Abatement and Community Service Programs
philosophy that a cleaner community is generally a safer community,
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. Making a difference in the environment through
Adopt-A-Spot is one of the most rewarding volunteer efforts
Here is what SWA will do:
Provide trash bags and gloves for every cleanup.
Provide t-shirts annually to group members.
Provide training and litter abatement education.
Recognize your group at an annual appreciation luncheon.
you need to do:
Download and complete the
application 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 four 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.
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
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
1-866-SWA-INFO (1-866-792-4636) toll-free from western and southern Palm Beach County