How to properly recycle items you may use during the summer season

It's summertime in South Florida! Since we're all spending a little more time at home these days, you might be using more products to keep your lawn and your pool in tip top shape this summer.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to make sure that you know how to properly dispose of items that you might be using around the house this summer.

As a reminder – propane tanks, pool chemicals, and pesticides cannot go in the trash with your regular garbage. Instead, take them to one of the seven Solid Waste Authority Home Chemical and Recycling Centers. Palm Beach County residents can drop these items off for free!
You can find the closest location to you at

And if you’re taking care of things around the house, you probably want to show it off! If you’re having friends and family over for some grilling this summer, keep these things in mind…

1.      Paper plates, napkins, and plastic utensils cannot be recycled. They need to go in the trash.

2.      Plastic soda and water bottles can be recycled in your blue bin.

3.      Aluminum beverage cans can also go in the blue bin.

4.      Juice boxes can go in the blue bin, but juice pouches need to go in the trash.

5.      Potato chip bags and wrappers also need to go in the trash.

For a full list of what can and cannot be recycled, visit to learn more.

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