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Other items to keep in mind:
Yard waste is picked up once a week for residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Please keep in mind:
Do not mix yard waste with garbage or any other debris. Your waste hauler is not required to collect any debris that does not meet the above guidelines. If your debris is considered non-conforming and is not collected, you may do one of the following:
As of Oct. 1, 2013, unincorporated Palm Beach County is now divided into 5 service areas (PDF), each of which is awarded to an individual hauler that has the exclusive right to provide service in accordance with the Service Guidelines in their contract.
For questions or concerns about service provided in your area, call the Solid Waste Authority Customer Information Services Department at 561-697-2700, or 866-SWA-INFO toll-free from southern and western Palm Beach County.
If you live in a municipality, please contact your municipality or service provider regarding collection concerns or for general information. Listing of service providers for Palm Beach County municipalities»
For saftey reasons:
Customers disposing of material at the landfill or at an SWA transfer station have the option of paying for their tipping fees with cash, a pre-approved business check or Solid Waste Authority charge account.
To apply for a Solid Waste Authority charge account or check cashing ability visit the Rates & Payment Methods page»
All other lawn trimmings (pine cones, pine needles, leaves, small hedge clipping, etc.) also need to be bagged or canned in groups that weigh less than 50 lbs. and placed out with yard waste pick up.
With the exception of carpeting, any construction debris from minor home repairs that is placed upon the ground and not containerized will not be collected.
Your waste hauler is not required to collect any debris that does not meet the above guidelines. If your debris is considered non-conforming and is not collected, you may do one of the following:
Learn more about illegal dumping»