Environmental Programs

The Solid Waste Authority has implemented extensive environmental programs to protect valuable resources, such as water, air, soil and wildlife. Environmental Programs is responsible for environmental permitting and compliance monitoring for the Authority. Environmental Programs staff prepares and oversees applications for permits from environmental regulatory agencies for SWA facilities and verifies compliance with the issued permits. Environmental compliance is monitored through pollution prevention programs, facility inspections, groundwater and surface water quality testing, air emissions testing, and compliance reports.

Environmental Programs is also responsible for coordinating the Authority's planning activities, the permitting and compliance of solid waste management facilities, an interagency task force, illegal waste disposal enforcement through liaison with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Environmental Crimes Unit, disaster debris management, and other special programs that arise.