ReTeach! Waste Program

The SWA ReTeach Waste Program will run from June 11 thru 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is looking for educators interested in a one-week immersive experience centered on solid waste issues and techniques with tools that can be taken back to the classroom. During this week, participants will take an interactive behind-the-scenes tour of various solid waste facilities and participate in education workshops. Behind-the-scenes tours of the SWA facilities include: a transfer station, Renewable Energy Facility 2, Recovered Materials Processing Facility (Recycling), the SWA Greenway Trail System, a Home Chemical and Recycling Center and the SWA Rookery. 

After all participants learn about AWAY, they will receive a certificate and various education books/guides filled with educational lessons and activities that meet many national education standards. 

The cost to participate in the program is an old, broken electronic device that will be recycled through our electronic recycling program.

Participant Requirements

Educators interested in the program must:
Be a local Palm Beach County Educator
Teach in the subject areas of science, technology, engineering or math

How To Apply 

Applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served.
  • Complete the online application
  • Email to receive further information
This program is only available for 26 participants.

At the end of the program, teachers will receive:
  • opportunities for in-service points.
  • PLT education books including Municipal Solid Waste, Southeastern Forests and Climate Change and Pre-K thru 8th Environmental Education Activity Guide.
  • certificate of completion
  • and more.
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