Refuse and Recycling

For information about garbage, recycling, and vegetation collection, see the Public Services Division page of the City of Lake Worth website.

Recycling Information

DO recycle curbside:

  • Paper (newspaper, magazines, junk mail, school/office paper, phone books, catalogs)
  • Plastics (#1 through #7)(must be clean)
  • Small metal cans (aluminum, steel, tin)(must be clean)
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, paper bags)
  • Waxed cartons (juice boxes, milk and juice cartons)(must be clean)
  • Glass bottles and jars (must be clean)
  • Aluminum foil and bakeware (must be clean)

Do NOT recycle curbside:

  • Plastic bags
    • Note:  Most locations that utilize plastic bags offer recycling & allow customers to bring them back as long as they are clean.  Examples are Publix & Winn Dixie.
  • Ceramics
  • Heat resistant glass, such as Pyrex
  • Mirror or window glass
  • Metal or plastic caps and lids
  • Crystal
  • Light bulbs (can be taken recycling center)
  • Styrofoam
  • Food waste
  • Needles
  • Hazardous waste
  • Wood