Please do not put rechargeable batteries in the garbage or recycling bin. Batteries need to be disposed of at one of the Solid Waste Authority's (SWA) designated centers or major retailers with drop-off locations.
Lithium batteries have been responsible for fires in transportation, garbage and recycling facilities nationwide when they become damaged by sorting and processing machinery.
In an effort to inform constituents of this potential hazard, the Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the SWA Board, recently requested SWA officials initiate a public outreach campaign concerning the proper disposal of rechargeable batteries.
Additionally, we have asked staff to explore installing specially designed disposal bins for these batteries at convenient locations countywide.
Regular alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volts) can be placed in your garbage.
For more information and where you can dispose of these batteries, visit the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.
Events in Our Community
Glades Road Branch
20701 95th Ave. South
Boca Raton 33434
"A Man Called Otto." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
Monday, May 22, 2 p.m. Preregister
hoopla & Hullabaloo
Monday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy virtual storytime with books and songs with our digital app, hoopla! Ages 0-5. Preregister
"Lessons in Chemistry," by Bonnie Garmus
Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24, 3:30 p.m.
Can't ever find your name on souvenirs? Create a personalized souvenir using scrabble tiles! Ages 8-12. Preregister
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach 33446
Art in the Afternoon
Friday, May 19, 2:30 p.m.
Roll your sleeves and get artsy! We'll provide the materials, you bring your imagination for this dip into a variety of mediums for making art. Preregister
Nonfiction Book Club: "All About Mel: My Remarkable Life in Show Business," by Mel Brooks
Wednesday, May 31, 2 p.m.
Discuss memoirs, biographies histories and other genre titles in the nonfiction book club.
Animal Reading Friends (ARF)
Tuesday, May 23, 3 p.m.
Practice reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who can't wait to hear a story. Grades K-5. Preregister
West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Road
Boynton Beach 33437
Florida Renter's Rights & Responsibilities
Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m.
An attorney with Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS) will host an interactive landlord-tenant law workshop. Preregister
PBC Veteran Services
Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m.
Meet with accredited Service Office Jason St. John for a Q&A about services. Bring your DD214.
Thursday, May 25, 3:30 p.m.
With certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. Preregister
Line Dancing With Ruth Goodstein
Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m.
Have fun and dance as if on one is watching! Preregister
How to Escape a Sinking Vehicle
Tuesday, May 30, 2 p.m.
Learn how to escape from and survive crashing into a body of water. Preregister
Mental Health Services
Wednesday, May 31, 2 p.m.
Educate yourself on services available through the South County Mental Health Center.
Animal Care & Control Spotlight
Meet Princeton, The Longest Shelter Resident
I love to run, play and chase toys. I am strong and would love a family that likes to spend time outdoors, since my favorite pastimes are playing, going for walks and doing my zoomies.
If you are interested in adopting Princeton, visit Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control Division's SNAP website here and you'll see him.
Help Animal Care & Control Clear the Kennel
May adoptions only $5
Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety’s Division of Animal Care and Control (ACC) is asking the community to help with efforts to find homes for the 56 adoptable dogs that are in the kennel. As the only open-admission shelter in the county, ACC accepts all animals in need regardless of their condition. Services are provided to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, and help is needed to continue caring for them.
The community can help by adopting or fostering. The kennel has adoptable dogs with different personalities that would suit anyone’s lifestyle. Whether looking for a big dog, small dog, playful pup or couch potato, the shelter has a perfect dog for a family. During the month of May, ACC is offering $5 adoptions to motivate the community to adopt instead of shop (#AdoptDontShop) for a furry friend. By adopting or fostering, a dog experiences time in a loving home, and space for another dog in need is created in the shelter.
If looking for a short-term commitment, ACC is encouraging residents to consider becoming a foster through the Foster2Rescue program. Through this program, foster parents take care of a pet for two to six weeks until a forever home is found through the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. All supplies such as food, crate, leash, collar and preventatives are provided. All the foster needs to provide is some love.
PBCACC encourages those interested in fostering or adopting to meet their perfect match in person. Pets can also be viewed online at https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/snap/home. The Foster and adoption application is completed in person at PBCACC. No appointment is needed.
Adoption Center hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control is located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. For more information, please call 561-233-1200 or visit the website, www.pbcgov.com/animal.
Kitten Supplies Needed
Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety’s Division of Animal Care and Control (ACC) is in need of kitten supplies to help care for the orphaned kittens in our community, especially during "Kitten Season."
Items needed include:
Royal Canine Babycat Canned Food
Fancy Feast Chicken or Turkey Canned Food
KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement)
Gerber Baby Food - Chicken & Gravy
Disposable Cotton Face Rounds
Plastic Pet Carriers
Supplies can be dropped off in the main lobby of our shelter anytime during regular business hours or shipped directly to the shelter, attention: Foster Program.
All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.