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Posted on: October 4, 2022

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

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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 disposed of or recycled:

  • 116,599 pounds of batteries
  • 563,936 pounds of used motor oil
  • 230,460 pounds of cylinders/propane tanks
  • 95,368 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 4.9M 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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