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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 variety of topics. Presenters are available to visit you at your site and provide programs for children six years of age and older. We also offer online resources and virtual program. 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.

Recycled Paper Revelations!

What is the importance of recycling?  How many natural resources are saved just by recycling paper?  What items are actually made from recycled paper?  These and many other revelations are revealed in this interactive program.

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.