History

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) was established in 1975 by the Florida State Legislature under the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Act, Chapter 2001-331 Laws of Florida, as amended. The SWA vis a Dependent Special District governed by the seven elected County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida. The governing board members are elected for terms as determined in the Solid Waste Act.

More on the County Commissioners and the Governing Board of the SWA» 

When the SWA hired our first employee in 1975, Palm Beach County's population was 475,000, a gallon of gas cost $0.57 and the idea of the "sanitary landfill" was less than 20 years old.
Needless to say, a lot has changed in the 45 years that the SWA has been serving Palm Beach County.

Learn about the SWA's budgets and finances»

See the Awards and Recognitions the SWA has earned»

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SWA through the Decades

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