The York County Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce that eight school groups totaling approximately 470 students will participate in the Authority’s Tour Scholarship Program in 2024. The Tour Scholarship awardees for 2024 are: Leib Elementary- Teresa Dull, Grade 4; Dover Elementary- Julie rang, Grade 2; Southern Elementary- Greg Pituch, Grade 4; Washington Elementary- Amy Gotwals, Grade 2; Canadochly Elementary- Jodi Winter, Grade 3; Washington Elementary- Sarah Cobb, Grade 3; Shrewsbury Elementary- Mark Finn, Grade 4 and Manheim Elementary- Jenell McKowen, Grade 2.
For more than 22 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.