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Posted on: September 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] SWA extends no garbage collection in unincorporated Palm Beach County through Monday

Due to the uncertainty of any facility damage from Hurricane Irma, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County will CLOSE all facilities and operations on Saturday (9/9/17) AND Monday (9/11/17). No garbage, recyclables or yard waste collection will occur. No onsite drop-offs will be accepted.

There WILL BE garbage collection service on Friday (9/8/17).

After the storm passes, SWA facilities will be evaluated for damage so they can open and begin receiving garbage as soon as possible.
Haulers are operating all available collection equipment and resources to complete collection on their scheduled routes. However, the high volume of waste being placed at the curb presents a challenge even with the additional vehicles and employees. At this point, haulers are not able to leave scheduled routes to respond to missed pickups because removing a collection vehicle to respond to a missed pickup for one resident will result in potentially dozens of customers not receiving service.

If a resident finds that their recyclables and/or yard waste was not picked up on their regular collection day, they are asked to take them back into their house or secure them in some way until after the storm passes. Residents are also able to bring their debris to the SWA landfill or an SWA transfer station before the end of business Friday. Closing hours have been extended to 6 p.m.

To keep up-to-date on Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County openings and actions, please visit the SWA:

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