Public Works Department
Public Works exists to create and maintain an attractive, safe, pleasing, and clean environment for the citizens of Palm Beach and an efficient, effective environment for all of the employees who serve this community by applying systems and techniques that provide for excellent operation, maintenance, and repair of public buildings and grounds, continuous upgrading of general infrastructure, coastal protection, engineering and construction services.
Services Division Notice:
Please be advised that the placement of yard debris for collection must be compliant with the regulations set forth in the Code of Ordinance Sec. 102-45. Curbside placement and collection of trash. Item 1 and 2 below from this section apply to private service areas on or adjacent to the public right of way that are visible from the public right of way. Trash placed for collection by a property owner, occupant or agent shall be in compliance with the regulations hereinafter set forth:
1.) In the months of November through and including the month of April, trash may be placed on the public right of way, adjacent to the property from which it came, not more than one day prior to the schedule day of collection.
2.) During the months of May through and including the month of October, trash may be placed on the public right-of-way, adjacent to the property from which it came, not more than three days prior to the scheduled day of collection.
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Solid Waste Authority Recycling Information:
The Solid Waste Authority has (HCRC) Home Chemical and Recycling Centers at their Transfer Stations and Jog Road campus convenient one-stop drop-off sites for your Hurricane supplies, home chemicals and regular recycling items. Select Link to preview PDF Flyer
Solid Waste Authority News Release:
SWA Household Hazardous Waste Tip: Dispose Of Your Household Hazardous Waste at SWA for Free
Solid Waste Authority Household Hazardous Waste Tip #1: Home Chemicals - Save your shelf this spring by cleaning out home hazards from sheds, garages and under sinks. Cleaners, paints, pesticides and automotive products have no place in the regular trash or down storm drains where they can expose people, pets and our environment to harm. Instead, Palm Beach County residents can dispose of their unwanted chemicals at any of the SWA's seven convenient drop-off locations for FREE.
Solid Waste Authority Household Hazardous Waste Tip #2: Fluorescent light bulbs use less electricity than a standard incandescent bulb, last longer, and give off less heat, making them a cost-effective lighting alternative to regular incandescent bulbs. However, fluorescent lamps do contain mercury, and should not be thrown away in the trash.
Palm Beach County residents are asked to bring their used fluorescent bulbs, and other mercury containing devices such as thermostats, thermometers, electrical switches and liquid mercury, to their nearest SWA Home Chemical and Recycling Center. Palm Beach County residents can dispose of these unwanted chemicals for FREE at any of the SWA's seven convenient drop-off locations.