Public Works

9/29/2022 - 1:25 pm


Garbage and Recycling Services Amended Due to Hurricane Ian

In coordination with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Waste Management will resume normal collection operations on Thursday, September 29th.

In addition, crews will exercise extreme caution on each respective route – avoiding hazards and potentially hazardous (standing water, low hanging wires and branches) areas.  Drivers will make notes of any areas that they are unable to be access and service. 

PICKUP REMINDER:  If your scheduled collection day is Thursday, WM will make the normal collections, as scheduled and follow suite with the successive collection days. 

Due to some isolated areas that experienced extreme wind conditions, WM will make efforts to address with our bulk collection crews and partners- requesting residents to keep yard waste separate from other materials for best practice and ease of collection. 


Mission Statement

To provide and maintain safe and quality government facilities, public grounds and rights-of-way for the Village, as well as to maintain, improve, and expand existing public facilities to meet citizens’ needs, and to continue to improve the quality of life by beautifying the Village through landscape projects.

Services, Functions, and Activities

The Public Works Department provides general maintenance for Village roadways, pathways, buildings, rights-of-way, medians, and signage. The maintenance is provided by Village staff and through contractual services. The Department has an annual program to asphalt overlay the Village streets. New landscaping is added annually through Capital Improvement projects.

Garbage-Yard Waste and Recycling

Waste Management - 772-546-7700

FY 22/23 (10/1/22 - 9/30/23) Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Rates

Tequesta has a curbside garbage, yard waste, and recycling collection services, provided through Waste Management, for single-family homes, as well as pick-up services for multi-family dwellings.

Refuse Pickup Schedule

  • Monday(except from Windsor Road south - including Seabrook yours will be on Friday)
    • regular garbage
    • recyclables
    • yard waste
  • Thursday(except from Windsor Road south - including Seabrook yours will be on Tuesday)
    • regular garbage
    • yard waste

Please have items at your curb by 7:00 a.m. Arrangements can be made for large item pick-up--Call Waste Management at 772-546-7700. There will be no collection on the following holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Collection will take place on the next regularly scheduled pick-up day.

Recycling Bins

Need new recycle bins? Contact Waste Management directly at 772-546-7700.

Hazardous Waste

To dispose of hazardous waste, please contact Waste Management directly at 772-546-7700.

  • Automotive products: antifreeze, fluids, motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, polish and waxes
  • Batteries: home and vehicle batteries
  • Electronics: TVs, computers, laptops, cell phones, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, DVD/CD/cassette players and more
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
  • Mercury containing devices: thermometers and thermostats
  • Paint products: oil-based, latex and spray paints, caulk, wood preservative and wood stain
  • Garden chemicals: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and insecticides
  • Sharps: syringes, needles and lancets
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Other household chemicals: toilet bowl cleaner, shower/tile cleaner, carpet cleaner, rust remover and more

Mosquito Control Services

Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management provides mosquito control services to the Village of Tequesta. The services will include ULV (Ultra Light Volume) spraying, larvaecide and back yard spraying. Residents requesting this service must contact the Palm Beach County Mosquito Control Division at 967-6480.