About Us

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County, Florida. With approximately 400 employees, the SWA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services and programs to the county's 1.45 million residents and businesses. The SWA also provides solid waste and recycling collection services to the residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County through private haulers under exclusive franchise agreements.

The System

The SWA has built an award-winning integrated system of facilities that combines recycling, diversion, renewable energy and landfilling to effectively manage the county's waste. The SWA's system includes seven Home Chemical and Recycling Centers, six transfer stations, two waste-to-energy facilities, a Recovered Materials Processing Facility for recyclables, a Biosolids Processing Facility, and two landfills as a last resort for disposal.

Contact Information

Registered Agent

Dan Pellowitz,
Executive Director

Solid Waste Authority
of Palm Beach County

7501 N. Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Public Documents


Service Area



The programs developed and implemented by the SWA are designed to integrate solid waste transportation, processing, recycling, resource recovery and disposal technologies, protect the environment, achieve the state's 75% recycling and waste reduction goal and inform the public about solid waste management issues.

Form of Government

The SWA is 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»

Financial Information

The SWA fiscal year period is from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.


The SWA's system is funded primarily through a system of user fees. The primary funding mechanism is the non-ad valorem special assessment that is included on the annual property tax bill of all Palm Beach County property owners. Additional revenue sources include tipping fees, electric sales, recycling revenue and interest income.

Links to Financial Documents

Budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports