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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. Read More »

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. Read More »

SWACO, Columbus Launch Contest to Combat Litter in Parks

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is soliciting photo entries for a “Strange Litter” contest. Prizes, sponsored by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), will be awarded to the most unusual litter removed from a city park during a permitted clean-up event. Read More »

Waste-Reduction is Goal for Pilot Program

ThisWeek Community News features information on a new SWACO Pilot Program for 2016 in which public-event organizers can apply for money to reduce waste, increase recycling and composting, and generate public awareness.
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2016 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Events

HHW materials are unsafe and should not be put in the trash and sent to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill. Instead, SWACO has scheduled four easy and convenient community drop-off events for these materials. Additionally, SWACO provides free HHW disposal services year-round at a permanent drop-off location at 645 E. 8th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201. Read More »

Conservation at the Front End Pays

The Columbus Dispatch editorial board recently gave kudos to SWACO for devising a program that respects its core mission of responsibly running the landfill and, by encouraging recycling, extending its lifespan. Read More »

New Sponsorship Program to Increase Recycling at Central Ohio’s Events and Festivals

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is launching a new Event Sponsorship Program, a pilot for 2016 for which a total of $25,000 will be provided to local public event organizers to help them with establishing easy-to-do best practices for reducing waste, increasing recycling and composting, and generating public awareness about waste reduction activities. The program is open to all public events throughout the county. The level of financial support will be determined based on proposed activities that address the application criteria and the estimated attendance for each event. Funding ranges between $500 and $5,000 for a single event. Read More »

Spring Cleaning That is Good For the Environment

As we anxiously look for the first signs of spring to arrive, there are a number of easy and healthy ways to complete a clean sweep of your home and yard. Read More »

A Message from Executive Director Ty Marsh

With a strong focus on accountability and financial management, SWACO’s total debt and long term liabilities have decreased $29 million since 2012 and SWACO’s net operating position improved by $31.1 million. With a $48 million budget for 2016, SWACO has its sights on strategic foundational work and enhanced community engagement. Read More »

SWACO Partnerships Impact Lives

Judge Daniel Hawkins visited recently SWACO to express appreciation for SWACO’s participation in the Central Ohio Hoarding Collaborative. SWACO is working with other county organizations to help clean up unhealthy properties and provide wrap-around supportive services. Read More »