[UPDATE 08-02-2020 @ 1:30P]
All SWA facilities and services will resume normal operation Monday (08/03/2020). Garbage, recyclables and yard waste collection in unincorporated Palm Beach County will resume on their regular schedule and onsite drop-offs will be accepted.
However, the SWA trails will remain closed pending inspection.
Residents are to put their garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk waste out by 6 a.m. on their regularly scheduled day. Due to the COVID-19 response, all garbage should be placed in a plastic garbage bag and tied to avoid any possibly contaminated material from contacting their waste worker.
Curbside Collection and Tree Trimming
To see how the SWA is planning to respond to debris from a passing storm, see the 2020 Debris Management Meeting presentation.
To keep up-to-date on Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County information, residents can go to the SWA's:
- When is hurricane season?
- I know the SWA wants all residents to do regular yard maintenance year round but what is the best time for me to do major cutting and/or tree removal?
- When preparing for hurricane season, is there a limit to the amount of vegetation I can place at the curb for collection?
- Why shouldn't I do major cutting in May when hurricane season doesn't officially begin until June 1?
Once a Storm Is Named
Palm Beach County's Division of Emergency Management is at Level IV - Normal Operations. Learn how to prepare your family by visiting www.ReadyPBC.org.
Get the PBC DART (Disaster Awareness and Recovery Tool) app for:
- Refrain from cutting down whole trees or doing major yard or construction projects while we are in a cone of uncertainty.
- Not place any debris at the curb after a Hurricane Watch or Hurricane Warning is issued.
Learn more on what to do during and after the storm from:
Learn more from the National Hurricane Center»
Before a Storm Occurs
From PBC Emergency Management: Know your zone!
- Make a plan (with your family, and include your pets)
- Build a kit (for your household)
- Get involved (volunteer)
- Be informed (connect)
All major cutting of vegetation (i.e., tree removal) should be completed long before June 1, the beginning of hurricane season. Do all major cutting/tree removal from December 1 through April 30.
Learn more about how to prepare your yard before hurricane season»
Learn more from the Florida State Emergency Management»