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Posted on: October 4, 2019

SWA’s October Household Hazardous Waste Tip

Halloween is a time of spectral terrors, but very real dangers might be slinking under your sink or sheltering in your shed… We’re talking about home chemical horrors! 

Almost every home has some chemical product that can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. Items such as rechargeable batteries, paints, motor fluids, propane tanks, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs and electronics pose a threat to the public, solid waste workers, and our environment if tossed in the trash.

Fortunately, vanquishing these harmful horrors is easy: Palm Beach County residents can take these and other household hazardous wastes to any of the SWA’s seven Home Chemical and Recycling Centers for FREE and safe disposal. 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: 

  • 2,041,660 pounds of latex paint
  • 518,271 pounds of used oil
  • 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. 

Join us in battling the hazardous beasts that could contaminate our communities. Remember, pollution prevention starts at home. A full list of household hazardous wastes can be found at SWA.org/HCRC 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.

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