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Franklin County to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is being held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 and aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications.

SWACO Celebrates Earth Day by Pitching In, Giving Back to the Community

SWACO is proud to financially sponsor the Green Columbus Branch Out 2016 activities and will be deploying staff resources into the Franklin County community on Earth Day to help residents and businesses participate in living greener, more sustainable lives.

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