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Posted on: August 5, 2022

August Household Hazardous Waste Tip for Do-It-Yourselfers-

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Get in gear with good practices that protect our environment and keep our communities clean.

Whether from cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles or lawn mowers, DIY mechanics know that these items should not be mixed or thrown away in the garbage:

  • antifreeze
  • filters
  • fuels
  • motor oils

Palm Beach County do-it-yourselfers should bring these items to one of seven Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Home Chemical and Recycling Centers or to any number of local service stations and auto parts stores that accept these waste fluids, as well as used oil filters.

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 (formerly Process 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 disposal must follow special guidelines. Call 561-687-1100 to learn more.

To prevent spills, transport used motor fluids in the oil change containers sold at retail stores or in clean plastic containers with a lid. Clearly label all containers and never mix used oil with any other liquids – including water.

One cup of spilled motor oil can contaminate more than 62,000 gallons of fresh water, so keep sand or kitty litter handy in case a spill occurs.

In the last fiscal year, Palm Beach County residents safely disposed of or recycled more than 4.9M pounds of home chemicals. This included more than:

  • 557,000 pounds of motor oils
  • 95,000 pounds of fuels
  • 65,000 pounds of antifreeze
  • 16,000 pounds of filters

More disposal information can be found online at SWA.org/HCRC or by calling 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO (866-792-1636).

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