Solid Waste Authority
New Residential Curbside Collection Guidelines
Palm Beach County is going Automated. Every residential curbside customer will receive a new 95 gallon cart that will be serviced by specialized trucks equipped with cart tipping equipment. The cart will be delivered to your home by the hauler prior to the new contract start date, most likely in the month of September.
New Garbage Rules –Amended 10/01/2019
Summit Lake Homeowners’ Association will incorporate and enforce the new Garbage and Yard Waste Collection Ordinance created by the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Florida as of October 1, 2019 into our rules and regulations while providing specific attention to our community design.
Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be placed for collection in accordance with the following:
Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be placed at the Collection Point no earlier than 3:00 p.m. on the day preceding the day upon which collection is customarily made.
Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be removed from the Collection Point on the same day collection is scheduled to occur.
Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be placed within two feet of the street curb or edge of road right-of-way and readily accessible from the street or alley where collection service is rendered.
Garbage must be placed in the Garbage Cart provided by the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. Absolutely no loose bags on top or outside of Garbage Cart.
Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be placed at least three feet from any obstruction including, without limitation, automobiles, fences, lampposts, mailboxes, or fire hydrants and in front of any fence or other barrier or enclosure if any.
Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be placed in a manner that provides the collector with unimpeded access.
Except when placed for collection service, Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers shall be placed in a storage location within the property lot behind a structure, building, fence, landscaping, or other barrier that substantially screens the view of the Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Container from the street or public right-of-way. It is prohibited to store any Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers on easements located between buildings, lots and along perimeter fences.
Yard Waste must be under six (6) feet in length per piece, under six (6) inches in diameter per piece, and under fifty (50) pounds in weight per container or piece with the exception of palm fronds, which may be any size as long as neatly stacked at the Collection Point.
Unapproved Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers will be discarded by the Association.
Recycle bins shall be placed, retrieved and stored in the same manner as Garbage Carts and Yard Waste Containers.