Before you throw it away, check with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County to see if it can be recycled!
It’s springtime in South Florida and while that means longer days and warmer beach trips, it also means one thing for me…spring cleaning. It’s time to go through the closets, the drawers, and clean everything out…time to start fresh!
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out what you can and can’t recycle during your spring cleaning session.
- I like to donate old clothes, books, and linens to a local charity if they’re still in good shape. If they’re not, then they go in the trash.
- Hangers cannot be recycled, those also need to be thrown away.
- Old batteries just need to go in the trash, you can’t recycle them.
- Lightbulbs can be recycled but they contain mercury. So you can take fluorescent lamps, bulbs and tubes to any of the seven SWA Home Chemical and Recycling Centers for FREE.
- Pool cleaners, paints, pesticides, and automotive products can also go to the Home Chemical and Recycling Centers. Don’t put those in the regular trash!
You can find a full list of household hazardous wastes at SWA.org/HCRC.
Happy spring cleaning!
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