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 SWA set aside 300 acres of natural area during the development of the SWA landfill and waste-to-energy facility to serve as a conservation area. Tucked away in the SWA conservation area is a large rookery that harbors thousands of native birds, including the state- and federally-designated endangered snail kite and the federally-designated threatened wood stork.
The most convenient parking for the scavenger hunt trail missions is the northern trailhead of the SWA Greenway Trail System located at 7501 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach. The SWA Greenway Trail System is also accessible by foot or bike from Grassy Waters Preserve Trails.
The SWA trails are open to the public seven day a week, from dawn until dusk. For more information, visit SWA Greenway Trail System.