Volunteer Programs

SWA volunteer and community service events have been cancelled/postponed due to Covid.  Groups doing small neighborhood events may proceed at their own discretion, taking any necessary precautions to keep volunteers safe.

SWA Volunteer LogoAre you looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community in a way that really makes a difference?

Well, join the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County's Volunteer Program!

Since 1994, hundreds of Palm Beach County residents have given their time to help the SWA educate the public about the benefits of the SWA's litter abatement, waste prevention, recycling, and home chemical/hazardous waste programs. We have volunteer opportunities in the following SWA programs:
SWA also partners with community groups to provide volunteer opportunities with the following organizations:
Every year, the SWA recognizes its volunteers at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Check out the Volunteer of the Year (PDF) award winners.

The SWA is a community resource and thus has many community partners. Learn more on our Community Partners page.

Why We Need You

The Solid Waste Authority could not run all of the community projects and events we do without the assistance of volunteers. Volunteers are vital to the SWA's mission of educating the public. We need individuals and groups to help out with sponsored projects, community events, and administrative support. We make every effort to match each volunteer's experience and interests to our needs.

Our Mission

Through the efforts made by the SWA and our volunteers we will promote the 4Rs - Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Rethinking! and innovative integrated solid waste management system, extraordinary customer service, and award winning recycling and educational programs.