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Posted on: February 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Love is in the air… And water… And earth

Celebrating love this week? Whether spending the day on the water, talking a hike on a trail, or building sand castles on the beach, preserve the environment you love for the people you love.

It’s easy – just Recycle Right! You can also help by dropping off home hazards like paint, fluorescent bulbs, electronics and oil at any of the seven Home Chemical and Recycling Centers.


To Recycle Right, make sure these items go in the blue recycling bin:

  • Plastic Bottles and Containers – Lids on; 2 gallons or less 
  • Cans, Food and Beverage 
  • Glass Bottles and Jars – Lids off 
  • Cartons, Milk and Juice– Lids on 
  • Drink Boxes - No pouches

The yellow recycling bin is the place for all fiber, including:

  • Cardboard - Flattened 
  • Newspapers and Inserts – No plastic bags 
  • Office and School Paper
  • Mail
  • Magazines
  • Dry Food Boxes – No food stains
  • Paper Bags 
  • Cardboard Paper Rolls
  • Pizza Boxes – No food stains; tear the stained side off

Thank you for not placing these items in your blue or yellow recycling bins:

  • Plastic Bags 
  • Foam Products 
  • Aluminum Foil or Pans 
  • Shredded Paper 
  • Plastic Eating Utensils or Straws
  • Paper Plates 
  • Paper Towels or Napkins
  • Coat Hangers 
  • Light Bulbs 
  • Needles

For more information about Recycling Right, or to order new recycling bins, call 866-NEW-BINS (866-639-2467) or visit

Electronics Recycling and Home Chemical Disposal

Palm Beach County residents can bring outdated devices and wastes such as used cooking oil, old paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, automotive fluids, and more to any of the seven Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Home Chemical and Recycling Centers.

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

See the full list of all of the hazardous waste items accepted in the SWA’s program»

Show our environment some love this Valentine’s Day and Recycle Right in Palm Beach County!

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