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Drug Take-Back Could Save Lives

Columbus Dispatch Editorial, 6/26/16 Read More »

Neighborhood Drop Off Recycling program changing following careful evaluation

Like any business or government agency, we strive to ensure that programs are run safely, efficiently and make the best use of resources. To that end, our Drop Off Recycling Program – like many long-standing SWACO programs, has been under review and evaluation.

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Executive Director Update: Ty Marsh

Three major public processes will be initiated this year to evaluate landfill rates, revise the solid waste management plan, and extend the life of the landfill. SWACO will seek public input to ensure we are engaging the community in the discussion surrounding future decision-making.  Read More »

SWACO and RRS Release Assessment of Franklin County’s Waste Stream and Identify Opportunities

Ever wonder how Franklin County is doing relative to recycling levels and what opportunities exist to improve? Kyle O’Keefe, SWACO Director of Innovations and Programs presents the findings of a waste stream assessment recently completed by Resource Recycling Systems. To see the full report,  Read More »

Waste and Recycling Haulers Update

SWACO has created a new update to provide haulers with up-to-the-minute news, operational changes, recognition profiles, and trends in the industry. Check out news for this quarter with a feature on Rumpke Waste & Recycling.  Read More »

SWACO Promotion Drives Collection Success

Over 800 vehicles participated in the household hazardous mobile collection event at Ashland Chemical in Dublin. The next mobile event is June 25th at the Ohio History Center in conjunction with the Columbus Green Purge event. SWACO also offers the convenience of a drop-off facility that is open every week. For a complete schedule, locations and hours   Read More »

New Records Set for Drug Take-Back Day

Over a dozen locations in Franklin County participated in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this spring. Over 3,550 lbs. of pharmaceuticals were collected, setting a new record for the safe collection and disposal campaign.  Permanent collection locations are available for regular disposal.  Read More »

Recycled Material Saves Operational Costs and Time

SWACO tested and has received approval to use recycled auto shredder residue to cover the daily disposal of waste at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill.  This environmentally friendly and safe approach not only saves money on the purchase of dirt, but also makes the process more efficient.   Read More »

Event Sponsorship Grants Awarded

To help local communities and festivals reduce waste and create recycling opportunities, SWACO has awarded three grants under the new Event Sponsorship Program pilot. Grants have been awarded to Rock on the Range/MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus’ Earth Day at the Commons, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Arts Festival.  Read More »

Dublin Takes Vermicomposting to School

Columbus Metro Parks’ vermicomposting workshops, provided by SWACO, have been popular with local high school science teachers. Recently two environmental science teachers from Dublin Jerome High School incorporated the composting technique into raised garden beds.  Read More »