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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 »

The Landfill Tour - an Eye Opener for Many

Thousands of students and adults visit the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill each year and walk away with a new appreciation for the technical and environmental expertise needed to dispose of the area’s waste. For many it is a life- changer. Read More »

Participating in Local and National Conversations

SWACO is creating and participating in the dialogue at key organizations near and far - The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Summit on Sustainability, National Municipal Roundtable, and GroveCity2050 to name a few. Read More »

Getting the Word Out - Festivals and Food

SWACO is working hard to make central Ohio a leader by turning up the volume on issues involving diversion and waste reduction and providing program grants to put it into action. Read More »

Award Recognizes SWACO's Excellence in Financial Reporting

SWACO has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction from State Auditor Dave Yost. The award is presented for SWACO’s excellent, ‘clean’ and accurate record keeping, with a demonstrated commitment to accountability. Read More »