SWACO News

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Composting Leaves and Yard Waste is Easy To Do

It's fall and the leaves are dropping on yards across Franklin County. Did you know that leaves are considered yard waste as are brush, grass clippings, branches, and shrubbery? Yard waste is not accepted at the landfill but composting yard waste is easy to do when you use one of SWACO's three convenient programs.  

Choose the Composting Option that is Right for You 

Back Yard Composting 

Curbside Pick-Up

Drop-Off 


Don't Miss our Upcoming Composting Events

SWACO regularly works with partners to provide composting workshops. Don't miss the next opportunity - Healthy Home Soils and Composting Workshop being held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9 am. Register here


Build Your Own Composting Bin

There are many types of composting bins to consider. Make sure to check any guidelines your community may have regarding compost bins to ensure you build one that meets all of the requirements. 


Download Instructions: 

Wooden Box Bin

Wood and Wire Three Bin Turning Unit

Wire Mesh Bin

Garbage Can Composter

Cinder Block Turning Unit 

Cinder Block Bin 


There are also plenty of options for purchasing a compost tumbler, earth machine or similar system. 


You can find more information on yard waste here as well as information on other organic material such as food waste here

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