Hazardous Waste Services

Hazardous materials placed into the waste stream can present dangers to solid waste workers, the public, the environment and facilities. The goal of the Hazardous Waste Services section is to reduce these risks by operating public household hazardous waste collection facilities -- known as Home Chemical and Recycling Centers (HCRCs) -- providing information and assistance to businesses, promoting other collection services and managing various internal Authority protection programs.

Important Information / Special Interest


Gas containers can be emptied and returned at the following sites ONLY:

N. Jog Road in WPB OR S. SR 7 in West Delray Beach

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Containers of gas can be dropped off at our other sites; however, they cannot be emptied or returned to you.

Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle batteries are not accepted by the Authority. Contact your auto manufacturer or dealer for recycling options.

American Flags

American Flags are collected at all of the SWA HCRC's.  Flags are boxed and stored at our main site along with others we get from some local VFW and American Legion posts, then periodically taken to the SWA's Renewable Energy Facility and incinerated in a respectful manner.