• Landfill Hours
  • Recycling Programs

For governments, public schools, universities, parks, & non-profit organizations


The Community Waste Reduction Grant is available to support the recycling efforts of local government entities, including but not limited to public schools, universities and parks, and non-profit organizations located in Franklin County by providing financial support to help offset the costs of these efforts. In return, SWACO requires grantees to document and measure the projects impacts, report results to enhance waste reduction and recycling opportunities in central Ohio and contribute to SWACO’s data collection.  The goal of this program is to maintain and improve Franklin County’s recycling rate of 45-percent through the funding of innovative projects that address unique community waste reduction needs and have the ability to be modeled throughout central Ohio. 

Grant Cycle

The 2016-2017 grant cycle is closed.

In 2016, six (6) grants were awarded to local communities for the 2016-2017 award cycle.

City of Bexley - $29,000 to assist in the development of a Strategic Zero Waste Plan

Ohio History Connection - $22,140 to improve current recycling infrastructure and educational activities

Goodwill Columbus - $21,564 to develop a new outlet store to feature reuse and recycling markets

Mid Ohio Foodbank - $10,860 to divert more edible food to the region’s emergency feeding network

City of Westerville - $5,128 to improve existing recycling efforts in public areas and city facilities

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging - $500 to implement staff education, waste reduction, recycling and reuse programs

Please check back in July 2017 to download the 2018 Grant Application document. 

Beginning in 2018, the SWACO Community Waste Reduction grants program will correspond with the calendar year (Jan.-Dec.).