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SWACO Positioned for Future – A Message from Executive Director Ty Marsh

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) has undergone significant change over the past 18 months.

SWACO Consortiums Popular with Communities

For community representatives like Whitehall Service Director Zach Woodruff, or Dublin Operations Administrator Beth Lozier, the SWACO community consortium initiative can be a real financial boost to residents and/or city budgets.


For More information:
Kristi Higginbotham, Outreach and Programs Manager

4239 London-Groveport Rd
Grove City, Ohio 43123

Administrative Office Hours Only:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Major Holidays

From downtown Columbus, take interstate 71 south towards Grove City.  Exit no. 97 ( London- Groveport Road) and turn right.  Head west to the SWACO Administration Office Building, located at the corner of London-Groveport Road and Young Road, about 1 mile off of the interstate.
SWACO offers a number of environmental education programs and resources to Franklin County teachers, students and residents.

Tour the Landfill:

Are you looking for a different type of field trip that students are sure to remember and learn valuable environmental and ecological lessons from? Come and tour the landfill. Learn more here.

Download Classroom Resources:

Activities, lessons, and fact sheets focus on solid waste reduction and resource conservation. Learn more here.

Teacher Workshops and Resources:

Each year SWACO partners with Central Ohio organizations in providing teacher workshops.  There is also a wide array of environmental resources available at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Learn more here.

Kids Corner:

Click here to play games and download a cartoon.

SWACO Grants Program:

For more information on how to apply for a SWACO Grant click here.

SWACO Mission

Manage the District municipal solid waste stream to achieve environmentally responsible and cost-effective disposal, treat solid waste as a resource capable of yielding recovered materials and energy, reduce reliance on landfilling, and plan future disposal capacity for the District.

SWACO Guiding Principles:

  • Support waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs and technologies that will be both environmentally and economically sustainable.
  • Promote public awareness and knowledge concerning effective and efficient management of the District municipal solid waste stream.
  • Focus on the use of technically viable and economically sound technologies.
  • Utilize proven business principles in the management of District programs and projects.
  • Assure that all initiatives involving outside private or public sector partners identify and incorporate mutually beneficial outcomes.