The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is looking for students to go on a one-week Reduce, Reuse and Recycle adventure into the world of trash. During this week, participants will engage in hands-on activities and labs to learn all about their environment through an integrated solid waste management perspective. Participants will also go behind-the-scenes at all of the SWA facilities, including: a Home Chemical and Recycling Center, the Landfill, a Recovered Materials Processing Facility, Renewable Energy Facility 2, a Transfer Station, Utilities, and the SWA Greenway Trail System. We will also visit our community partners, which include Resource Depot, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, and Grassy Waters Preserve.
After all participants learn about AWAY, they will graduate as official SWA 3R Ambassadors and be encouraged to teach their family and friends how their waste can affect our environment.
The cost to participate in the program is an old electronic device, which will be recycled.
Students interested in the program must have:
Completed grades 6, 7 or 8
3.0 GPA (transcript from school}
Membership in a school club (Environmental, SECME, Garden, etc.) and letter from it's sponsor
Science teacher's recommendation in the form of a letter
How To Apply
Applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served once the 2017 program has been announced.
Call 561-640-8949 or email Education@SWA.org to receive further information
Complete an application
Participants will find out if they qualify before the program begins.