Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority: dump nautical junk properly

061507 npl cppier 3.jpgNext week is National Safe Boating Week. But that’s not just about how you skipper. It also is about what you do with your nautical junk.

Here are some items that you can’t just toss in the trash or overboard; they must be disposed of properly: flares, fire extinguishers, deep cycle batteries, mercury float switches, fuels and oils, cleaning products and boats themselves.

Palm Beach County residents can take these items to one of seven Solid Waste Authority centers where they will be recycled or disposed of properly at no cost:


Any boat to be discarded must be taken to the Authority landfill, 6330 N Jog Road, where it will be inspected for hazardous materials before it will be accepted.

For more detail, including collection center hours, visit or call 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO.

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