Recycling is available to all Palm Beach County residents. With your help we have made Palm Beach County's recycling program one of the best in the country. If you currently recycle, we thank you. If you don't, we urge you to start.
Recycling preserves our natural resources and increases the life of our landfill. The Solid Waste Authority has adopted the state's 75% waste reduction goal and if we are going to continue to achieve this goal we need everyone to do their part.
However, plastic bags never go in your blue or yellow recycling bins. In fact, bags that make in the bins can damage the SWA's recycling equipment and waste your taxpayer dollars. In 2014, it is estimated that 14,000,000 (yes, 14 MILLION) plastic bags went through our recycling facility. Please keep all bags (garbage bags, sandwich bags, shopping bags) out of the recycling bins.
The most effective method of thwarting plastic bag waste is to avoid using them at all.
Additionally, Publix encourages customers to make the right choice and use reusable bags, but for those customers who choose plastic or paper, they provide recycling bins, so they're properly recycled.