Old Hurricane Supplies Could be Hazardous: SWA’s May Household Hazardous Waste Tip

Hurricane season is starts June 1, and many of our Palm Beach County neighbors are making sure they are prepared. As you update hurricane supplies keep in mind that some items should not be placed in the garbage, but instead, be brought to one of the SWA’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers<https://swa.org/hcrc>.

Supplies requiring special disposal include:

*   gasoline and oil from generators

*   propane tanks

*   rechargeable batteries from electronics or flashlights

These items (and other home hazards) can be dropped off for free by Palm Beach County residents at any of the Home Chemical and Recycling Centers<https://swa.org/hcrc> listed below, where they will be recycled or disposed of properly.

The SWA’s locations include (from north county to south county): Jupiter North County Transfer Station 14185 N. Military Trail (SWA Road) in Jupiter; West Palm Beach Home Chemical and Recycling Center 6161 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach; Belle Glade Glades Regional Transfer Station 1701 State Road 15 in Belle Glade; Royal Palm Beach West Central Transfer Station 9743 Weisman Way (formerly Process Way) in Royal Palm Beach; Lantana Central County Transfer Station 1810 Lantana Road in Lantana; Delray Beach – West Southwest County Transfer Station 13400 S. State Road 7 in Delray Beach; Delray Beach – East South County Transfer Station; 1901 SW Fourth Ave. in Delray Beach; Commercial interests should call (561) 687-1100 for disposal options.

Remember, pollution prevention starts at home. A full list of household hazardous wastes can be found at SWA.org/HCRC<http://www.swa.org/HCRC> or call 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO (toll-free) to learn more about the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers.

More information about proper waste disposal in PBC before and after a hurricane is at SWA.org/Hurricane<http://www.swa.org/Hurricane>.



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