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Solid Waste Information

Phone:  561-845-4080

Waste Management is the City's provider for trash

General Guidelines On Collection

Listing files in 'Pickup Schedules'


Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is performed twice a week. Please keep toys, bikes and other "keepers" away from the curb on collection days so we don't take them by mistake. Tires, construction and demolition debris, auto and boat parts, barrels, drums and empty gas tanks are items that are excluded from this service and will not be collected. 

Contact the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) at 561-697-2700 to schedule a pick up.



Yard Waste Collection

Any cut limbs, palm fronds, branches, bushes, twigs or grass clippings are considered "yard waste."  Please follow these basic preparations:

  • Large branches, limbs and other cuttings should be bundled and tied, and they should not exceed six feet in length or weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs or branches must be placed in sturdy plastic bags, securely closed or in containers (with lids) not to exceed 32 gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds 




  • Use the yellow bin for paper (newspapers, magazines and catalogs, brown paper grocery bags, clean corrugated boxes).
  • Use the blue bin for all the rest (clear, brown and green glass containers - with no lids, plastic containers with the one through seven recycling code on them, aluminum cans, pie plates and foil, milk cartons, juice cartons, and drink boxes).


Bulk Pickup

Bulk pickup includes large household items put out for collection. Such items include old furniture, carpeting, appliances, etc. Please do not include construction debris. 

Bulk Collection Schedule


Curbside Tips 

  • Set your waste in front of your property
  • Set out your bins only when they are full
  • Keep garbage bags tightly tied
  • In stormy or windy weather, stack your bins. Put the paper bin on the bottom to prevent papers from flying away
  • Place your waste at the curb or within six feet from the edge of the street so it's easy to see
  • Use recyclables bins only for the proper recyclables. If there are other types of trash or garbage in your recycling bins, we have to leave them behind

Materials like paints, pesticides, pool chemicals, anti-freeze and engine oil need to be disposed of in special ways.

Call Solid Waste Authority (SWA) at 561-697-2700 for more information.


Contact Information


Louis A. Johnson
Director of Public Works
1481 W. 15th Street
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Phone: (561) 845-4080

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Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed on Holidays


Administration Division

Phone: 561-845-4080


Streets Division

Phone: 561-882-1854



Property Maintenance

Phone: 561-882-1810


Stormwater Management

Phone: 561-840-3119


Fleet Services

Phone: 561-845-4141


Engineering Division

Phone: 561-845-4080