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Posted on: December 21, 2020

SWA’s December Household Hazardous Waste Tip ~ Do good by your dead devices

2019 Dec Electronics

If the holidays have you replacing that eight-track player, upgrading your ancient Atari, or stocking up on new televisions, computers or other electronics, don’t just stow those outdated devices in your garage or attic! Instead, recycle them at the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.

Accepted electronics include:

  • Audio/visual equipment: VCRs, stereos, etc.
  • Cell phones and rechargeable batteries
  • Computer CPUs and laptops
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer accessories: keyboards, mouse devices, printers, scanners, etc.
  • Televisions
  • Telecommunications equipment: phones, fax machines, etc.
  • Holiday lights

Last year, Palm Beach County residents dropped off more than 860,000 pounds of electronics for recycling. Not a bad encore for old or outdated items with a cord that could have wound up in a landfill. And, for the past few years, the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers have either recycled or safely disposed of more than 4M pounds of household hazardous wastes.

Palm Beach County Residents can bring all of their electronic items to any of seven Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Home Chemical and Recycling Centers.

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

  • Jupiter
    North County Transfer Station
    14185 N. Military Trail (SWA Road) in Jupiter
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

  • West Palm Beach
    Home Chemical and Recycling Center
    6161 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

 

  • Belle Glade
    Glades Regional Transfer Station
    1701 State Road 15 in Belle Glade
    Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • Royal Palm Beach
    West Central Transfer Station
    9743 Weisman Way in Royal Palm Beach
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

  • Lantana
    Central County Transfer Station
    1810 Lantana Road in Lantana
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.


  • Delray Beach – West
    Southwest County Transfer Station
    13400 S. State Road 7 in Delray Beach
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.


  • Delray Beach – East
    South County Transfer Station
    1901 SW 4th Ave. in Delray Beach
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Commercial quantity electronics may require special disposal. Call 561-687-1100 for details on recycling electronics from your business. 

Collected items are sorted by SWA staff and hauled away by a private contractor. Any useful components are recovered and reused when possible. Everything else is shredded, sorted by type and each material – plastics, metals and glass – is recycled into new products.

By recycling electronics, you can help protect the health of your community, family and environment; reduce the pollution created by manufacturing new products; and reduce the energy needed to make those new products. For more information on electronics recycling, visit SWA.org/Electronics or call 561-687-1100.

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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