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Posted on: February 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Love is In the Air… And Water… And Earth

2022 Feb Press Release graphic - Recycling

Those of us who live in Palm Beach County know how lucky we are to be surrounded by some of South Florida’s most beautiful natural resources. This Valentine’s Day, if you have a heart for spending time in nature, preserve the natural areas you love for the people you love by Recycling Right! By properly disposing of your waste and recyclables, you’re helping to keep them out of the environment we love to enjoy.  


To Recycle Right, make sure these items go in the blue recycling bin:

  • Plastic bottles and containers (lids on; 2 gallons or less)
  • Food and beverage cans
  • Glass bottles and jars (lids off)
  • Milk and juice carton (lids on)
  • Drink boxes (no pouches or straws) 

The yellow recycling bin is the place for paper products, including:

  • Cardboard (flattened with packaging removed)* 
  • Newspapers and inserts (no plastic bags)
  • Office and school paper
  • Mail
  • Magazines
  • Dry food boxes (no food stains)
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard paper rolls
  • Pizza boxes (no food stains; tear the stained side off) 

*Palm Beach County residents can also take oversized cardboard to one of more than 250 community cardboard drop-off locations.

Keep these items out of your blue or yellow recycling bins by reusing them or placing them in the trash:

  • Plastic bags
  • Foam containers or products
  • Aluminum foil or pans
  • Shredded paper
  • Plastic eating utensils or straws
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Coat hangers
  • Lightbulbs
  • Needles 

For more information about Recycling Right, or to order new recycling bins, call 866-NEW-BINS (866-639-2467) or visit

Electronics Recycling and Home Chemical Disposal

You can also help our environment by dropping off outdated devices and wastes such as used cooking oil, old paint, fluorescent lightbulbs, batteries, automotive fluids, and more to any of the seven Solid Waste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 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 South 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. 

See the full list of all of the hazardous waste items accepted in the SWA’s program by visiting

Show our environment some love this Valentine’s Day and Recycle Right in Palm Beach County!

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