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Posted on: October 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate America Recycles Day with the SWA on Nov. 19!

What: America Recycles Day Celebration
Where: SWA Education Center, 6751 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Cost: FREE!

What better way to celebrate America Recycles Day than by watching your garbage get recycled into energy, protecting your identity by shredding personal documents, and safely recycling household hazardous wastes?

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County invites families to its Education Center (6751 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach) on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a family-friendly recycling adventure.

Palm Beach County residents will have the opportunity to sort recyclables on the interactive touch table line in the LEED Platinum Education Center, see the 9-ton claw feed trash into the machine in Renewable Energy Facility 2, experience the complex recycling processes at the Recovered Materials Processing Facility, and be witness to how much garbage Palm Beach County residents actually throw AWAY!

Stericycle will be onsite to shred up to 6 boxes of personal documents per vehicle for FREE.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County will be handing out blue and yellow recycling bins for FREE to Palm Beach County residents who need them.

Participants can also drop off a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank []. The list of most needed food items is:

  • Hot or cold cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned stew and chili
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken)
  • Beans
  • Canned vegetables
  • 100% juice - cans or plastic
  • Shelf-stable milk

As part of the household hazardous waste drop off, Palm Beach County residents can safely get rid of their home chemicals for proper recycling or disposal at the Home Chemical and Recycling Center, 6161 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach (just 1 mile south of event) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., safeguarding our environment.

Palm Beach County residents can safely dispose of their old:

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