4R Ambassador Program (formerly 3R)

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We're excited to announce that our 4R Ambassador program (formerly 3R)

will take place IN-PERSON 

June 5-9, 2023!

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is looking for students to go on a one-week Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink 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'll also visit our community partners, which include Resource Depot, Loxahatchee River District and Grassy Waters Preserve.

After all participants learn about AWAY, they'll graduate as official SWA 4R 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.

Participant Requirements

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
Science teacher's recommendation in the form of a letter

How to Apply 

Applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Call 561-640-8949 or email Education@SWA.org to receive further information. 
  • Complete an application

 DEADLINE: May 19, 2023

Participants will find out if they qualify before the program begins.

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