The York County Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce that six school groups totaling approximately 350 students will participate in the Authority’s Tour Scholarship Program in 2022. The Tour Scholarship awardees for 2022 are: North Salem Elementary- Nichole Neiman, Grade 2; Paradise Elementary- Renee Burgard, Grade 3; Shrewsbury Elementary- Cindy Procopio, Grade 4; Washington Elementary – Amy Gotwals, Grade 2; Saint Rose of Lima School- Sandra Bird, Grades 3-6 and Wrightsville Elementary- Lesa Uffelman, 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, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, the now closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex and an Education Center.