Horry County middle school students can create a piece of artwork in the POP (Protect Our Planet) Art Contest.

Deadline: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022

Artistic Material: MILK CARTONS

Entries must be delivered to Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s administrative office at 1886 Hwy 90 in Conway by deadline, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022.

Prize: Winner will receive an electronic reading device, a plaque, and media recognition.

POP Art Contest Rules

1) At least 75% of artistic entry must be composed of MILK CARTONS. (PLEASE RINSE AND CLEAN MILK CARTONS!)

2) Entry must be decorative or useful.

3) Entry must be created by the student (not parents or teacher).

4) Entries created by more than one student (such as from a club or a class) are accepted, but only one student will receive prizes. The school will decide which student will be the recipient.

5) It must not weigh more than 25 lbs.

6) All parts must be firmly attached.

7) Submissions become property of Horry County Solid Waste Authority unless a written request is made.

POP Art Application


Horry County middle school students can create a piece of artwork in the POP (Protect Our Planet) Art Contest. Congratulations to Ryan McQuilla from Loris Middle School!!! Artistic Material: BOTTLE TOPS / CAPS / LIDS. Please click here to view Press Release.



Horry County's POP Art Winners

  • 2022 - Ryan McQuilla of Loris Middle School, "Recycle America" was a remote control car created from bottle caps.
  • 2019 - Emaleigh Avant, Black Water Middle School, "'Tis the Season to Recycle" used recovered Styrofoam for her artwork.
  • 2018 - Anna Baker, Black Water Middle School, "Tears From Our Mother Earth" used discarded plastic bags for her artwork. 
  • 2017 - Christopher Emery of Black Water Middle School "Merry "Keys"mas!" used discarded keys for his Christmas creation.
  • 2016 - Casey Huggins of Aynor Middle School "Rain or Shine, Recycle!" used old plastic bags for her creation.
  • 2015 - Abigail Gray, Samuel Ard, Railey Smith and Mitchell Goude of Aynor Middle School, "Bruce Refuse!" and used bottle top/cap creation.
  • 2014 - Joey Page & Seth Hamilton of Aynor Middle School, "One World, Save It!" broken and used crayon creation.
  • 2013 - Katelyn Barnhill of Aynor Middle School, "Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute!" plastic bag creation.
  • 2012 - Hali Hutchinson of Green Sea Floyds Middle School, "The Road to Recycling" bottle top/cap creation.
  • 2011 - MacKenzie Miller of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, "Big Bang Light Up" used CD's creation.
  • 2010 - Walker Johnson of Aynor Middle School, "Ice Tree" used CD's creation.
  • 2009 - Anastazia Herrington of Green Sea Middle School, "Best Friends for Better" used Styrofoam creation.
  • 2008 - Destiny Watts and Alexys Dawson, Forestbrook Middle, "Peace, Love and Candy" candy wrapper creation.
  • 2007 - Allison Dunavant, North Myrtle Beach Middle, "Generations Within Recycling For Tomorrow" plastic bag creation.
  • 2006 - Jovonte Kinney, North Myrtle Beach Middle, "Horry County" bottle cap creation.
  • 2005 - Tayler Todd, Aynor Middle, "The Mermaid" CD creation.

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.