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Outdated Political Signs' New Message: Recycle

ThisWeek Community News story on efforts by SWACO and partners to help residents recycle yard signs following the November General Election. Read More »

On America Recycles Day, SWACO Announces New Record for Recycling in Franklin County

Franklin County's recycling rate reaches 40-percent, a record high for the community. Read More »

Dispatch Editorial: Here's A Switch: Cheaper Government

SWACO's proposal to reduce the rate to tip waste at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill was recently acknowledged by the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Read More »

Recycling Plan Could Extend Life of Franklin County Landfill

The Columbus Dispatch reports, 'A plan that could lower garbage fees, extend the life of the Franklin County landfill and generate $40 million annually has officials excited, but because similar plans previously fizzled, this one is being greeted with judicious hopefulness.' Read More »

SWACO, Columbus Launch New Initiative to Increase Plastic Bag Recycling and Reuse

New Bring Me Back program promotes the proper recycling and reuse of plastic bags Read More »

Executive Director Update: Ty Marsh

SWACO is leading three major public processes that strive to reduce the cost of waste disposal, increase technologies to recycle more and generate income, and extend the life of the landfill beyond the next two generations. The results of two studies will assist SWACO in moving forward. Read More »

SWACO, Battelle Release Report Assessing Best Practices for Recouping Value of Landfilled Recyclables

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) has partnered with Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization to conduct a three phased study to assess the technology options available for waste disposal and diversion, identify the most viable and beneficial options for Franklin County, provide a planning and implementation strategy for the recommended options and provide ongoing technical support. Read More »

Special Recycling Activities Announced

Plastic bags, household hazardous waste, prescription medications and political yard signs all have one thing in common – they can be easily recycled. Mark your calendar for these upcoming community drop-off opportunities. Read More »

Get the Scoop on Fall Recycling

The fall months provide an opportunity to focus on recycling, especially yard waste. SWACO dedicates $1.5 million annually to provide for the composting of yard waste collected by Franklin County residents and businesses. Compost, curbside and drop-off options are available. Read More »

Consortiums Provide Lower Costs, More Services

For over a decade, SWACO has assisted Franklin County communities in competitively and collaboratively bidding for waste and recycling services. As a result of this innovative program, Grove City, Urbancrest and Jackson Township are all considering new service contracts this fall. Read More »