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Posted on: March 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Put Some Spring in Your Clean by Recycling Home Chemicals

Spring Cleaning

Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County News

March 12, 2021

Contact: Willie Puz, Public Affairs and Recycling, 561-640-8914 (o); 561-379-2405 (c)


SWA’s March Household Hazardous Waste Tip

~ Put some spring in your clean by recycling home chemicals ~


Save your shelf this spring by cleaning out home hazards from sheds, garages and under sinks! But remember that any cleaners, paints, pesticides and automotive products you may want to get rid of don’t belong in the regular trash or down storm drains where they can expose people, pets and our environment to harm.


Instead, Palm Beach County residents can dispose of their unwanted chemicals at any of the SWA's seven convenient drop-off locations for FREE!


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.


Please note that commercial quantities of items that contain mercury may require special disposal. Call 561-687-1100 for details on disposing of or recycling any hazardous wastes from your business. 


In the last fiscal year, Palm Beach County residents recycled more than 40,500 pounds of cleaning solutions. Each year, the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers either recycle or safely dispose of more than 4 million pounds of household hazardous wastes.


Remember, pollution prevention starts at homeA 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.




About the SWA

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is a Dependent Special District that was created by the Florida Legislature in 1975. Since then, the SWA has developed an award-winning integrated solid waste management system to handle the county’s waste and recyclables. We call ourselves AWAY: whether you throw it, recycle it or flush it AWAY, we put your waste to work. Each year, we: 

  • Process more than 100,000 tons of recyclables each year
  • Combust approximately 1.8 million tons of trash each year to generate electricity at renewable energy facilities
  • Produce enough electricity to power approximately 74,000 homes, about the number of homes in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens
  • Recycle more than 150,000 tons of wastewater treatment residuals (sludge from flushes) into environmentally-friendly fertilizer
  • Safely dispose of more than 4 million pounds of home hazards a year
  • Collect water off of the roofs of Renewable Energy Facility 2 and store it in a 2 million gallon cistern, which is used as part of the energy making process 

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