of Household Hazardous Waste.
See Examples of Hazardous Products in Your Home  and the Home Chemical Disposal Guide for more information.

The HCRCs also have large recycling drop-off containers for all of the same items that go in the blue and yellow curbside bins. See what can be recycled in Palm Beach County»



Paints & Coatings


Used Cooking Oil

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Used Motor Oil



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Used Needles and Sharps


Prescription Medicines

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Boating Waste

Marine Hazards - Boating Waste

Other Options

Many big box stores and larger retail chains accept certain materials like rechargeable batteries, cfl's, used oil, cell phones and electronics.

Use the Recycle Search feature on the Earth 911 website to find additional sites near you.

Contact Us

  1. Todd Sandt - Manager 
    Bob Madden - Director 

    Home Chemical and Recycling Center 
    6161 N. Jog Road West Palm Beach, FL 33412 

    Phone: 561-687-1100 
    Fax: 561-687-1103

Specific Materials

HCRC Locations

  • Jupiter
  • West Palm Beach (staffed)
  • Royal Palm Beach
  • Belle Glade
  • Lantana
  • Delray Beach west (staffed)
  • Delray Beach east