Y.A.L.E. Students Visit Camden County Landfill

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A couple of local students got to explore what goes on behind the scenes of a landfill on Tuesday, June 13th.

Students from the Young Adolescent Learning Experience (or the Y.A.L.E. School) got to tour the Camden County Pollution Control Financing Authority Landfill in Pennsauken to learn where all of our waste ends up.

The students got a first-hand experience of what takes place at a waste management site to hopefully gain a better understanding and appreciation of why disposing trash properly is so important.

"So what we want to do today is show the kids what happens to waste when it comes here to the landfill," David Lutheran, executive director of the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Camden County.

"A lot of people think, 'OK, you just take the waste and dump it.' That used to be what happened — people used to just have dumps — so today's modern sanitary landfills are very different and we want to show these kids how we handle all of that in a way that protects the environment."

The Y.A.L.E. School provides students with learning disabilities from three to 21 years of age with a specialized setting that benefits each student's education and provides them with the support they need to succeed.

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