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Curious Cbus Asks: Where Does My Trash Go?

SWACO partners with WOSU radio's Curious Cbus project to answer the question: What happens to our waste (trash, recycling, yard waste) once it's collected? Where does it actually go?

Grants Program to Advance Central Ohio as Leader in Waste Reduction, Recycling

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is seeking applicants for the Community Waste Reduction (CWR) Grant Program, a competitive grant program that is open to all non-profits and government organizations in Franklin County.

Information

For More information:
Kristi Higginbotham, Outreach and Programs Manager
kristi.higginbotham@swaco.org
614-871-5100

Location:
4239 London-Groveport Rd
Grove City, Ohio 43123
614-871-5100

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

Directions:
From downtown Columbus, take interstate 71 south towards Grove City.  Exit 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

To improve the community's solid waste stream through effective reduction, recycling and disposal.

SWACO Guiding Principles:

  • COLLABORATE with our public and private partners
  • OPERATE with transparency, efficiency, and innovation
  • LEVERAGE the waste stream for economic benefit
  • CONTRIBUTE to a safe and healthy community