Solid Waste Department Educational Program
Franklin County is committed to improving the process of educating people about our solid waste disposal programs. We are also investigating adding a "Keep America Beautiful Coordinator" to our staff.
Information on our Solid Waste Programs will be distributed to all residents, towns, businesses, contractors, groups, and much more.
John Faulkner and Ed Shearin provide educational and instructional workshops or presentations to any civic, church, or community based groups. We also have public service announcements on the local radio station on a continuing basis. To schedule a speaker at your next event, please call (919) 496-5002.
The Solid Waste Manager uses computer generated information for waste management and recycling presentations.
Promotional materials are also ordered through a variety of companies (includes pens, pencils, bookmarks, activity books, calendars, tote bags, and much more).
Franklin County has a Solid Waste Programs Brochure that gives information on solid waste disposal and collection, recycling, and litter. Presentations are made to civic, churches, schools and other groups of every kind.
Franklin County currently has a recycling representative in each of the twelve schools. This person is responsible for waste management and recycling education for their particular school.
The Solid Waste Manager does presentations for children of all ages and provides promotional items to each of the schools. These items includes pencils, bookmarks, stickers and activity books.
The Cooperative Extension Service provides organized programs for a variety of school age children. Summer programs are also presented by calling (919) 496-3344 for a list of programs and contacts.
Fun Sites for Children
Just For Kids
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is committed to general environmental education and encouraging effective public involvement in setting environmental policy.
Title: Kids' Planet
Grade Level: pre K- 8
Students can play games, take quizzes, and complete activities while learning about animal conservation. This site is also useful for teachers because it contains several lesson plans, activities, and facts that can be used in the classroom.
Title: The Green Frog News
Grade level: K-8
This site is a wonderful resource for educators. The site includes several downloadable activity books, as well as detailed lesson plans on recycling. Also the educational resource page contains other downloadable activities, coloring pages, and lesson plans.
Title: Auntie Litter
Grade Level: K-3
This website is great for kids and teachers looking to learn about waste reduction and litter prevention. This site has games and activities for the kids and teacher talks and programs for the teachers.
Franklin County provides information to all industries for waste management and recycling issues.
The Division of Pollution, Prevention and Environmental Assistance is available to provide industry audits and information.