Disposal - Safe & Responsible

How much waste is generated in Franklin County?

Each resident in Franklin County generates 4-5 pounds (on average) of waste every day, which, if not reused, recycled, composted or diverted, makes it way to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill (FCSL) located in Jackson Township, Ohio.

Every year, nearly a million tons of waste is disposed of at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill (FCSL). The FCSL is a municipal solid waste landfill designed to protect the environment regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 

What is in Franklin County's waste stream and how can we increase recycling and waste diversion?

A recent partnership with RRS evaluated Franklin County's waste stream and identified opportunities to keep more waste out of the landfill. Want to know more about what's in the FCSL? Read the report: SWACO and RRS release assessment of Franklin County's Waste Stream and Identity Opportunities. 
Want to do your part to keep more waste out of the landfill? Visit our recycling pages to learn how. Free community tours of the landfill are also offered several times a year. Schedule your tour today!

SWACO and its waste hauling partners are part of a sound waste management program for Franklin County. Together, we strive to divert recyclable materials from FCSL and to keep the roadways safe and litter free! 

Available Resources:

Check out the following resources for all of your disposal needs.