Hazardous Waste

General Information

Most hazardous household products are intended to be used without any waste, but inevitably some products must be discarded. Always read the label carefully on unfamiliar items before you throw them away. Products labeled corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive are household hazardous wastes and need to be disposed of properly by the resident. Never dispose of household hazardous products by placing them at curbside for City collection, burning, or pouring down the household drain or storm drain.

Disposal Instructions

Disposal of Hazardous Waste is the responsibility of the tenant, property owner or contractor and not the City.  For proper disposal instructions of Household Hazardous Waste, please call the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County toll free at 866-792-4636.

For disposal of hypodermic needles, call the Palm Beach County Health Department, South Center at 561-274-3100.

All household hazardous waste drop-off locations are self-service with the exception of the main collection center on North Jog Road in West Palm Beach, which is attended Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Southwest County Transfer Station

The Southwest County Transfer Station is located at:
13400 S State Road 7 (US 441)
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Call 866-792-4636 for directions to the facility.
The transfer station accepts household hazardous waste Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m and on Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Household Hazard Waste Collection Center

You can also dispose of hazardous waste at:
SWA’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
6161 N. Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
For further information, visit their website.

Used Motor Oil Drop-off Locations

The City of Boca Raton does not collect used motor oil for disposal or recycling. In addition to the Southwest County Transfer Station, the following facilities located in Boca Raton will accept small quantities (up to 2 gallons) of used motor oil. The used motor oil must not be mixed with other substances or it will not be accepted. Call first for operating hours:

5101 N Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 561-997-5666

Advanced Auto Parts

1776 N Dixie Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-362-5541

It is illegal to pour used motor oil into canals / waterways because of the threat to our water supply. 


For tire disposal guidelines, please contact the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County 866-792-4636 or visit their website.