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No waste collection in unincorporated Palm Beach County on Thanksgiving Day

2022 Thanksgiving Collection - FINALSolid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County News 

Nov. 17, 2022 

Contact: Willie Puz, Public Affairs and Recycling, 561-640-8914 (o); 561-379-2405 (c) 

No waste collection in unincorporated Palm Beach County on Thanksgiving Day 

Garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulk waste will NOT be collected on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 for those residents living in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) administrative offices will be closed. Customer Service team members will not be available to assist residents with their garbage or recyclable collection questions or concerns. 

Waste collection for unincorporated residents impacted by the holiday will resume on their next regularly scheduled service day: 

  • Garbage collection - Monday, Nov. 28 
  • Recycling, yard waste and bulk waste collection - Thursday, Dec. 1 
  • Residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County can see their updated collection schedule, set reminders, and sign up for collection information through the “My Pick-Up Days” tool on the SWA website.

SWA administrative offices will also be closed the Friday (Nov. 28) after Thanksgiving. However, there will be a limited number of Customer Service team members available to assist residents with their questions or concerns. The SWA Customer Service team can be reached by phone at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636 (toll free), or email at ContactCIS@SWA.org

Residents who live in one of Palm Beach County’s 39 municipalities, should contact their municipality directly for holiday collection schedule information. A list of municipal contacts can be found online. 

There are only two observed holidays during which residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County will not receive garbage service: 

  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 
  • Christmas Day - Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 

There will be normally scheduled collection services for unincorporated residents on the following holidays: 

  • Christmas Eve – Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022 
  • New Year's Eve – Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 
  • New Year’s Day – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023 

Visit the SWA’s website for more information on holiday collection, as well as SWA facilities and hours


The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is a Dependent Special District that was created by the Florida Legislature in 1975. Since then, the SWA has developed an award-winning integrated solid waste management system to handle the county’s waste and recyclables. We call ourselves AWAY: whether you throw it, recycle it or flush it AWAY, we put your waste to work. Each year, we: 

  • Process more than 100,000 tons of recyclables each year 
  • Combust approximately 1.8 million tons of trash each year to generate electricity at renewable energy facilities 
  • Produce enough electricity to power approximately 74,000 homes, about the number of homes in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens 
  • Recycle more than 150,000 tons of wastewater treatment residuals (sludge from flushes) into environmentally-friendly fertilizer 
  • Safely dispose of more than 4.9 million pounds of home hazards a year 
  • Collect water off of the roofs of Renewable Energy Facility 2 and store it in a 2 million gallon cistern, which is used as part of the energy making process 

With the recent changes to the SWA’s website, anyone can now sign up to receive SWA news, calendar updates, jobs, or other Web postings of interest by signing up online. Should you sign up online to receive SWA’s news releases, we can remove you from this distribution by sending a REMOVE reply to this email. 

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