How often is garbage picked up curbside in unincorporated Palm Beach County? What are the guidelines for trash pick up?

Curbside garbage collection service is provided twice a week to residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Collection is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All waste must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on the scheduled day. 

All garbage must be placed inside the wheeled cart provided by the contracted waste hauler. Any garbage bags or other debris that is placed outside the cart will be left and must be placed inside the cart for collection on the following scheduled service day. 

Place the cart in front of your own home. Remember: 

  • The cart handles should face your house and the arrows on the lid face the street. 
  • The cart should be within 6 feet of the roadway, and at least 3 feet from obstructions such as mailboxes, fire hydrants, parked carts, low-hanging tree limbs, etc.

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1. Are there holidays when there will be no curbside service?
2. How often is garbage picked up curbside in unincorporated Palm Beach County? What are the guidelines for trash pick up?
3. What if my garbage cart is broken or stolen?
4. How much yard waste can I set at the curb?
5. Is there a yard waste ordinance?
6. Who picks up my trash?
7. Are bulk items picked up at the curb?
8. How do I pay to drop off items at the landfill or at a transfer station?
9. How do I dispose of old tires?
10. Both residents and lawn service personnel pile fallen and trimmed coconuts at the curb. Will they be picked up?
11. I've just completed a minor home construction project. Can I place that debris at the curb?
12. I've found what appears to be an illegal dump. What should I do?