3R Ambassador Program

Thanks to all who applied to and participated in our 2016 3R Ambassador class! Photographs will be available soon.

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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.

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 it's sponsor
Science teacher's recommendation in the form of a letter

How To Apply 

First-Come, First-Served
  • Call 561-640-8949 or email Education@SWA.org to receive further information 
  • All applications (PDF) must be turned in by May 20, 2016
 Participants will find out if they qualify by May 27, 2016