2019 Tour Scholarships Announced

The York County Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce that ten schools and approximately 580 students will participate in the Authority’s Tour Scholarship Program in 2019. The Tour Scholarship awardees for 2019 are: Washington Elementary- Amy Gotwals, Grade 2; Southern Elementary- Jen Collins, Grade 4; Dover Elementary- Diane Benner, Grade 1; Leib Elementary- Teresa Dull, Grade 4; Paradise Elementary- Kathy Gross, Grade 3; Wrightsville Elementary- Lesa Uffelman, Grade 2; Susquehannock High School- Elizabeth Worley, Grades 11-12; Shrewsbury Elementary- Cindy Procopio, Grade 4; Manheim Elementary- Becki McCullough, Grade 2 and North Salem Elementary- Deb Wirth, Grade 2.

For more than 20 years, the Tour Scholarship Program has been offered by the Authority to local schools to pay the costs of buses and drivers needed for classes to take field trips to the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC) and Education Center.  In return for the tour scholarship, participants complete an activity or project on an aspect of solid waste management such as recycling or litter prevention.

The RRC is a technologically advanced and environmentally safe waste-to-energy facility where York County’s household trash is used as “fuel” to produce electricity. Tour participants get a first-hand glimpse into this process beginning with a presentation followed by a walking tour of key areas of the facility.

The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery.  The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township; and owns and operates a Small Load Drop-off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center and an Education Center.