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Community Events

  1. Highball Halloween

    October 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - October 21, 2017, 1:00 AM

    This is the nation’s most elaborate costume party and a weekend filled with music, art and fashion. Consider ways to reuse and recycle materials to create your costume and remember to recycle at the event. SWACO provided Highball Halloween with a grant to advance waste reduction and recycling practices at #HB2017.

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  2. Green Purge- One Stop Drop for Hard to Recycle Items

    October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Come to purge your unwanted or no longer needed items. The following organizations will be onsite to accept your donations to be reused, recycled or disposed of responsibly: SWACO- Household hazardous waste (note: paint is $1/can charge) Goodwill- Clothing, household items, electronics and accessories Furniture Bank of Central Ohio- Furniture and appliances

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  3. SWACO Tabling: B.R.E.A.D! Community and Arts Festival

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Historic Dublin

    Come to Historic Dublin and join the Dublin Arts Council to celebrate the cultures of Dublin, Ohio with food, live entertainment, and more!

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  4. SWACO Audit & Finance Committee

    October 24, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ SWACO Administrative Office Building

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  5. SWACO Committee of the Whole Meeting

    October 24, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ SWACO Administrative Office Building

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SWACO Events

  1. Event Waste Reduction Grant - Apps due Jan 12, 2018 by 5pm

    October 6, 2017 - January 12, 2018, 5:00 PM

    The 2018 EWR Grant is a competitive grant program that provides reimbursement funding for activities that increase reuse, recycling and composting, as well as diversion-related outreach and education activities at public events. Applications for the 2018 Event Waste Reduction Grant program are due by 5p on Friday, January 12, 2018. Grants will be awarded in February 2018. Awarded projects will commence on March 1, 2018, and shall be completed by December 31, 2018. Please visit our website for complete details on eligibility and to download the application package. The purpose of this program is to assist event organizers in establishing sustainable waste reduction and diversion activities. By implementing sustainable, environmentally conscious methods of waste reduction and diversion, Central Ohio’s events can successfully reduce the amount of solid waste materials generated and divert recyclable and compostable materials from the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill.

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  2. SWACO Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection- Columbus

    October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    SWACO provides free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. Identifying HHW is easy. Look for key words on the container such as poison, danger, caution, flammable, corrosive, or use in a well-ventilated area. Remember to bring your id and/ or mail to show you live in Franklin County.

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  3. Pharmaceutical Collection Day (Dry Pills Only)

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Participating local law enforcement agencies and Kroger stores (check SWACO website on 10/01/17 for a detailed list of drop-off locations)

    Bring your dry pills only for proper disposal. Other medical waste must be disposed of in another manner. If you can't make it to this event there are other options for safe disposal. In Franklin County there are several permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off locations for your convenience. Each location accepts dry, prescription pills. If you have other items such as liquid medicines, inhalers, needles, creams, or patches, please verify that they are accepted by calling first. See SWACO website for locations.

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