The Solid Waste Authority (SWA) is a community resource and thus has many community partners. We are actively involved and partner with many different community programs in Palm Beach County.
Green Schools Recognition Program
The Green Schools Recognition Program encourages cultures of sustainability within school communities. This program recognizes schools for taking a holistic approach to going green that incorporates school ground enhancement, resource conservation, curriculum connections and community involvement with a school-wide commitment and focus on sustainability.
Resource Depot is a reuse center which collects donations of clean, safe and reusable items that would ordinarily end up in the landfill, and makes them available for free to teachers (as well as daycare and aftercare providers, home school parents, and other educational nonprofit agencies) through “shopping” memberships.
Resources in Science Education (R.I.S.E.)
RISE is a group of educators in Palm Beach County whose mission is to:
Inspire students toward improved academic performance,
Instill a love of science and,
Increase opportunities for relevant, inquiry-based science experiences beyond the classroom.
Paint your Heart Out Palm Beach County is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that offers assistance to the elderly, disabled and low-income families with children. Paint Your Heart Out paints the exterior of qualifying single family homes with the SWA’s recycled paint at no cost to the homeowner. Volunteers age 15 and older are welcome to participate. For additional information, please contact the SWA Community Services at 561-697-2700.
Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches
The SWA is a proud sponsor of Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches. Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches website states, "Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit with a network of more than 200 affiliates across the United States. Our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners." For more information, visit them at Rebuilding Together's website.
Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc
Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that serves as Palm Beach County’s affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. and Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County through programs and partnerships that encourage public agencies, private entities, residents and visitors to reduce litter and waste, increase recycling, beautify, maintain and sustain public spaces and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful’s focus areas include litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction and community greening. To learn more about them, visit their website at http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org/.