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      Waste Matters

      Love Is In The Air …                              fluids, and more to any of the seven Solid Waste Authority   Show Our Environment Some Love And Recycle Right
                                                                                                           In Palm Beach County!
                                                        of Palm Beach County Home Chemical and Recycling
      And Water … And Earth                             Centers.                                              The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is a
                                                        Change The Way You Dispose Of Fluorescent Light    dependent special district that was created by the Florida
                            Those of us who live in Palm   Bulbs                                           Legislature in 1975. Since then, the SWA has developed
                         Beach County know how lucky       If you’ve swapped out your standard incandescent light   an award-winning integrated solid waste management
                         we are to be surrounded by some   bulbs for fluorescent light bulbs, remember one key thing:   system to handle the county’s waste and recyclables. We
                         of South Florida’s most beautiful   your new, energy saving light bulbs contain mercury and   call ourselves AWAY: whether you throw it, recycle it or
                         natural resources. If you have a   should not be thrown away in the trash.        flush it AWAY, we put your waste to work. Each year, we:
                         heart for spending time in nature,      Palm Beach County residents can bring fluorescent      • Process more than 100,000 tons of recyclables
                         preserve the natural areas you love   light bulbs (both long and curly-tube shaped) and an      • Combust approximately 1.8 million tons of trash to
                         for the people you love by recycling   array of mercury-containing devices such as thermostats,   generate electricity at renewable energy facilities
                         right!  By  properly  disposing  of   thermometers, electrical switches and liquid mercury, to      • Produce enough electricity to power approximately
      your waste and recyclables, you’re helping to keep them   any of seven Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County   74,000 homes, about the number of homes in Boca Raton
      out of the environment we love to enjoy.          Home Chemical and Recycling Centers.               and Palm Beach Gardens
      Recycling                                            The Solid Waste Authority’s (SWA) locations include      •  Recycle  more  than  150,000  tons  of  wastewater
         To recycle right, make sure these items go in the blue   (from north county to south county):     treatment residuals (sludge from flushes) into
      recycling bin:                                    Jupiter                                            environmentally-friendly fertilizer
      • Plastic bottles and containers (lids on; two gallons or   North County Transfer Station               • Safely dispose of more than 4.9 million pounds of
      less)                                             14185 Military Trail (SWA Road) in Jupiter         home hazards a year
      • Food and beverage cans                          Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.                    • Collect water off of the roofs of Renewable Energy
      • Glass bottles and jars (lids off)               Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.                         Facility 2 and store it in a 2-million gallon cistern, which
      • Milk and juice carton (lids on)                 West Palm Beach                                    is used as part of the energy making process
      • Drink boxes (no pouches or straws)              Home Chemical and Recycling Center                    With the recent changes to the SWA’s website, anyone
         The yellow recycling bin is the place for paper   6161 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach             can now sign up to receive SWA news, calendar updates,
      products, including:                              Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.                 jobs, or other web postings of interest by signing up
      • Cardboard (flattened with packaging removed)*   Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.                         online. Should you sign up online to receive SWA’s news
      • Newspapers and inserts (no plastic bags)           See the full list of all of the hazardous waste items   releases, we can remove you from this distribution if you
      • Office and school paper                         accepted in the SWA’s program by visiting  send a remove reply to your email.
      • Mail                                            HCRC.
      • Magazines
      • Dry food boxes (no food stains)                                                           “Service is our number one priority”
      • Paper bags
      • Cardboard paper rolls                                                                                   561-743-0070
      • Pizza boxes (no food stains; tear the stained side off)
         *Palm Beach County residents can also take oversized                                      
      cardboard to one of more than 250 community cardboard
      drop-off locations.
         Keep these items out of your blue or yellow recycling
      bins by reusing them or placing them in the trash:
      • Plastic bags
      • Foam containers or products
      • Aluminum foil or pans
      • Shredded paper
      • Plastic eating utensils or straws
      • Paper plates
      • Paper towels or napkins
      • Coat hangers
      • Light bulbs
      • Needles
         For more information about recycling right, or to order                                                                    Expires 3/31/22.
      new recycling bins, call 866-NEW-BINS (639-2467) or
      visit                                                                                        State Licensed & Insured
      Electronics Recycling And Home Chemical Disposal    Serving Palm Beach County                                    CPC # 1457468 • LPG#30099
         You can also help our environment by dropping off
      outdated devices and wastes such as used cooking oil,
      old paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, automotive
                                                                                                              Dr. Rose Farrah and her team proudly
                                                                                                              announce opening of our new office
                                                                                                              on Northlake Blvd.
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