Recycling is collected once a week.
The City of Boca Raton has a two-bin recycling program. The yellow bin is used to recycle paper and cardboard products. The blue bin is for your glass, plastic and aluminum products. For a complete list of recyclable items, please visit the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County or call the City's Sanitation Department at 561-416-3367.
Please note that the corrugated cardboard must be cut down to 2' x 2' pieces and placed in or next to your yellow bin. If you have boxes that are larger than 2' x 2' that are not broken down, they will be collected by our bulk service.
How to Obtain Your Recycling BinsThe City's Sanitation Department will deliver recycling bins directly to your home. You must live within the city limits of Boca Raton in order to receive delivery service from the City. Please call 561-416-3367 in order to schedule delivery of your yellow and blue recycling bins.
For removal of damaged or unusable recycling bins, place in your garbage container if possible, or place it out for bulk collection with a note on it stating that you would like it to be removed.
Recycling Drop-Off LocationsThe Solid Waste Authority provides recycling drop-off locations that are accessible 24 hours daily. For a complete list of recycling drop-off centers call toll free 866-792-4636 or visit Solid Waste Authority. Most locations accept only paper products unless otherwise indicated.
Recycling Bin Items
The following items should only be placed in your blue recycling bin:
- Plastic bottles and containers (lids on; 2 gallons or less)
- Cans - food and beverage
- Glass bottles and jars (lids off)
- Cartons - milk and juice (lids on)
- Drink boxes (no pouches)
The following items should only be placed in your yellow recycling bin:
- Cardboard (cut and flattened to 36-inches x 36-inches or less)
- Newspaper and inserts (no plastic bags)
- Office and school paper
- Dry food boxes (no food stains)
- Paper bags
- Cardboard paper rolls
- Pizza boxes (no food stains)
When in doubt, throw these items out:
- Plastic bags
- Foam products
- Aluminum foil or pans
- Shredded paper
- Plastic eating utensils or straws
- Paper plates
- Paper towels or napkins
- Coat hangers
- Light bulbs