Adopt-A-Spot Program 

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. This map shows how many Adopt-a-Spot sites there are throughout Palm Beach County.

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