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Posted on: September 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Labor Day Holiday Will Not Impact Waste Collection in Unincorporated PBC

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The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) will be observing the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6. However, garbage, recyclables and yard waste collection will not be impacted for residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County. While SWA administrative offices will be closed, 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.  

Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County disposal facilities will be 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. as usual. 

Residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County can always see their updated collection schedule, set reminders, and sign up for collection information through the “My Pick-Up Days” tool on the SWA website. 

If you live in one of Palm Beach County’s 39 municipalities, contact your municipality directly for their holiday collection schedule. A list of municipal contacts can be found online. 

There are only two observed holidays during which residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County will not receive garbage service:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
  • Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 

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

  • Veteran’s Day – Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
  • Christmas Eve – Friday, Dec. 24, 2021  (SWA Administration Observed)
  • New Year's Eve – Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 (SWA Administration Observed)
  • New Year’s Day – Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 

More information on holiday collection can be found online, as can additional information about SWA facilities and hours

REMINDER: 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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