Are bulk items picked up at the curb?

In unincorporated Palm Beach County, bulk item pick up is provided once a week and limited to 3 items on your scheduled bulk collection day. Should more than 3 items be placed at the curb, the hauler will remove 3 items and should tag the remaining items explaining that there is a 3 item limit for bulk items each week.. 

Place items like appliances, furniture and large household items that do not fit in the cart at the curb, making sure that nothing is stacked on top of water or gas meters, under low branches or utility wires, or within 3 feet of mail boxes or fire hydrants. 

For safety reasons, please: 

  • Remove or seal doors on all appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers so that children cannot crawl inside and become trapped. 
  • Glass table tops, such as a patio table or bistro table are considered bulk waste and will be collected curbside as bulk in non-broken condition. The SWA recommends duct taping at least one side of the glass in case it breaks.
  • Items such as sliding glass doors, wall mirrors or windows, etc. are considered construction debris and need to be broken up and placed inside a garbage cart or container. A resident has three (3) options for removal, (1) wearing personal safety equipment wrap the glass in a blanket type material, break the glass and safely place in a container, (2) call the SWA for an estimate to have the material removed, or (3) deliver the material to an SWA disposal facility and pay the fee of $52 per ton. Please bring cash for payment.

Bulk that does not meet these guidelines will not be collected. If there is more than three bulk items, call the SWA for an estimate to have the items removed. It is the residents’ responsibility to either modify how the waste is set out so that it meets the guidelines, or transport it to the Customer Convenience Drop-Off Center at the SWA landfill on N. Jog Road or an SWA transfer station, which does incur a disposal fee (cash only). 

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1. What should I do if my waste is not picked up at the curb?
2. Are there holidays when there will be no curbside service?
3. How often is garbage picked up curbside in unincorporated Palm Beach County? What are the guidelines for trash pick up?
4. What if my garbage cart is broken or stolen?
5. How much yard waste can I set at the curb?
6. Is there a yard waste ordinance?
7. Who picks up my trash?
8. Are bulk items picked up at the curb?
9. How do I order an additional garbage cart?
10. How do I pay to drop off items at the landfill or at a transfer station?
11. How do I dispose of old tires?
12. Both residents and lawn service personnel pile fallen and trimmed coconuts at the curb. Will they be picked up?
13. I've just completed a minor home construction project. Can I place that debris at the curb?
14. I've found what appears to be an illegal dump. What should I do?