SWACO News

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Take Waste Out of the Environment

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Event

SWACO partners with local communities to provide convenient events to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that should not be disposed of in the trash.

HHWTwo events were held in September in Westerville and Grove City. Take a look at the results:


Westerville 9/9
1,095 vehicles
32,549 lbs.
Grove City 9/30
596 vehicles
26,991 lbs.



Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Throughout the Year

SWACO also offers Franklin County residents the ease of dropping off Household Hazardous Waste at the SWACO permanent collection center.


Household Hazardous Waste Facility

HHW 03645 E. 8th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201

(The corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue)

Phone: 614-294-1300

Get Directions »


Weekly Hours (Closed Holidays)

Wednesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM

Thursdays: 9 AM to 5 PM

Fridays: 12 PM to 6 PM


Additional information on the types of materials accepted is available here.


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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – October 28

Join SWACO, area Police Departments and communities in getting unwanted medications out of medicine cabinets and the environment.

Click here for participating locations. Unless otherwise noted the collections will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and accept prescription pills.



Mark Your Calendar for these Additional Upcoming SWACO Events

November 2 - All Franklin County businesses are invited to attend our Do Business with Us presentation. Find more info and RSVP here.

November 14 - Attend MORPC’s Summit on Sustainability and stop by SWACO’s Break Out Session The Key to Successful Recycling Programs. Registration and Session details here

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