- Education / Tours
Education / Tours
- For anyone in need of ADA accommodations to fully participate in a program, please contact Willie Puz at 561-640-8914 or by email at Education@SWA.org to discuss your accessibility needs. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
Getting Schooled by the SWA
The SWA is going live to give you an inside look at what goes into managing Palm Beach County's waste.
Every week day at 11 a.m., we will be conducting webinars to show you our renewable energy facility, how to recycle right, and how industry and nature can coexist. We will also be sharing stories for the little ones, and reviewing some of the most often asked recycling questions.
Garbage Through the Ages via Facebook (10-15 mins)
Ever wondered how garbage collection and sanitation services began? Or how ancient civilizations managed their waste? Join an Education Specialist as she explains the history of trash collection. Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Tuesday, June 2 | 11 a.m.
What’s Up with Solid Waste? via Facebook (15-20 mins)
Join an SWA Education Specialist as she demonstrates Palm Beach County’s waste stream. Find out how much of the total waste SWA receives is recycled or burned to make electricity. Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Wednesday, June 3 | 11 a.m.
Electricity from Trash via Facebook (10-15 mins)
How is garbage turned into renewable energy? Go behind the scenes with an SWA engineer for a look at this electrifying process! Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Thursday, June 4 | 11 a.m.
Meet the SWA Team via Facebook (5-10 mins)
Ever wondered what kinds of jobs are available in garbage and recycling? Meet Education Specialist Catie Sprague, whose career has spanned from Rembrandts to recycling, and find out what led her to this trashy job! You’ll also hear about some of her favorite things at the SWA. Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Friday, June 5 | 11 a.m.
Energy Sleuths via Facebook (15-20 mins)
Join an Education Specialist in an imaginative activity exploring renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Then create your own ENERGIZED superheroes and villains! Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Missed one of our webinars? Click below to see the recorded version.
4/27/20 SWA Landfill Virtual Tour
4/24/20 Recycle Right - English/Spanish Presentation
4/20/20 SWA Trail Tour
4/17/20 SWA Home Chemical & Recycling Centers
4/15/20 Biosolids Processing Facility
4/13/20 SWA Transfer Station
4/10/20 Recovered Materials Processing Facility Virtual Tour
4/8/20 Renewable Energy Facilities 1 & 2 Virtual Tour
4/6/20 SWA Virtual Trail Tour
4/3/20 Recycle Right - English/Spanish Presentation
4/1/2020 Renewable Energy
3/30/2020 Industry & Nature Coexist
3/27/2020 Recycle Right
3/25/2020 Renewable Energy
3/23/2020 Industry & Nature Coexist
The Solid Waste Authority (SWA) offers tours, field trips and resources for teachers that center on the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
The Solid Waste Authority’s (SWA) Education Outreach Program is actively involved in educating the public about the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
Information about our summer day camp.
Information about our summer teacher workshop program.
A self-guided tour of the SWA's Education Center and REF 2
The SWA is available to help cities, nonprofits, schools and organizations integrate environmental education into their summer camps.
Use our online calendar to find upcoming SWA events and activities.
The SWA is hosting an event as part of America Recycles Day that includes a paper shred, home chemical drop-off and open house.
SWA Soiree Run Away 5K Results Page
The 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.
A map of the SWA's facility on the interactive touch table
An SWA educator teaching how to recycle paper
A tour of the recycling facility
A SWA educator leads a classroom discussion
An education program on the SWA's Greenway Trail System
Students in the 3R Ambassador Program on the SWA's Greenway Trail System