Recycling at Home

Recycling is available to all Palm Beach County residents. With your help we have made Palm Beach County's recycling program one of the best in the country. If you currently recycle, we thank you. If you don't, we urge you to start.

Recycling preserves our natural resources and increases the life of our landfill. The Solid Waste Authority has adopted the state's 75% waste reduction goal and if we are going to continue to achieve this goal we need everyone to do their part.

Recycling is easy in Palm Beach County.

Recycling Bins
Multi-Family Recycling Bins
These recycling containers are only for multi-family complexes with dumpster service. They are serviced mechanically.
Recycling Bins
These recycling containers are for curbside collection only. They are collected manually.

Yellow Bin

Paper products go in your yellow bin. Palm Beach County recycles:
  • Cardboard
    • Flattened 
  • Newspapers and Inserts 
    • No plastic bags 
  • Office and School Paper
  • Mail 
  • Magazines 
  • Dry Food Boxes 
    • No food stains 
  • Paper Bags 
  • Cardboard Paper Rolls
  • Pizza Boxes
    • No food stains
2018 Yellow Recycle Right Flyer for Web

Blue Bins

  • Plastic Bottles and Containers
    • Lids on; 2 gallons or less 
  • Cans, Food and Beverage
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
    • Lids off
  • Cartons, Milk and Juice
    • Lids on 
  • Drink Boxes 
    • No pouches

2018 Blue Recycle Right Flyer for Web

Please No

The only materials that can be recycled in Palm Beach County's program are ones listed above. Please do not place anything else in your recycling bin, including:
  • Plastic Bags
  • Foam Products
  • Aluminum Foil or Pans
  • Shredded Paper 
  • Plastic Eating Utensils or Straws
  • Paper Plates 
  • Paper Towels or Napkins 
  • Coat Hangers 
  • Light Bulbs 
  • Needles
These items could endanger the safety of waste workers, harm the environment, or damage the recycling center.

When in doubt, throw it out!

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Prohibited Items


When moving to a new address, leave the garbage cart and recycling bins at your old address. Place them behind the home so that they are not visible from the street. If you move to a new address and there are no blue or yellow recycle bins, please call 866-NEW-BINS or request new recycling bins online.