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, Hanover Public High School, Northern York County High School and South Western High School. Thirty-four students are participating.

Contest works will be on display at the Central Market House at 34 West Philadelphia Street in downtown York throughout the month of April and a virtual tour will be available on the YCSWA website at www.ycswa.com. A virtual reception and awards ceremony for contest participants will be held on April 22 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.  

Re-Source York generously donated materials for students to utilize in their art pieces. Artists could visit the store and choose from a variety of items which were free for their use. Re-Source York has locations at 161 E. 9th Street and 405 Carlisle Ave, York. 

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 sixth year the Authority has conducted a recycled art contest for high school students. 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.