Board Opening

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is accepting letters of interest for one available position on the... Read More »

Solid Waste Management Plan Update

In order to continue to address the recycling and waste diversion needs of communities in the Solid Waste District and... Read More »

Complete the Business Recycling Survey

Strengthen waste reduction and recycling for businesses and multi-family properties in Franklin County. Read More »

Earth Day - April 22, 2017

Every year, since 1970, there have been sustainable and earth focused activities during the month of April, and... Read More »

Earth Week in Columbus - April 8 through April 15

Since 2007, thanks to Green Columbus, this area has benefited from more than 100,000 hours of resident... Read More »

Earth Day Ideas

Get involved this Earth Day. Read More »

  • Landfill Hours
  • Recycling Programs

Earth Day Ideas




  • Turn off lights, TVs and other appliances when not in use
  • Turn off computer monitors, printers and other equipment at the end of each day
  • Turn off office lights and monitors when at lunch or at a meeting
  • If chilly, don’t turn up the heat, grab a sweater and something warm to drink
  • Lower the thermostat at night
  • Use cold water when doing laundry
  • Replace old washing machines with front loading, high efficiency machines
  • Switch to low energy light bulbs
  • Install dimmer switches to control bulb intensity
  • Buy fruit and vegetables in season or produced locally to reduce transportation costs from imports
  • Look for fish that are locally sourced and not endangered



  • Use washable cups, plates and utensils rather than disposable options
  • Bring reusable bags to the grocery
  • Recycle plastic bags through the SWACO Bring Me Back! Program
  • Buy and use recycled paper
  • Buy products with less packaging
  • Set the default on printers to print double-sided