Leaves, grass clippings, branches, small tree limbs and tree trunks.
ONE PILE, up to 10 cubic yards, can be placed in front of the resident’s home one day before scheduled pickup.
Prior to hurricane season there are Amnesty Days when exceptions are made for the amount of yard waste that can be placed curbside for pickup.
Vegetation must be in front of the home that it was removed from.
Small clippings, grass and leaves must be bagged to prevent them from being blown into storm drains. This increases flooding during the rainy season.
Tree branches and limbs, must not exceed four feet in length and six inches in diameter.
Stumps are not to exceed 12 inches in diameter and should be stacked neatly so that they can be picked up properly.
Vegetation does not include wood, board or lumber.
Real Christmas trees are considered vegetation and are picked up at curbside. Make sure trees are free of lights and decorations.
Any pile of vegetation larger than seven cubic feet is a violation and will be subject to a fee.
4. Mix yard waste with any other items.
The City of West Palm Beach provides bulk collection service to residents who live in single family homes. Up to four items will be picked up on your bulk items pickup day. If you have more than four items, please call Customer Service (561) 822-2075, for additional information.
If you have additional questions please contact Customer Service about proper disposal of bulk items; 561-822-2075.
As before, freon-containing items such as refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, etc. must be put out on the same day you receive vegetation waste pick-up. No vegetation is to be mixed with bulk items. The above-mentioned freon containing items are the only items to be placed next to your vegetation pile.
Large quantities of boxes (i.e., from a move in) will be removed as bulk on your yard waste day if you have called to alert us ahead of time. The boxes must be empty, broken down, and tied as compactly as possible. Any packing material (i.e. packing peanuts, packing pillows, paper, styrofoam, etc..) must be secured in bags.
NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL OF ANY KIND WILL BE SERVICED. Regulations that govern your local landfill consider construction material contamination, and the fees associated with disposing of it are higher. Examples of construction material are cabinets, sinks toilets, roofing, fencing, wood, concrete, drywall, etc.
All construction material generated by a contractor must be disposed of by that contractor. Also, construction material generated by do-it-yourself projects must be disposed of by the homeowner. This material can be delivered to the Solid Waste Authority’s landfill or any SWA permitted facility. Call 561 697-2700
, toll free 866-792-4636 or visit www.swa.org
for additional information.
If a special pick-up is needed (for waste quantities that exceed 4’ X 4’ X 17’ or for items not allowed in the regular pick-up), please call us for arrangements at 561 822-2075. There is a fee for special pickup.
REMINDER!! NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED.
This includes but is not limited to paint, pesticides, oil, batteries, and propane tanks. Please contact the Solid Waste Authority.
YARD WASTE & BULK PICK UP SCHEDULE:
25th St to 59th St from the Intracoastal Waterway, west to Northshore Drive
Okeechobee Blvd to Southern Blvd including: Barcelona Rd to Pershing Way
West of Olive Ave to I-95
Andros Isle, Briar Bay, Hamilton Bay, Oakton Preserve, Riverwalk
East of Olive Ave: Belmont Ave to Arlington Rd between Olive Ave & Flagler Drive,
Baywinds, Ibis, Ironhorse
Okeechobee Blvd to 25th Street
Saratoga Lakes & PTE, The (3) Bears, Brittany, Spencer Lakes, Lakes of Laguna, Jonathan’s Cove
Southern Blvd to Arlington Rd – West of Olive Ave to I-95