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Posted on: June 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Independence Day holiday will not impact waste collection in unincorporated PBC

2020 July 4 Collection

Live in unincorporated Palm Beach County? Garbage, recyclables and yard waste will be collected on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and the Fourth of July, 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. All garbage should be placed in plastic garbage bags and tied to prevent any potentially virus contaminated waste from coming into contact with your waste workers. 

While SWA administrative offices will be closed in observation of the holiday on Friday, July 3, 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. 

For COVID-19 impacts to solid waste services and programs, please visit

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

Live in one of Palm Beach County’s 39 municipalities? Contact your municipality directly for their holiday collection schedule. Here is 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. 26, 2020
  • Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 

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

  • Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 
  • Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 
  • Christmas Eve – Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 
  • New Year’s Eve – Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 
  • New Year’s Day – Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

On the SWA’s website, there is more information on holiday collection, as well additional information about SWA facilities and hours

REMINDER: June 1 was the start of hurricane season. Hurricane season preparations can help minimize property damage and make our communities safer. Once a storm threatens, it’s too late to trim trees, so now is the time to complete major vegetation trimming.

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