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The York County Solid Waste Authority Sponsors High School Earth Day Recycled Art Contest

To promote recycling and celebrate “Earth Day” (April 22), the York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) is sponsoring a Recycled Art Contest for York County High School students. Participating schools include: Central York High School, Christian School of York, Dallastown Area High School, Eastern York High School, Hanover Public High School, Kennard-Dale High School, Red Land High School, Susquehannock High School, and York Catholic Senior High School. Sixty students are participating.

Contest works will be on display at the York County Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York, 17401 from April 16 to April 23 and a virtual tour will be available on the YCSWA website at A public awards ceremony for contest participants will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Each student winner will receive an art supply gift certificate and their school’s art department will also be granted an art supply gift certificate in the same amount. The York County Agricultural and Industrial Museum currently has limited hours due to transitioning to a new space. In addition to the contest’s public reception on April 23rd, the museum will be open to the public on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM while the artwork is on display.  Click here  or call 717-848-1587 for more details.

Earth Day is a worldwide annual event celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day, held in 1970, was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, similar to a general education forum. In 1990, the event became global with 141 nations participating. Today, it is estimated that more than 192 countries continue to celebrate Earth Day each year.

This is the ninth year YCSWA has conducted a recycled art contest for high school students. YCSWA facilitates responsible 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 for additional details about the contest. Click here for more information about YCSWA.

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