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Posted on: January 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Will Not Impact Waste Collection in Unincorporated PBC

2023 MLK Day Collection banner withe red, white and blue US flag and a silhouette of Dr King

Live in unincorporated Palm Beach County? Garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulk waste will be collected on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, for residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County disposal facilities are 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.

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.

Residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County can always see their updated collection schedule, set reminders, and sign up for collection information by clicking the “My Pick-Up Days” button.

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. 23, 2023
  • Christmas Day: Monday, Dec. 25, 2023

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

  • President’s Day: Monday, Feb. 20, 2023
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Juneteenth: Monday, June 19, 2023
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4, 2023
  • Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
  • Veteran’s Day: Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
  • Christmas Eve: Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023
  • New Year's Eve: Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2024

Visit the SWA’s website for more information on holiday collection, as well as SWA facilities and hours.


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