Recycling Student of the Year

Every year the Solid Waste Authority honors one student in Horry County as the Recycling Student of the Year. This student demonstrates a positive influence in fulfilling the Solid Waste Authority's mission of Protecting Tomorrow's Environment Today while also participating in recycling activities at school and at home. Students in grades K-12 may apply, but only one application per school per year will be accepted. The winner will receive an electronic reader, an award plaque, local media coverage and recognition. The total prize package is valued at $250.

Horry County's Recycling Students of the Year

  • 2017 - James Tres Thompkins of Conway Elementary School
  • 2016 - Noah Hellaby of Myrtle Beach High School
  • 2015 - Patrick Blanton of Daisy Elementary
  • 2014 - Alex Mario Del Castillo of Horry County Schools Early College High
  • 2013 - Dayton Anthony Carter of Daisy Elementary School
  • 2012 - Austin Ambrose of The Scholars Academy
  • 2011 - Caitlyn Elizabeth Ward of Green Sea Floyds Elementary School
  • 2010 - Karissa Uhrain of Ocean Bay Middle School
  • 2009 - Heather Edwards of North Myrtle Beach High and Erin Black of the Academy for Arts, Science & Technology
  • 2008 - Rachael Harter of Socastee Elementary School
  • 2007 - Markquez Jamison of Conway Middle School
  • 2006 - John Hastings of Aynor High School

The deadline for the 2018 Recycling Student of the Year Applications is April 13, 2018. Please click here to download the Student of the Year Application in Adobe PDF format. To view last years press release click here.

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority
1886 Highway 90, Conway SC 29526 • PH: 843.347.1651 • FX: 843.347.3653 •

SWA Aerial View


The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offers facility tours of the Landfill, Material Recycling Facility and Recycling & Convenience Center to individuals and groups. These FREE tours are offered Monday through Friday at our location on Highway 90, outside of Conway. Please call 843-347-1651 to schedule a tour or obtain more information.