Adopt-A-Spot / Community Service Programs

Following the philosophy that a cleaner community is generally a safer community, SWA’s Adopt-A-Spot groups play an important role in environmental stewardship. While most household debris is collected curbside, other areas-such as road right-of-ways and vacant lots tend to collect unsightly, unsanitary debris that will continue to accumulate if not cleaned.

Adopt-A-Spot groups can also conduct beautification projects in their area to compliment their cleanup efforts. Administered by the SWA's Customer Information Services Department (CIS), the Adopt-A-Spot program is one in which any size group can participate. 

SWA provides necessary tools and supplies once a group has committed to conducting at least 2 cleanup/beautification projects per year.  Once your "spot" is deemed "litter free", you may mobilize your group and pick another pre-approved "spot".  Making a  difference in the environment through Adopt-A-Spot is one of the most rewarding and positive volunteer experiences!

What you need to do:
  • Download and complete the Adopt-A-Spot Application (PDF) and return to SWA or to request an application be mailed to you, complete the online form
  • Commit to clean or beautify your area no less than two times per year
  • Enlist the support of as many volunteers as possible. Ask them to come prepared with water, a hat and protective clothing
  • Consider having a centralized location where group members can take water breaks or possibly join in a picnic or cookout following the cleanup
  • Return data to the SWA following cleanup
Solid Waste Authority Adopt-A-Spot Logo
Community Service Programs
The SWA provides recycled paint to groups to assist in beautification efforts within their communities. Community service hours are available as well. To be part of a positive, rewarding program and make a difference in your community, please complete the online form, or contact us.

Along with several governmental agencies, including the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach County Code Enforcement, and Palm Beach County Road and Bridge, the SWA partners with a variety of non-profit agencies to promote a safer, cleaner environment through cleanup, beautification and education projects. These entities include Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County, and Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches.

For more information on litter abatement and community service programs, contact CIS at 561-697-2700, or 866-SWA-INFO (866-792-4636) toll-free from western and southern Palm Beach County, or simply email us.