Solid Waste Authority: Don’t put pool chemicals, pesticides, propane at curb

David Yost, 10, Boynton Beach, competes in the cannonball pool jump during Wacky Water Day sponsored by the City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department. Activities included family friendly games like Sponge Bob pass, water shootout, diving for rings and water relay races at the Denson Pool in Boynton Beach, Florida on June 13, 2015. Safe swimming information was also available from the Palm Beach County Drowning Prevention Coalition. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
(Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Summer is gearing up and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County reminds people to be careful what items they put at the curb.

Pool chemicals, pesticides and propane tanks can’t go out with the regular garbage, the Authority says. Instead, they must be taken to one of the Authority’s Home Chemical and Recycling Centers, where they can be dropped off for free and will be recycled or disposed of. For hours of operation, go to http://www.swa.orgor call 561-697-2700 or 866-SWA-INFO.


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