NEW RESIDENTIAL YARD WASTE CURBSIDE COLLECTION GUIDELINES WILL GO INTO EFFECT
OCTOBER 1, 2019
What to Expect
Debris other than palm fronds and tree branches, such as leaves, tree and hedge trimmings, pine needles, etc.
should be containerized, preferably in a garbage can, paper lawn and refuse bags, or plastic bags.
Tree branches and palm fronds should be neatly stacked in a pile that does not exceed six (6) cubic yards. The
Yard Waste collection limit continues to be six (6) cubic yards per week, but under the new collection contract
the hauler will no longer be servicing piles that exceed this limit. Residents are encouraged to place no more
than six (6) cubic yards per week at the curb. Tree branches placed at the curb must be cut into pieces that
are no more than six (6) feet in length, six (6) inches in diameter and weigh no more than fifty (50) pounds
each to facilitate manual loading. Palm fronds can be any length.
Piles that exceed this size will be tagged and photographed and the information forwarded to the SWA Customer
Service Department. It will be the customer’s responsibility to arrange for the removal of the pile by either
contacting the SWA Customer Service Department or making other arrangements to have the pile removed.
What if I know I am going to have more?
You can call SWA Customer Service at (561) 697-2700
to request an estimate to have the pile removed. We
have included in our contract an established rate of
$8.00 per cubic yard for the service. Upon payment,
the material will be removed within 72 hours.
Alternatively, you can contract with anyone you want
to remove the material, or if you have hired a
commercial landscaper, make sure they include
removal in their quote.
Why is this change being made?
6 Cubic Yards = 18’ Long X 3’ Wide X 3’ High
Your SWA yard waste assessment and collection service is intended for routine landscape maintenance, not
debris generated by land clearing and tree removal activities. Piles that contain these materials, or that are
excessively large, cannot be efficiently collected manually or mechanically and impede the ability of the waste
hauler to provide quality, affordable service to the hundreds of other residential customers on the route. In
short, this is being done to ensure that every residential customer receives a base level of service that meets
the needs of the overwhelming majority of residents at the lowest possible cost.
For additional information visit us on the web (www.swa.org) or Contact Customer Service at (561) 697-2700.