- Education / Tours
Education / Tours
- For anyone in need of ADA accommodations to fully participate in a program, please contact Willie Puz at 561-640-8914 or by email at Education@SWA.org to discuss your accessibility needs. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
Getting Schooled by the SWA
The SWA is going live to give you an inside look at what goes into managing Palm Beach County's waste.
Every week day at 11 a.m., we will be conducting webinars to show you our renewable energy facility, how to recycle right, and how industry and nature can coexist. We will also be sharing stories for the little ones, and reviewing some of the most often asked recycling questions.
Storytime with SWA via Facebook (5-10 mins)
Discover the incredible adventures of an aluminum can in a children's story! You'll also learn why it's so important to recycle right! Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Tuesday, July 14 | 11 a.m.
Aluminum Can Process via Facebook (5-10 mins)
Tune in to find out what happens to an aluminum can after it arrives at our Recovered Materials Processing Center. Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Wednesday, July 15 | 11 a.m.
Renewable Energy Facilities 1 &2 via Facebook (10-15 mins)
The SWA has been burning Palm Beach County's garbage to create electricity since 1989! Tune in to discover the differences between our first facility and the second - which is the cleanest, greenest of its kind in North America. Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Thursday, July 16 | 11 a.m.
Critter Cam via Facebook (5-10 mins)
Did you know the SWA has trails that are open to the public? Take a peek at the wildlife captured on our trail cams when people aren’t around. Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Friday, July 17 | 11 a.m.
Q&A With an SWA Employee via Facebook (5-10 mins)
Curious about what kinds of jobs are available in garbage and recycling? Meet Systems Technician Luke Hamilton and find out what kinds of IT challenges there are for a governmental agency. You’ll also hear why he thinks the SWA is a great place to work! Follow @SolidWasteAuthority for notifications.
Missed one of our webinars? Click below to see the recorded version.
Recycled Papermaking Instructions
4/27/20 SWA Landfill Virtual Tour
4/24/20 Recycle Right - English/Spanish Presentation
4/20/20 SWA Trail Tour
4/17/20 SWA Home Chemical & Recycling Centers
4/15/20 Biosolids Processing Facility
4/13/20 SWA Transfer Station
4/10/20 Recovered Materials Processing Facility Virtual Tour
4/8/20 Renewable Energy Facilities 1 & 2 Virtual Tour
4/6/20 SWA Virtual Trail Tour
4/3/20 Recycle Right - English/Spanish Presentation
4/1/2020 Renewable Energy
3/30/2020 Industry & Nature Coexist
3/27/2020 Recycle Right
3/25/2020 Renewable Energy
3/23/2020 Industry & Nature Coexist
The Solid Waste Authority (SWA) offers tours, field trips and resources for teachers that center on the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
The Solid Waste Authority’s (SWA) Education Outreach Program is actively involved in educating the public about the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
Information about our summer day camp.
Information about our summer teacher workshop program.
A self-guided tour of the SWA's Education Center and REF 2
The SWA is available to help cities, nonprofits, schools and organizations integrate environmental education into their summer camps.
Use our online calendar to find upcoming SWA events and activities.
The SWA is hosting an event as part of America Recycles Day that includes a paper shred, home chemical drop-off and open house.
SWA Soiree Run Away 5K Results Page
The SWA is a community resource and thus has many community partners. We are actively involved and partner with many different community programs in Palm Beach County.
A map of the SWA's facility on the interactive touch table
An SWA educator teaching how to recycle paper
A tour of the recycling facility
A SWA educator leads a classroom discussion
An education program on the SWA's Greenway Trail System
Students in the 3R Ambassador Program on the SWA's Greenway Trail System