Each resident in Franklin County generates 4-5 pounds (on average) of waste every day, which, if not reused, recycled, composted or diverted, makes it way to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill (FCSL) located in Jackson Township, Ohio.
Every year, nearly a million tons of waste is disposed of at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill (FCSL). The FCSL is a municipal solid waste landfill designed to protect the environment regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Franklin County's Sanitary Landfill benefits the region by keeping costs low, operations transparent, and makes the public's safety and the health of the environment top priorities. Learn more about why the FCSL is an asset to Franklin County families, residents and businesses.
The FCSL currently has about 22 years of life left. We're committed to ensuring that Franklin County has safe disposal available at the landfill for a minimum of 30 years and are currently in the planning process to apply for a new Permit to Install application from the OEPA. In November 2016, the Columbus Dispatch recognized our efforts to extend the life of the landfill. Read the article: Recycling plan could extend life of Franklin County landfill.
A recent partnership with RRS evaluated Franklin County's waste stream and identified opportunities to keep more waste out of the landfill. Want to know more about what's in the FCSL? Read the report: SWACO and RRS release assessment of Franklin County's Waste Stream and Identity Opportunities.
Want to do your part to keep more waste out of the landfill? Visit our recycling pages to learn how. Free community tours of the landfill are also offered several times a year. Schedule your tour today!
SWACO and its waste hauling partners are part of a sound waste management program for Franklin County. Together, we strive to divert recyclable materials from FCSL and to keep the roadways safe and litter free!
Need directions to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, hours of operation, safety information or have questions about fees? Visit this page: Franklin County Sanitary Landfill.