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Posted on: October 14, 2021

SWA’s October Household Hazardous Waste Tip: Hazardous Chemicals Could Haunt Your Home

It’s spooky season, and chemical horrors might be hiding under your sink or lurking in your shed! 

Almost every home has some chemical product that can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. Items such as rechargeable batteries, paints, motor fluids, propane tanks, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs and electronics pose a threat to the public, solid waste workers, and our environment if tossed in the trash or on the ground. 

Fortunately, vanquishing these harmful horrors is easy: Palm Beach County residents can take these and other household hazardous wastes to any of the SWA’s seven Home Chemical and Recycling Centers for FREE and safe disposal. 

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 interests should call 561-687-1100 for disposal options.

In the last fiscal year, Palm Beach County residents recycled:

  • 116,599 pounds of batteries
  • 557,368 pounds of used oil
  • 95,349 pounds of fuel
  • 48,734 pounds of used paint

at the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers. Each year, the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers either recycles or safely disposes of 4M pounds of household hazardous wastes. 

Join us in battling the hazardous beasts that could contaminate our communities. Remember, pollution prevention starts at home. A full list of household hazardous wastes can be found at SWA.org/HCRC or call 866-SWA-INFO (866-792-4636) to learn more about the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers.

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