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Posted on: January 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will not impact waste collection in unincorporated PBC

2019 MLK Day Collection

Live in unincorporated Palm Beach County? Garbage, recyclables and yard waste will be collected on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, for residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County disposal facilities are open and haulers in unincorporated Palm Beach County will run their regular routes. Residents should place all garbage, recyclables and yard waste curbside by 6 a.m. 

While SWA administrative offices will be closed, a limited number of Customer Service team members will be available to assist residents with any garbage or recyclable collection questions or concerns. SWA Customer Service can be reached at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636. 

Residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County can always see their updated collection schedule, set reminders and sign up for collection information My Pick-Up Days» 

Live in one of Palm Beach County’s 39 municipalities? Contact your municipality directly for their holiday collection schedule. See the list of municipal contacts»

There are only two observed holidays during which residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County will not receive garbage service: 

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 
  • Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 

There will be normal scheduled collection services for unincorporated residents on the following holidays: 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 
  • President’s Day – Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2019 
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2019 
  • Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 
  • Veteran’s Day – Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 
  • Christmas Eve – Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 
  • New Year's Eve – Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 
  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 

More information on holiday collection»

Additional information about SWA facilities and hours»

SPECIAL NOTE: Starting Oct. 1, 2019, there will be a new garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk waste collection contract for residents living in unincorporated Palm Beach County. A 96-gallon garbage cart for the new automated collection service will be given to residents; yard waste placed at the curb will be limited to six (6) cubic yards; and only three (3) bulk items can be placed at the curb on the designated bulk waste day. Details on the new collection contract can be found at Watch the video to see how large six (6) cubic yards is.

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