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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, Eastern York High School, Hanover Area High School, Northern York County High School, William Penn High School and York Suburban High School. We are excited to have 36 students participate in the contest this year.

The 2022 Recycled Art Contest will take place at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum located at 217 W. Princess St., York. Artwork will be on display at the Museum from April 16th-23rd. Click here for Museum hours and additional information. A Contest Award Reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21st. 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.  

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 seventh 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. Click here to visit the YCSWA website


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