Landfill Facility
3851 London-Groveport Rd
Grove City, Ohio 43123

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From downtown Columbus: 

Take Interstate 71 South towards Grove City. Exit the Interstate at exit No. 97 ( London-Groveport Road ) and turn right. The entrance to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill is located on the left (South) side of the road approximately ½ mile from the interstate.

Payment Options

SWACO Landfill accepts cash, checks and the following major credit cards:

The SWACO Franklin County Sanitary Landfill is located south of downtown Columbus at Exit 97 of Interstate 71 in Jackson Township, Ohio. The Landfill is a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSW) and accepts most household wastes. The Landfill is owned and operated by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and serves the residents and businesses of the Solid Waste District. The SWACO district consists of all of Franklin County and portions of surrounding counties to the extent those municipalities extend into adjacent counties.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 5:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - 6:00am - 12:00pm

Holiday Information

New Year’s Day - January 1st
All Facilities Closed

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 3rd Monday in January
Offices Closed, Transfer Stations Closed, Landfill Open

Presidents Day - 3rd Monday in February (February 16, 2015)
Offices Closed
Jackson Pike Transfer Station - Closed
Morse Road Transfer Station - Open 7:00am - 3:00pm
Landfill - Open 5:00am - 5:00pm

Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
All Facilities Closed

Independence Day Holiday - July 3rd-4th
July 3rd
Landfill open
Morse Road Transfer Station open
Jackson Pike Transfer Station closed
Administrative Offices closed

July 4th
Landfill open
All other facilities closed

Labor Day - 1st Monday of September
All Facilities Closed

Columbus Day - 2nd Monday of October
Offices Closed, Transfer Stations Closed, Landfill Open

Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday of November
All Facilities Closed

Christmas Day - December 25th
All Facilities Closed

NOTE: Any Saturday holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday and any Sunday holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

*All customers must have a tarp on their loads when they enter the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill.

*All customers must wear a vest on the landfill if they exit their vehicle.

For your convenience, tarps and vests may be purchased at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill scale house.  Please see below pricing:

Large tarp (10'x18') - $15.00 
Small tarp (8' x 16') - $10.00
Vest - $5.00

Unacceptable Waste

These types of solid waste are NOT ACCEPTED at the Sanitary Landfill:

  • Infectious/pathological or biological waste. For more information regarding the Authority's "Medical Waste Disposal Policy" call 614-871-5100.
  • Chemotherapeutic waste
  • Radioactive materials
  • Hazardous waste
  • Explosive and ordnance materials
  • We will not accept appliances with Freon
  • Drums, barrels, buckets and other containers unless lids have been removed and interiors are cleaned and free of residue in accordance with The Authority's "Empty Container Policy"
  • Liquid waste, including motor oil and water-based paint *
  • Asbestos
  • Yard waste (leaves, grass, shrubs, trees)
  • Whole or shredded tires
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Motor vehicles and major motor vehicle parts such as transmissions, rear ends, frames, springs and fenders, agricultural and farm machinery and equipment, marine vessels and major parts thereof, and any other types of large equipment or machinery
  • Gas cylinders, unless empty and delivered separate from other solid waste
  • Petroleum contaminated soils, (May be accepted with approval of Executive Director)
  • TVs, Computers and Other Electronic Waste - For more information where you can take these items - click here 

* Water-based paints must be dried out before being disposed in the landfill