SWACO has a goal to increase Franklin County's recycling rate. Sixty percent (60%) of waste disposed in the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill is from the "commercial sector" - including retail businesses, manufacturing facilities, and multifamily housing complexes. A recent study conducted by SWACO indicates that 78% of the material disposed from the commercial sector has the potential to be diverted from the landfill through recycling or composting. In fact, "fiber," which includes corrugated cardboard and paper, made up almost 32% of the material disposed - almost 1/3 of everything disposed from the business sector!
We can do better, and we know that a lot of central Ohio businesses are looking to start or improve their recycling and composting programs to meet their own sustainability goals.
Free technical assistance is available for any business in Franklin County that would like to either implement a sustainable recycling program, improve on an existing program, or needs help finding solutions for hard-to-recycle items.
From answering questions to creating an action plan, we will meet you where you're at on the road to sustainable recycling programs and help you achieve your company diversion goals.
This includes help with food waste diversion.