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Posted on: May 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] SWA’s May Household Hazardous Waste Tip

SWA HCRC May 2017

Hurricane season starts June 1, and many of our Palm Beach County neighbors are making sure they are prepared. As you update hurricane supplies, keep in mind that some items should not be placed in the garbage, but instead, be brought to one of the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers

Supplies requiring special disposal include: 

  • gasoline and oil from generators 
  • propane tanks 
  • rechargeable batteries from electronics or flashlights 

These items (and other home hazards) can be dropped off for free by Palm Beach County residents at any of the Home Chemical and Recycling Centers listed below, where they will be recycled or disposed of properly. 

The SWA’s locations include (from north county to south county):

Commercial interests should call 561-687-1100 for disposal options. 

In the last fiscal year, Palm Beach County residents recycled: 

  • 518,271 pounds of used oil 
  • 202,400 pounds of gas cylinders 
  • 98,662 pounds of fuel 
  • 70,036 pounds of batteries 

at the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers. Each year, the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers either recycles or safely disposes of 4.2M pounds of household hazardous wastes. 

Remember, pollution prevention starts at home. A full list of household hazardous wastes can be found at or call 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO (toll-free) to learn more about the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers. 

More information about proper waste disposal in PBC before and after a hurricane is at

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