Environmental Education Programs

To foster greater understanding of the management of waste in York County, The York County Solid Waste Authority offers environmental education programs on a wide variety of topics.  Presenters are available to visit you at your site and all programs are customized for age-appropriate content and length.  Programs are provided at no cost to York County residents, schools and civic groups.   To schedule a presentation for your group, please call 717-845-1066 or contact us here a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Programs Available:

The Magic of Waste-To-Energy!

Via an interactive presentation, participants “tour” the York County Resource Recovery Center, the first waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania to use advanced air pollution control technology.Learn More

The Incredible, Edible Landfill!

In this hands-on activity, participants are appointed “honorary landfill engineers” for the day to build their own landfills out of a mixture of candy and healthy ingredients.
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Recycled Paper Revelations!

What does an insect have to do with the evolution of paper?  How many trees does it take to make a ton of paper?  How can recycled paper be used in the construction of a home?  These and many other revelations are revealed in this interactive program.
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Vermicomposting: Worms with an Appetite (for Waste)!

It’s a sad fact that an estimated 40% of food in the United States is wasted.  Much of that food smelling up our kitchen trash cans and weighing down our trash trucks, could be put to good use through composting.  Participants in this program learn all about vermicomposting.
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America Recycles Day  Elementary School Assembly 

Elementary schools are invited to celebrate “America Recycles Day” (November 15th) with this FREE interactive puppet show assembly.  A limited number of sponsored presentations are being offered to York County elementary schools in November on a first-come, first-served basis.  The performance, “Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles,” focuses on the importance of recycling and the proper management of garbage.

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