Landfill Tour

Update: 3/13/18: We have resumed scheduling school field trips!  Please contact us at the link below to inquire further.

The Franklin County Sanitary Landfill (FCSL) is a municipal solid waste landfill designed to protect the environment and regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  Every year, just over 1 million tons of waste is disposed of at the (FCSL).  Each resident in Franklin County generates on average 4 to 5 pounds of waste every day.  If these materials are not reduced, reused, recycled, composted or diverted, but rather tossed in the trash, they are disposed of at the landfill. 

SWACO owns and operates the FCSL and provides free tours for school groups, interested organizations and clubs. General public tours are also offered once per quarter.  
Landfill Area

Visitors will hear a presentation consisting of a discussion and slide show that outlines the engineering, regulations and monitoring of a modern day sanitary landfill.  Visitors will also learn how SWACO diverts materials from the landfill and protects public health. Additional discussion topics include how to effectively recycle in Franklin County, natural resource conservation and how waste reduction and diversion can have a positive impact on the economy.  

Immediately following the presentation, participants will visit the landfill working face in a bus or SWACO vehicle to observe the operations first-hand.  Attendees will remain in a vehicle at all times.

Public Tours

SWACO offers four free public tours of the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill each year.  Availability is limited.  Please check back for a listing of available 2018 dates & times.

Schools Tours

School tours and field trips are provided throughout the year.  Landfill tours last approximately 60 to 90 minutes and include an in-classroom presentation and an in-vehicle tour.  Check out our Resources for all of your Field Trip needs.

Sign Up

To inquire about taking a tour of the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, please contact SWACO.

Landfill Tour Survey 

Did you recently take a Franklin County Sanitary Landfill Tour and you'd like to provide feedback? If so, please take our Landfill Survey Thank you.