Residential customers pay for solid waste disposal through an annual assessment charged to all residential property owners in the County. The current annual residential assessment rates are $173 for single family homes, $95 for multifamily homes, and $164 for mobile homes. These charges are billed to the owners of all residential property in Palm Beach County on the annual property tax bill.
This fee covers the cost of disposing of household waste and recyclables collected at the curb or in a multifamily container. If you live in unincorporated Palm Beach County and you have questions about what you can place at the curb, please see our collection service guidelines, or contact SWA Customer Information Services online or by calling 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO toll-free from southern and western Palm Beach County. If you live in a city, please contact your municipal service provider.
What Is not Covered
The fee does not cover the cost of disposing of material that cannot be collected at the curb or in a container designated for use at clubhouses or other common areas within a multifamily community. The fee also does not cover the cost of disposal of waste delivered by residents or businesses to a Solid Waste Authority disposal facility or transfer station. Tipping fees will be charged for all waste delivered to a SWA facility according to the SWA's Tipping Fee Schedule (PDF).
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste (HHW) cannot be placed at the curb, but residents can bring HHW to the SWA Household Hazardous Waste Facility or to a SWA transfer station. The service is free to residents. There is a HHW drop-off location near you.
Check out the following links to learn more about the SWA's rates, locations, hours, payment methods, and procedures.