How much yard waste can I set at the curb?
Yard waste is picked up once a week for residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County.


Please keep in mind:

  • Yard waste includes debris from routine residential yard maintenance only. It does not include debris generated from land clearing or tree removal. All vegetation must be kept separate from other debris and dirt and be sand-free.

  • Yard waste is collected manually by a different truck than the garbage and is limited to 6 cubic yards per week (the equivalent of three standard refrigerators). See what six cubic yards looks like»

  • All yard waste, with the exception of tree branches and palm fronds, must be containerized in standard 32-50gallon cans or sealed plastic bags.

  • Containers with contents cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.

  • Branches must be 6 fee or less in length and 50 pounds less in weight.


Do not mix yard waste with garbage or any other debris. Your waste hauler is not required to collect any debris that does not meet the above guidelines. If your debris is considered non-conforming and is not collected, you may do one of the following:

  • Pay your hauler $9 per cubic yard to pick it up as it is.

  • Correct the debris to meet required collection guidelines. Once corrected, it will be picked up on your next scheduled service day.

  • Transport the material directly to an SWA transfer station or permitted facility. If you elect to transport material to a disposal site yourself, please be aware you will be charged a disposal fee and cash is required.

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1. Are there holidays when there will be no curbside service?
2. How often is garbage picked up curbside in unincorporated Palm Beach County? What are the guidelines for trash pick up?
3. How much yard waste can I set at the curb?
4. Who picks up my trash?
5. Are bulk items picked up at the curb in unincorporated Palm Beach County?
6. How do I pay to drop off items at the landfill or at a transfer station?
7. How do I dispose of old tires?
8. Both residents and lawn service personnel pile fallen and trimmed coconuts at the curb. Will they be picked up?
9. I've just completed a minor home construction project. Can I place that debris at the curb?
10. I've found what appears to be an illegal dump. What should I do?