2023 Tour Scholarships Announced: More than 540 York County Students to Learn How Garbage is Managed

The York County Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce that seven school groups totaling approximately 540 students will participate in YCSWA’s Tour Scholarship Program in 2023. The Tour Scholarship awardees for 2023 are: Leib Elementary- Teresa Dull, Grade 4; Roundtown Elementary- Mark Fife, Grade 3; Shrewsbury Elementary- Lisa Kline, Grade 4; Washington Elementary – Amy Gotwals, Grade 2; Canadochly Elementary- Jodi Winter, Grade 3; Manheim Elementary- Jenell McKowen, Grade 2 and Wrightsville Elementary- Lesa Uffelman, Grade 2.

For more than 21 years, the Tour Scholarship Program has been offered by YCSWA 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 (YCRRC) 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 YCRRC 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.

YCSWA facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling, and resource recovery. YCSWA is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, an Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, an Education Center, and the closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex. Click here to visit YCSWA’s webpage dedicated to the Tour Scholarship Program.