The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is looking for students to participate in a one-week Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink (4R) adventure into the world of waste. During this week, participants will engage in hands-on activities and labs focusing on the environment from an integrated solid waste management perspective.
Participants will go behind-the-scenes at all SWA facilities, including:
A Home Chemical and Recycling Center
The Recovered Materials Processing (recycling) Facility
Renewable Energy Facility 2 (the cleanest, greenest, most efficient waste-to-energy plant in the world!)
A Transfer Station
The SWA Greenway Trail System
Participants will also visit our community partners, which include Resource Depot, Loxahatchee River District and Grassy Waters Preserve. After students learn about the concept of "AWAY," they'll graduate as official SWA 4R Ambassadors. With this credential, they're encouraged to teach their family and friends how their waste can affect our environment. They'll also be able to explain how individuals can Recycle Right, and be mindful of their day-to-day choices and actions to reduce, reuse and rethink their waste.
The program is free however we ask participants to bring an old electronic device to 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 its sponsor
Recommendation letter from a science teacher
How to Apply
Applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Call 561-640-4000, ext 4319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.